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Santa Rita: The University of Texas Oil Discovery

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Martin W. Schwettmann (Author)
Illustrations by Tom Lea, design by Carl Hertzog


In this volume, the writer, artist, and designer have combined their talents to produce a charming account of this significant event in the history of the University of Texas. Named after Santa Rita--the Saint of the Impossible--the oil well that was the foundation of the University's endowment also transformed West Texas with the discovery of the first great oil field in the Permian Basin.