Oil Pulled Rug Out From Under Thurber and Mingus

That is the title for the Wednesday, November 27 through Tuesday, December 3 installment of “This Week in Texas History.”

The Lone Star State is littered with ghost towns.  You just have to know where to look.  Coal was the basis for the boom at Thurber and Mingus with the mine located at one and the railroad at the other.  But when oil came long in the 1920’s, the twin towns were doomed.

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