Thursday, May 27, 2004

It’s taken more than three decades, but the Louisiana State Oil and Gas Museum is a reality

After three decades and a whole lot of fish fries, Leone Fitgerald Brown finally saw her grandparents and parents dreams become a reality.

The Louisiana State Oil and Gas Museum had its grand opening, Friday, May 14. This museum highlights the importance of the oil industry and the boomtowns it created in northwest Louisiana in the early 1900s. Caddo Indians artifacts and relics are also on display in the museum located in Oil City.

The new museum is 12,000 square-feet. Some of artifacts include a wooden flow line pipe, an electric motor patented in 1899, a steam-driven fluid pump, pipe tongs and other early equipment. There is also a large collection of early boomtown and gusher photographs.

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