A backward glance at the days when Texan El Dorados meant glamorous, sensational, feverish times. The story of successive wells, -- Spindletop, which made Beaumont the greatest show on earth in 1901; Burkburnett, when the Fowler roared in; the muleskinners of Hogtown; Mexia, which led to Teapot Dome; Rangers, gaudiest of them all. Interspersed are anecdotes of the riotous, lawless life. Well written, authentic, based largely on the narratives of eye witnesses. For men chiefly.