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This Week in Petroleum History

This Week in Petroleum History, August 5 – 11

August 7, 1933 - Permian Basin inspires "Alley Oop" Comic Strip A 1995 stamp commemorated “Alley Oop” by Victor Hamlin, who worked in the Yates oilfield. Although the comic strip "Alley Oop" first appeared in August 1933, the cartoon caveman began with a 1926 oilfield...

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