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Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2012.008p.0005
Description Abercrombie was sold to Stanolind Oil & Company. It then went to Pan American and then later to Amoco. They added a lot to this plant in about 1954 in Old Ocean, TX.
Title Old Ocean oil plant
Notes James (Jim) Abercrombie discovered oil in 1934 and a government oil refinery was built to make high-octane gasoline. It was closed at the end of World War II. The oil field itself was named Old Ocean, and later the community just adopted the name.
People Abercrombie, James S.
Collection Beverly Vinklarek
Accession number 2012.008p
Received date 01/30/2012
Source Beverly Vinklarek
Provenance James (Jim) Abercrombie discovered oil in 1934 and a government oil refinery was built to make high-octane gasoline. It was closed at the end of World War II. The oil field itself was named Old Ocean, and later the community just adopted the name.
Imagefile 027\2012008p0005.JPG
Catalog date 2012-02-01
Catalog type Standard
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Number of images 1
Place Old Ocean, TX