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America's Oil Century

In his three-part series on the oil century, John Burnett reports that a century ago, a gusher blew on Spindletop Hill in southeast Texas, inaugurating America's infatuation with oil and gas. The first of the great southwest oil fields, Spindletop made America a global energy power, virtually overnight.

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