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By Jane Spraggins Wilson,James A. Wilson

From 1924 to 1962, Texon was once a version corporation oil city in Reagan County, Texas. Pittsburgh-based large Lake Oil corporation constructed the city website subsequent to the large Lake Oil box and Santa Rita No. 1, the invention good on collage of Texas lands within the Permian Basin. Pres. Levi Smith ensured that corporation staff and their households loved cozy housing and neighborhood facilities, together with a grade university, health facility, nondenominational church, theater, swimming pool, and baseball park, in addition to a caf� and dry items, grocery, and drugstores. by way of the top of worldwide conflict II, the large Lake Field�s declining creation intended a smaller team and a declining Texon inhabitants. Plymouth Oil assumed possession in 1956 and 6 years later offered out to Marathon Oil, which ended corporation aid for the city. At annual reunions, even though, former residents�who be mindful Oiler baseball, scouting, Sunday tuition, and hard work Day celebrations�have saved the Texon event alive.

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