A glance into the past::Things were tough in Alabama in 1930. J. Curtis Sanford (web) left Birmingham and came to East Texas. Mr. Sanford started making money in the East Texas oil field. He suggested to Forrest Walker to do the same.Forrest worked around Tyler, Longview, Kilgore in the early 30's. Later in the Hawkins Field. A business associate was Summerfield G. Roberts among others. I know that he did a lot of business with Al Meadows, General American Oil Co. (web)Most of his friends and associates were in the oil business. Forrest made sizeable money in his short life. 1937, 1941 and 1946 were very good years. 1946 was when Al Meadows- General American, sold his Hawkins Field interests. Forrest Walker died early at 51 years of age. Mr. Meadows attended his funeral along with others whom we think of today as pioneers of the East Texas oil boom.
THE PICTURE ON THE LEFT WAS HIS TRANSPORTATION IN 1937. A fine luxury automobile of the day.THE PICTURE BELOW WAS HIS TRANSPORTATION IN 1939. Street Cars were the mode of transport for Forrest Walker and not necessarily by choice.A persons other choice was walking.
1937 Lincoln Automobile
A Street Car.
Money In Oil, Tyler, Texas