The West Columbia oil field is the youngest of the first rank salt dome oil fields of the Texas-Louisiana coastal region, and at present is the most productive of these fields. It is in the central western part of Brazoria county, Texas, just west of Brazos river. It is 50 miles southwest of Houston and twelve miles southeast of Damon Mound.

Kaiser’s Mound, as West Columbia was known in the early days, was one of the many mounds to which attention was drawn in 1901 by the bringing in of the enormous gushers on the Spindletop mound. Before the end...

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