Big Spring Revisited (Images of America) by Tammy Burrow Schrecengost

By Tammy Burrow Schrecengost

In West Texas, the land that will sooner or later turn into enormous Spring used to be initially domestic to Comanche Indians. In 1880, the Texas Rangers have been despatched prior to the railroad to set up peace one of the ranchers and to guard the western frontier from the Comanche who lived there. New Texans started to stick to the railroad from Colorado urban to special Spring, which used to be named the county seat of Howard County in 1882. The small Texas city as soon as recognized for its saloons, dance halls, shoot-outs, and playing grew into an oil- and agriculture-rich group. This pictorial assortment illustrates the continuous development that giant Spring has made, from the 1st wood constructions thrown jointly on First and major Streets to the invention of oil. gigantic Spring additionally skilled monetary booms with the development of an oil refinery, an air strength base, and the increase of the farm animals undefined. this day this once-small West Texas city is dotted with wind farms, an oil refinery, and 3 hospitals.

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