The World’s Littlest Skyscraper: How to Scam the Rich, in Style

A scale model of three skyscrapers
Photo by Heitor Carvalho Jorge, CC BY-SA 3.0

“What is this, a skyscraper for ants?!”

A huge petroleum reservoir was discovered just over 100 years ago in Wichita County, Texas. Much like the Klondike Gold Rush way up north, people flooded the area, increasing the surrounding population by 20,000 seemingly overnight by 1918.

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J.J. Pryor

J.J. Pryor

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