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Gladys City seeks Spindletop stories

To celebrate the 112th anniversary of the historic Lucas Gusher at Spindletop, the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, on the Lamar University campus, is inviting families with any connection to Spindletop to tell their stories on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the annual Spindletop Anniversary Celebration. 

“As much impact as Spindletop had on the world it also had an impact on many thousands of ordinary families,” said museum director Mark Osborne. “We want to invite all of our Spindletop families to help us celebrate and tell their stories.” 

Families interested in participating are encouraged to develop small displays of photos, letters, or other memorabilia to share with visitors that day. The opportunity to record a brief oral history will also be available. Registration is required by calling (409) 880-1750. Additional details about other anniversary activities will follow soon. 

Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown is located on Hwy. 69 at University Drive in Beaumont. Plenty of free parking is available. For more information, please call (409) 880-1750 or contact the museum at