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Jefferson County. Pattillo Higgins, the site's promoter, named it after Gladys Bingham, a young resident of Beaumont. In 1892 Higgins unveiled ambitious plans for an industrial and residential complex that was to be part of the Gladys City Oil, Gas, and Manufacturing Company, south of Beaumont. Although he already had a rough plat outline, Higgins's dream of establishing a major manufacturing center at Gladys City never came to fruition.

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Barbershop & Saloon

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Barbershop  & Saloon

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Barbershop Door

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Barbershop Door

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Barbershop Interior

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Barbershop Interior

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Boardwalk

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Boardwalk

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Certificate

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Certificate

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Dr Office

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Dr Office

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Drug Store

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Drug Store

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Dry Goods

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Dry Goods

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Dry Goods Interior

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Dry Goods Interior

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum General Store

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum General Store

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum General Store - 2

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum General Store - 2

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum General Store - 3

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum General Store - 3

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum General Store - 4

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum General Store - 4

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum General Store - 5

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum General Store - 5

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Saloon

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Saloon

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Sign

Beaumont, TX - Boomtown Museum Sign

Beaumont, TX - Lucus Gusher, 1901

Beaumont, TX - Lucus Gusher, 1901

Beaumont, TX - Spindletop Gusher

Beaumont, TX - Spindletop Gusher

Beaumont, TX - Spindletop Gusher

Beaumont, TX - Spindletop Gusher