Over the last few weeks I have been researching the connections between the Texas oil industry and the assassination of JFK. To fully understand the story it is necessary to go back to the end of the 19th century.
The first significant discovery of oil in Texas took place in Navarro County in 1894. By 1900 the Corsicana oilfield was producing more than 839,000 barrels of oil a year. This success prompted exploration in other parts of Navarro County. This led to the discovery of the Powell oilfi