Texas Historical Documents

Texas Timeline - 1917

Texas Timeline Index

1917 June 21 The Humble Oil Company incorporates.
1917 August 05 The Simms-Sinclair No. 11 Sweet gushes in and becomes Goose Creek Oil Field's greatest producer.
1917 August 23 Seventeen people die in the Camp Logan race riots, when black soldiers clash with Houston police.
1917 August 25 Gov. Jim Ferguson resigns after being impeached.
1917 October 21 The 'Roaring Ranger' Oil Field blows in.