Texas Historical Documents

Texas Timeline - 1917

Texas Timeline Index

June 21, 1917 The Humble Oil Company incorporates.
August 05, 1917 The Simms-Sinclair No. 11 Sweet gushes in and becomes Goose Creek Oil Field's greatest producer.
August 23, 1917 Seventeen people die in the Camp Logan race riots, when black soldiers clash with Houston police.
August 25, 1917 Gov. Jim Ferguson resigns after being impeached.
October 21, 1917 The 'Roaring Ranger' Oil Field blows in.

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