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This volume includes stories about the life of a West Texas oil driller named Gib Morgan and other folk stories about the oil industry.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Oil Field Equipment Images
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  1. Dedication
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Portrait of Gib Morgan
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
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  1. The Life Gib Morgan Lived
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  1. Gib Morgan Among the Heroes
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  1. Where Gib Morgan Was Born and How He Grew Up
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  1. How Gib Morgan Became the Minstrel of His Regiment
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  1. How Gib Morgan Learned the Tricks of the Trade and Became a Driller
  2. pp. 21-27
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  1. How Gib Morgan Became the Wandering Minstrel of the Oil Fields
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  1. How Gib Morgan Spent His Declining Years and How His Fame Increased
  2. pp. 37-43
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  1. The Mystery of Gib Morgan's Book
  2. pp. 44-46
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  1. Gib Morgan As An Artist
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  1. The Tales Gib Morgan Told
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  1. Hogs in the Hills
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  1. How Gib Paid a Board Bill
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  1. How Gib Saved a Farmer's Life
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  1. How Gib Nearly Got a Bit
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  1. How Gib Got a Bit
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  1. Gib as Operator
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  1. How Gib Drilled on Pike's Peak
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  1. Gib on a Texas Ranch
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  1. Gib's Biggest Rig
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  1. The Buttermilk Sand
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  1. The Champagne Sand
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  1. Big Toolie
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  1. How Gib Lost a Fortune
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  1. How Gib Lost Favor with the Exalted Ruler
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  1. How Gib Solved the Fuel Problem
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  1. The Shrinking Hole
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  1. One Screw Too Many
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  1. How Gib Laid a Pipe Line Under the Ocean
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  1. The End of Big Toolie
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  1. A Night in the Jungle
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  1. Medicine Wells
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  1. How Gib Discovered Strickie
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  1. How Strickie Bailed Out
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  1. How Gib Recovered His Tools
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  1. More Cable
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  1. Strickie Delivers Again
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  1. Strickie's Last Days
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  1. The Self-Drilling Well
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  1. Perpetual Motion
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  1. How Gib Invented Rubber Boots
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  1. How Gib Saved His Tool Dresser
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  1. Gib's Hardest Fishing Job
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  1. A Simple Solution
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  1. Gib's Narrowest Escape
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  1. Gib As Manufacturer
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  1. Gib As Farmer
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  1. Cucumbers in India
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  1. Gib As Dairyman
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  1. Gib's Boarding House
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  1. Gib's Hotel
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  1. Trouble with the Crown Pulley
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  1. Gib Morgan's Wonderful Horse
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  1. Torpedo's Chariot Race
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  1. Torpedo in Danger
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  1. Gib Morgan's Contribution to Geology
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  1. Gib As Doctor
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  1. Gib's Guns
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  1. Gib's Dogs
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  1. Gib in Russia
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  1. Gib As Fisherman
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  1. Gib Morgan's Fight
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  1. Appendix
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  1. Some Stories by Gib Morgan
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  1. Oil Field Equipment Images
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780870740084
Related ISBN
9780870740084
MARC Record
OCLC
45730474
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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