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There Will Be Oil

March 8, 2009

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Upon watching There Will Be Blood again and seeing a post on Daniel Plainview’s wardrobe, I couldn’t help but track down some actual pictures of the time.  Not only the fashion of the moment, but the ambition and determination are equally as appealing.  It’s hard to imagine such an oil boom sweeping across America, yet dericks were seen everywhere as people sucked the land dry in hopes of discovering an ocean of black gold.   Check out some more images after the jump.

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https://i2.wp.com/sloblogs.thetribunenews.com/slovault/files/2008/07/santa-barbara-oil-disaster3.jpg

https://i1.wp.com/www.officemuseum.com/IMagesWWW/Three_Men_in_Office_Talking_Tubes_Thur_15_Jan.jpg

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