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Introduction

Our every five-year blowout, but on steroids. Our little town has great history as is summed up here by "Pete"—Mr. Pete Gianopulos, our high school counselor–who serves as Taft Historian, Keeper of the Flame and Mayor Emeritus.

Had not hard, rough men…the true backbone of this country, risked their lives, fortunes and health to bring the black gold to the surface, America would have faltered and failed… simple as that. The Oil Worker Monument is a wonderfully strong, masculine statement in their honor…past and present.

Now 100 years later, we too often forget why our lives are so convenient, comfortable and leisurely… and oil is a great part of that.

This is not a town for whining, thumb-sucking metrosexuals; never was, never will be.