Sour Lake, Texas: Birthplace of Texaco

Historical markers describe the Spindletop oil discovery in 1901 and birth in 1903 of the petroleum company.
Sour Lake, TX
West of Beaumont. Town is at the intersection of Highway 105 and 326. Markers are in various other locations in town; wander or ask.
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Birthplace of Texaco

Sour Lake, Texas is the Birthplace of Texaco. There are historical markers around this small, sleepy town detailing the rise of Texaco.

Sour Lake was named for a lake that was thought to have healing waters. Many people traveled to Sour Lake to swim in the healing water. A large hotel was designed to showcase the lake but was never built due to the Depression.

[T. Travis, 03/02/2011]

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