Fire at the Buckeye Gasoline Plant

The Lovington Daily Leader carried this headline in its August 27, 1959 issue, "Intense Blaze Burns Heater at Phillips Buckeye Refinery." We remember being awakened early that morning and told we needed to evacuate the area because the gasoline plant across the road was on fire. Some event had ignited a fire at the Lee … Continue reading Fire at the Buckeye Gasoline Plant

Humble City

The community of Humble City is located about five miles northwest of the edge of Hobbs on Highway 18 at the intersection with West Alabama Street. It took its name from the Humble Oil and Refining Company. Humble Oil was founded in 1911 in Harris County, Texas and also gave its name to the town … Continue reading Humble City