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County - Harris

CQ Zone - 04

ITU Zone - 7

Grid - EM20eb96

QSL Manager - N5ET

Some history about Tomball, Texas:

Just after the turn of the 20th Century this simple railroad stop and surrounding community was named Peck, Texas, but soon that all changed. In ceremonies held on December 2, 1907 at the now historic downtown depot, Peck was renamed Tomball in
honor of the man responsible for routing the railroad and its operations through the small town - his name was Thomas Ball.

Thomas Ball was a former congressman, practiced law in Houston, was three-time mayor of Huntsville, Texas and is known as the “Father of the Port of Houston”. By bringing rail service to the community, Ball virtually ensured the growth that
would follow for years to come.

As the city continued to grow and prosper over the next 25-years, residents had little idea of the economic boon that was about to gush into their lives. It was on May 27th, 1933 when the Humble Oil Company struck oil southwest of town
earning Tomball the nickname, “Oiltown USA”.  Humble Oil Company, now known as Exxon, and more than 20 other energy companies worked the fields around the City for many years producing more than 100 million barrels of oil and 316 billion cubic feet of natural gas.

One major player, the Humble Oil Company, struck a deal with the town through which they would provide gas free of charge to the residents in exchange for rights to drill on the land. This agreement lasted until 1988, when the reservoirs began to
be depleted.

Of couse, that's about the time I moved to Tomball  :-(

Thanks for looking me up!

CU on the bands...

73,

Eddy

 

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