This photo was taken by an Abilene Reporter News Photographer when GranPa was working on the drilling rig at Sweetwater, Texas in 1954. GranPa remembers the reporter asking to take the picture and Arlene Felts saw the picture in the paper when it was published in 1962 and showed it to my mother. Arlene recognized it as me and my mother recognized the shirt because she said she had washed that shirt too many times not to know who was in the shirt. Being in oil country, the Abilene Reporter News was frequently writing articles about the oil development and oil drilling in the area. GranPa was out of the oil field by 1962 and can only assume, the newspaper kept the photo in their archives for 8 years prior to using it.
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