Beaumont (Texas), January 10, 2001:

Former President George Bush speaks to a crowd gathered for the recreation of the Spindletop gusher, 100 years to the minute after the historic oil find. The 1901 gusher proved that oil, until a minor energy source, existed in quantities massive enough to fuel the ongoing Industrial Revolution.
Before George Bush became interested in public service and politics, he embarked - successfully - on a career in the oil industry of West Texas.