The museum is in the depot's waiting room and office. The warehouse is a hands-on learning center. See the 1908 "Arnold Outhouse," log cabin, doctor's office, dogtrot cabin, oil derrick, cotton gin, print shop, and syrup mill. Open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Sat. Closed national an...
The amphitheater is in a natural crater that is 60 feet deep and 300 yards in diameter. Legend has it that the crater was once a gathering place for the Caddo to play tribal games. Concerts are held in the crater April–October. Twelve miles south of Henderson at U.S. 259 and F.M. 1798; take F.M. ...
Columbus M. "Dad" Joiner believed there was oil in Rusk County. With inferior equipment, he made two unsuccessful attempts. In January 1930, he started a third well. On Oct. 3, 1930, the Daisy Bradford No. 3 blew in, beginning the East Texas Oil Boom.
The town was an important trade center known as Nip and Tuck in 1850. Bypassed by railroads, the town declined, and a 1906 storm destroyed many buildings. Only a large, well-kept cemetery remains. Eighteen miles northeast on Texas 43. 866/650-5529, ext. 224.
In 1927, Columbus M. "Dad" Joiner believed there was oil in Rusk County.
Joiner, an Oklahoma attorney and oil promoter, had won and lost two fortunes in
oil. Despite nearing age 70, he was beginning another search. With inferior
equipment, he drilled his first well on Daisy Bradford's land,...
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