Erath-Duke Oil Company Of Dublin, Texas

I’ve been pouring over dusty journals for years, studying the “oil boom” of Central Texas, but it was in an old El Paso Herald of 1919 that I found the info about the Erath-Duke Oil Company of Dublin, Texas and the Duke-Knowles Field.

The first thing that caught my eye was this graph:

I wasn't really following closely until I saw the words Dublin, Texas on the bottom of the graph.

I wasn’t really following closely until I saw the words Dublin, Texas on the bottom of the graph.

Closer reading showed that stocks were opened for sale in April of 1919 for $1.00 per share.

Endorsements for the stock from Dublin businessmen were included in the article/sales pitch: Maurice Reed, Manager of Higginbotham Bros. and Co, M.D. Smith, Cashier of the Guaranty State Bank, and W.T. Cox, Vice-President of the Citizens National Bank.

And just as we did with our studies of the fabulous Dublin Rodeo, today we find another fascinating bit of the heritage that belongs to the town of Dublin, Texas.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for and marketing small-town Texas.
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