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Wildcatter Weekend - Patillo Higgins Day

Date: December 08, 2012
Time: 10:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Category: Events
Location: Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown, Hwy 69 and Universtiy Drive, Beaumont, TX

Call him a dreamer, a visionary, a pioneer or "The Millionare," the life and exploits of oilman Patillo Higgins are the stuff of legend. Besides his ability to locate oil throughout south Texas, Higgins, in the early days of exploration at Spindletop, oversaw the planning for an "industrial Utopia" called Gladys City, including the design of a city map. As we pay tribute to one of the more important -- and colorful -- historical Spindletop figures, families can learn about the craft of surveying and design their own "perfect city."

Family activity sessions are at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm. Reservations encouraged, but not required.

Free admission all day, plus complimentary refreshments and gusher re-enactment at 4 p.m.

Contact: Gladys City Office