On today’s date in 1901 the Lucas Gusher at Spindletop, Tx erupted sending thousands of gallons of “Texas-T” in the air. It started what would be a long history of Texas oil development and an economic boom in the state. It also gave way to the Rich Texan stereotype that you can thank for entertaining you on Dallas and The Simpsons. You’re welcome America. Enjoy driving those Chevy Suburbans and discounted Hummer H2′s.