KPTS Documentaries

Oil Dorado: The Life and Times of an Oil Boom

Special | 57m 52s

From the 1910's through the 1950's oil permeated every aspect of life in Butler County, Kansas. Those in the oil fields found work that was hard and dangerous, but also created bonds that lasted over the decades. Although quiet, the grasslands of modern Butler County still bear traces of the dynamic search for black gold that shapes our lives to this day.

Aired: 05/20/07

Rating: NR

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