Vol MMXVII, No 160
June 9, 1894
Oil Discovered in Texas near Corsicana
First Oil in Texas
While drilling for much needed water near Corsicana on this date in 1894, oil was struck at a depth of 2,480 feet. Only half of the $1,000 drilling fee was paid by the city, and the oil disposed of.
Happy Trails to You - An Era comes to an End
HOLLYWOOD CA (1957)
After seven seasons of gunfighting and saving towns, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Pat Brady, Trigger, Buttercup, Bullet, and Nellybelle, called it quits today in the final episode of the Roy Rogers Show.
The show entertained children and families with exciting plots, beautiful scenery, western music including Roys famed yodel, and a lot of strange anacronisms, like ... Why did Roy and the posse ride horses, followed by Pat in his jeep Nellybelle? I always thought that was a little odd myself.
Nonetheless, the show was a classic, where the good guys always won, the bad guys always had their guns shot out of their hands, and Roy and Dale, riding Trigger and Buttercup, with their German Shepherd Bullet running up, would end every episons singing "Happy Trails to You". And at home, children and their families would all join in ... "til me meet a-gain". Goodbye Roy.