For those who aren't old enough to remember the Spindletop Oil discovery in Texas, then here is a little link for background.
However, repercussions from that discovery and tale of greed continues with a local Kentucky connection.
FRANKFORT . A Jessamine County woman must serve 120 days in jail after a judge ruled that she has continued to sell securities related to the 1901 Spindletop oil strike in Texas despite an order to stop.
Jewell Robbins, 75, of Nicholasville was ordered into custody by Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate.
But shortly after the judge's Wednesday ruling, Robbins complained of illness and was wheeled on a gurney from the Franklin County courthouse to a waiting ambulance.
Her condition was not immediately known, and as of 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Robbins was not booked in the Franklin County jail.