The Santa Rita No. 1 presentation by Cynthia Jordan


The story of the Santa Rita No. 1 is a lesson on dreams coming true because of tenacity and not giving up. The Permian Basin discovery marked the beginning of the West Texas oil boom. Because the well was on univerisity land, both UT and A and M have financially benefitted from royalties sine 1923. Cynthia Jordan visits children throughout the state of Texas, telling the Santa Rita story with music and song. For you country music lovers, Cindy also wrote the 1983 country music song, Jose Cuervo (you are a friend of mine).
Link to Resource

http://youtu.be/tFoQNxa0I2Q Disclaimer: this does not appear to be a resource that we own or control.

Resource Type
Audio-Visual Materials
Source(s)
Permian Basin Museum
TEKS Expectations
Resource Topic/Period

Was this resource helpful?

Do you have a resource to share? Add new Resource »


Please help us to keep these resources up to date and organized.

Report other problem »

Support these Programs

As a nonprofit, our education programs depend on supporters like you.

Donate today

Released every two years, the Texas Almanac is your go-to book for maps and data on all 254 Texas counties. Get your copy today .

photo of texas almanac