Beaumont, TX, December 14, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Families will gather in Beaumont to experience life in the oil-boom era during the 111th anniversary celebration of the Spindletop gusher when the replica wood derrick spews faux black gold on Saturday, January 7, 2012.
The Spindletop-Gladys City/Boomtown Museum will blow the replica gusher at 3 p.m., mimicking the 1901 oil discovery which produced more than 100,000 barrels of oil per day for nine days.
Visitors will step back in time and experience life in 1901 with a variety of period reenactments. Stroll along the fronting boardwalks that surround the square with replicas of the Gladys City Company office, general store, post office, blacksmith shop, surveyor’s office, barbershop, saloon, livery, undertaker’s establishment and photo studio.
Visitors to the Spindletop Gladys City/Boomtown Museum, (550 University Drive) enjoy accommodations for just $69 per night at the nearby Best Western Jefferson Inn.
Best Western Jefferson Inn, located at 1610 I-10 South on the edge of Big Thicket National Park and just minutes from the Spindletop museum and downtown Beaumont, features spacious, well-appointed guestrooms each equipped with a microwave, refrigerator and high-speed Internet access.
The Best Western Jefferson Inn hosts a complimentary breakfast bar each morning as well as an evening reception. For an extra touch, freshly baked cookies are offered 24 hours a day.
For reservations, visit www.bestwestern.com or call 409-842-0037.
For more details about the museum, visit www.Spindletop.org or call (409) 835-0823.