The Bellville Historical Society met on November 13, 2022 at 5 pm for their monthly meeting. The guest speaker for the evening was Jeff Spencer, who gave a presentation on Early Austin County Oil History from 1879 to 1927.
Mr. Spencer’s presentation was both informative and engaging, as he used a combination of historical photos, maps, and background information to tell the story of the oil industry in Austin County during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He also shared a number of historical anecdotes and stories that helped to bring the history to life.
The presentation lasted just over 30 minutes, and it was clear that the audience was thoroughly engaged and interested in the topic. Many members asked questions and made comments after the presentation, showing their appreciation for the wealth of knowledge that Mr. Spencer shared with them.
Overall, the Bellville Historical Society meeting was a great success, and it was a pleasure to hear Mr. Spencer’s insights into the history of the Austin County oil industry. The society members left with a greater understanding of the topic and with a renewed appreciation for the rich history of their community.