The Forest that Man Made - Burkburnett Field - 1918
Imagine a derrick in the parking lot of your local Whataburger...or in the middle of the local school's playground.
That's what it was like in Burkburnett.
Oil was discovered just West of town in 1912 and things started humming along. Then in 1918 the first strike was made in town. That changed everything. Derricks flew up as fast as timber could be sourced.
By late that year there were wells being sunk in every spare plot. There were wells in yards and alleys...even behind the railroad station.
This image shows Burkburnett at its most surreal, with full-blow oil fever having taken hold of the landscape and everyone in it. You can feel the excitement and anxious energy. Better get that lease before the other guy does! Better bring that well in fast and get your share or lose it all!
Print Number Four in the C. A. Warner Memorial Series of Historic Texas Oil Field Images.
- 24 by 18 inches
- Limited Edition of 254 Copies
- Each one is hand-numbered
These inks are guaranteed color-fast for 80 years, which means you won't need to lay out the extra money for UV glass. You can hang your print in direct sun and it will be just as bright when they are passed on to the next generation as a family heirloom as it is the day it ships.
All you need to do choose any standard 18 by 24 inch frame from your local frame shop.
Like all prints in this series, it is a Limited Edition of only 254 hand-numbered, one for each county in Texas.
It's an instant heirloom.
- Shipping is $5 for this item.
- Allow two weeks for delivery.
- Ships in a sturdy tube.
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