Creator

Date Original

1949-1955

Description

This collection contains 26 issues of the Lion Oil News magazine, the company's newsletter.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Harry Barton came to El Dorado during south Arkansas's oil boom and began investing in the industry there. In 1922, he acquired a small refinery that served as the beginning of the Lion Oil Refining Company. The company quickly became one of the state's largest oil producers and refiners. Lion Oil expanded its operations, and the company's service stations became common features along roadsides in the South. By the mid-1950s, nearly 2,000 service stations were in operation across the region.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

El Dorado, Union County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000947

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Lion Oil News magazine, MS.000947

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Lion Oil News magazine, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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