On January 10, 1901, Texas strikes oil at Spindletop. This started the oil boom. The oil was found Patilio Higgins and Anthony Lucas. Some Effects: *boomtowns and lots of patrolum companies *evetnually drilling is in all regions of Texas
One of the inventions was the rotary drill bit. This bit made it possible to drill through very hard rock to reach oil that is deep into the Earth. This drill bit revolutionized the oil industry.
More people moved to Houston because of lots of reasons. One reason was because the Galveston Hurricane.