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“It was not uncommon to see the letters G.T.T. painted or carved on the doorways of cabins in Tennessee and other parts of the country especially in the south. It was a sure sign that the occupants had picked up and were as they said "Gone to Texas". It was a popular expression for those people who had committed crimes or owed money or just did not want to be found.”
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“Come here and look out this window. You see that contraption down there?” Frank pointed at an automobile sputtering down the street. “I think people are going to buy quite a few of these new buggies and they need gasoline to make ’em go. It may be the thing of the future. There might only be a few gas wagons now, but someday there will be millions of the things. Oil is only twenty-eight cents a barrel right now. But what will it be in ten years?”
Michael Wallis, Oil Man: The Story of Frank Phillips and the Birth of Phillips Petroleum
“During the years it took to remove the Five Civilized Tribes, the Indians underwent great hardships. By 1838 the bulk of the proud Cherokee Nation had been rounded up, often at gunpoint, from their farms in Georgia and Tennessee and herded west. More than 14,000 Cherokees were relocated. Most were forced to make the 800-mile trek on foot. During the six-month journey one-fourth of the Cherokees died. Forever, this infamous forced march would be known as “the Trail of Tears.”
Michael Wallis, Oil Man: The Story of Frank Phillips and the Birth of Phillips Petroleum
“The note was paid in full on the due date and Starr never robbed their bank. In fact, none of the Phillips banks were ever robbed. A remarkable record, considering that for many years there was at least one bank robbery per day in Indian Territory. Frank bragged that he never lost a penny in dealing with oil operators or outlaws.”
Michael Wallis, Oil Man: The Story of Frank Phillips and the Birth of Phillips Petroleum


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