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Texas Company warehouse in Lafitte, Jefferson Parish, 1937. Texas Company warehouse Photo of a warehouse for the Texas Company. Other names you've heard are the Texas Oil Company and Texaco. This warehouse supported drilling operations in Jefferson Parish. This is down Bayou Barataria in Lafitte, Louisiana. Oil and Gas in the 1930s The oil and gas industry ruled Louisiana in the 1920s and 1930s. Oil exploration and production provided jobs in the region. This was significant during the Great Depression. The industry also created populist politicians such as Huey P. Long. What made Long such a successful politician was his...
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