Pre-Oil Texas

This mural suggests the tranquility of the land. In the center, towering pine trees shelter the agricultural and lumbering interests of East Texas. The lumber mill, cotton gin, and corrugated metal storage sheds were all drawn from actual buildings of the era. In the immediate foreground are the “sleeping giants.” These brown man-like figures represent the potential of the undreamed wealth and power that lay undisturbed by man, slumbering deep in the bowels of the earth. These were the unborn East Texas oil fields.