Mark Meadows, who has returned to his ancestral home, displays old pipeline tools from the boom days of the Richardson oil and gas boom, he the son of James Spence and Judith Chenoweth Meadows, his grandfather Roscoe Meadows. a Richardson original, Mark Meadows saying "It took some mighty strong men just to carry them around"

Early immigrants, many German, using tools
during 1902 gas and oil field boom at Richardson

Last standing buildings from Richardsons Bee Compressor Station

Coy Rader at Bee Station 1933 Richardson
(Photo from the Randall Whytsell Collection)

Richardson gas and oil field workers
man heavy pipeline tools about 1900

Clay Parrill overlooking Richardson Bee Compressor Station 1940

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