117th Anniversary of the Lucas Gusher


January 13, 2018 -January 13, 2018


Beaumont, TX 77705

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The Lucas Gusher spewed oil for nine full days in 1901, marking the birth of Texas’ petroleum industry. To commemorate the 150-foot spout of prosperity, the Spindletop oil field in Beaumont celebrates annually with a live reenactment (using water) accompanied by blacksmithing and printing press demonstrations, crafts, games, and live music. Count down to the gush with friends or family, and be sure to plant your lawn chair upwind.