To put great handcrafted products from Texas small businesses in as many hands as possible.
As born and bred Texans we are proud of our state and the people in it and we know you are too. So sign up for the Spindletop Box and help support your local Texas small business.
Spindletop was an oil field located in the south eastern portion of Texas. There had been much suspicion about there being oil under Spindletop Hill, however, it was thought to be impossible to drill. The Hamil brothers, young, ambitious and known as some of the best oil drillers in the business took over drilling Spindletop hill. What they soon learned was the water pumped into the well was too thin to keep the sandy walls from collapsing, their solution…mud. On January 10th, 1901 after drilling for two months Spindletop erupted and changed the face of America forever. The geyser that came out of the oil derrick shot 180 feet into the air and produced oil at an estimated rate of 80,000 barrels per day for nine days straight. Within a year over 500 oil companies had been created including Chevron Corporation, Gulf Oil, and Texaco.
In the spirit of this story, 117 years later, we are drilling and searching all over the great state of Texas for those hidden resources and small businesses that can be sent out, not just through out Texas but across the United States. Who knows which small Texas business out there will become the next Texaco.