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dc.descriptionUndated image of three young boys sitting on coiled rope. Wooden buildings are visible in the background. PBPM 79-039.045.02 Inscription (on back): Billy Thomson, Jr. and friends House and bunkhouse in background Abrams (Texas & Pacific) No. 1 discovery well Westbrook Field, Mitchell County, Texas. W. W. (Billy, Jr. - not really) Thomson and friends playing on some old "rag rope" (Manila) line used to pad "bull" wheel and some wire line drilling cable near old camp shack in the Westbrook Field in Mitchell County, Texas. This picture was taken some years after the one showing the original "house" of W. J. and Clara with a much younger W. W. (Billy Jr.) Thomson in the foreground. Note: Bill Thomson was the head driller on and of the Underwriters Producing & Refining Company's Abrams (Texas & Pacific Railway Co. Land Trust) Well No. 1 which was the first paying producer of oil in the entire Permian Basin, spudded in 1919 and completed in 1920.en_US
dc.format.extent1 print : print ; 5 x 7 in.en_US
dc.rightsThe images in this collection are for study purposes, teaching, classroom projection and research only. To use these digital files in any form, an attribution of "Photo courtesy of The Petroleum Museum, Lee Jones, Jr. Collection" must accompany the image.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPetroleum industry and trade--Texas--History--20th century--Photograph.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPetroleum--Texas--Mitchell County.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPetroleum workers--Housing--Texas.en_US
dc.title[Three boys on coiled rope]en_US

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