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Big Moses Gas Well
Big Moses Gas Well

On September 6, 1894, one of the biggest gas wells ever drilled was completed on Moses Spencer's farm on Indian Creek, Tyler County.

Learn more:
"A Pillar Of Fire: 'Big Moses' Struck By Lightning"
"Blew The Fire Out: The Big Moses Well Didn't Burn Very Long"
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