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:
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.