“The Man and the Map” will be on display at the museum from January through May of 2024. It features the 1933 oilfield map in a cartoonish style, along with information about the man who created the map, Wylie Edwin “Ed” Ray.
This will be a wonderful event celebrating the unique history of East Texas. Made possible in part through a grant from Humanities Texas.
The day will conclude with a final Q&A with presenters and closing remarks, followed at 12:30 p.m. with a light lunch and a tour of the East Texas Oil Museum at Kilgore College
The Fueling Fitness 5K & Fun Run is set for April 27, 2024. Learn more by visiting the Facebook Event page.
If you guessed SUCKER ROD WRENCH, you are correct! Sucker rod wrenches were pivotal in 1930s East Texas oilfields. These tools ensured efficient rod connection, minimizing downtime and maximizing oil extraction. Symbolizing innovation, they propelled the region’s rapid oil expansion, shaping its economic landscape during this pioneering era.