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AC299_OIL_INDUSTRY_PHOTOGRAPHS_SOPHIE_ELIZABETH_HALLIDAYTHE TYRRELL HISTORICAL LIBRARY AC -299 Oil Industry Photographs (Sophie Elizabeth Halliday), 1902-1940s DESCRIPTION This collection consists of photographs from 1902 to 1904 related to the Hogg -Swayne tract, Hlores gusher, and Batson oil field, all three once a pan of Spindletop. Other images include an oil field fire at Spindletop that occurred between September 12 and 14 of 1902. In addition, there are a few images for the 1940s that show destroyed oil derricks of the Stella Oil Company that was situated on the Hogg - Swayne lease after a Gulf storm struck the area. The Stella Oil Company was formed in 1906 by Herbert Judson Halliday.