Oil Field Wages and Living Conditions

The Hopkins family lived and worked in oil field camps in several states. This set of pages contains data, narratives, and pictures describing the wages they earned and the living conditions they experienced in the oil fields during the 1910s and 1920s. This information is organized under the following headings:

The Family History The reasons the family became involved in oil field work, and where they worked.
Wages Two tables showing wages for all occupations in the 1920s, and how oil field wages compared.
Living Conditions Narratives by Howard Hopkins and pictures by Charley Hopkins describing the conditions of work and housing in oil field camps in these locations:
Eldorado, Kansas   Lee County, Kentucky  Parkerton, Wyoming
Iraan, Texas

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This file was last updated on 7/15/2004.

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