Ranger Exes Memorial-TX - Old Ranger Photos The Boom Years- Page 2

[1] [ 2 ] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] oldpic13 Busy downtown Ranger. All the towns around Ranger became a city almost overnight, but Ranger continued to be the wild and woolly hub of the even wilder boom.

oldpic14 In 1918, the man directing the horse is Charles Johnson, father of Joyce Johnson Sawey (RHS-1960).

oldpic16 The oil taken from the Ranger field is said to have 'won the war' and earned for its finders more money than the gold fields of California and Alaska.

oldpic17 Ranger gained international fame as the town whose oil wiped out critical oil shortages during WWI.

oldpic18 Main Street is where thousands of people fought their way through daily.

oldpic19 Ranger oil fields. The muffled throbbing of scores and scores of engines as the drills pounded into the earth gave the whole affair a hellish, horrible atmosphere.

oldpic20 View of downtown Ranger

oldpic21 Early Ranger oil derrick

oldpic22 View of downtown Ranger

oldpic23 Fire in Ranger

oldpic24 Country-side oil derricks