Then step across the city limits into Boomtown, USA, –a full scaletown full of stores, people, animals, and machinery depicting the lively activity of a town booming in oil.
Stop in at the general store and browse the shelves. Take the children to the drugstore for refreshment and have their picture taken with a wildcatter while mom and pop dance to vintage 1930’s big bands on the jukebox. Don't get your feet dirty on those rutted streets walking to the newspaper office for a Boomtown paper. As you pass the barbershop listen carefully for rumors of a new gusher, then pump your own gas outside the gas station. And make sure to go inside and see the movie on drilling an oil well.
Remember the afternoons at the movies? A visit to the theater brings back actual historical footage of the boom period while you sense a blowout gusher. Your visit is not complete without a trip to Boomtown's museum. Study the geographical exhibits and take the elevator ride to the center of the earth. Let your guides take you 3,800 feet below the earth’s surface to where oil deposits lie. It’s fun and informative.