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Aimee L’Heureux details the Jane Blaffer Owen’s philanthropy to the University of Houston, as well as her contributions to New Harmony, Indiana.
Between June 1942, and November 1943, Baytown, Texas, became the backdrop to one of the most dramatic labor confrontations to rock the upper Texas Gulf Coast during World War II.
Jane Blaffer Owen, an arts patron, social activist, and preservationist, was the daughter of Robert Lee Blaffer, one of the founders of Humble Oil & Refining Company (now ExxonMobil), and the granddaughter of William T. Campbell, who established the The Texas Company, which became Texaco.
Wildcats and sweet crude. Live in Houston long enough and you’ll learn that wildcats are exploration oil wells and the price of sweet crude – the high-quality, low-sulfur oil used for processing gasoline – is a closely watched economic indicator. But if you just got here or want a refresher on what the oil industry […]
To read the full text of this article by Victoria J. Myers that appeared in the Summer 2009 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.
To read the full text of this article by Gary L. Rabalais that appeared in the Spring 2005 issue of Houston History, download the pdf version.