Oil Booms are not new to me or to my HomeTown of Monahans, Texas. I grew up during the 50's and 60's Oil Boom. Then when it hit again in the 80's, I was there to say, Hey, Ya'll, you know what follows a Boom....a Bust!!! Another thing I always say is History repeats itself and What goes around comes around. I love being RIGHT!!! The Oil Boom History is definitely repeating itself in West Texas and in my hometown.
The Million Barrel Museum is what is left of the 1928 Oil Boom. I wasn't there then, but during the 1950's and 60's Boom, I knew plenty of people who added their names to the five acres of cement walls. Back then it was called 'vandalism'...today it's called 'Graffitti Art'. Just so you know...Sue is not one of the names spray painted there today...I'm sure it faded years ago. Just kidding....why my Daddy would have had me out there with a tooth brush cleaning the entire five acre cement bowl for just those three little letters....S U E.
Here are some links about the History of the Million Barrel and how it's has been restored and thrives today as a
Museum, a Tourist Attraction and an Event Location.
I hope you enjoyed traveling with me on the AtoZ RoadTrip.
Here are some AtoZer's I visited.
It was a West Texas Windy Day at the Million Barrel, but I withstood the wind and caught this stalk of blooms and pods in a relatively still moment. It's from a Yucca variety desert plant, and this is the time of year they bloom. Pretty, huh....even when they are crawling with ants! It's one of my favorites, and now that Xeriscaping has become popular these beauties...ants and all...are seen in more landscapes than ever before.