An oil boom here in the early 1930s prompted the formal organization of the Gaston Independent School District in 1931 to cope with the community's rapidly expanding student population. The district chose Dallas architects Emory White and Howard . . . — — Map (db m105651) HM
The first well in the East Texas Oil Field
was discovered by C. M. (Dad) Joiner in
October, 1930. This discovery, 1.2 miles north of this point, led to the development of the largest oil field in America.
Dedicated to . . . — — Map (db m164024) HM
Discovery genius was C. M. (Dad) Joiner, 70-year-old Oklahoman who for years believed there was oil in Rusk County. Driller was E. C. Laster. Crew: Dennis May, Dave Cherry, Glenn Pool, Jim Lambert and Dave Hughes.
Joiner's 2 early efforts . . . — — Map (db m105656) HM