An exerpt from Texas Got It Right!:
Born in 1891 to an Athens, Texas, saloon owner, Richardson straddled two eras, coming of age just as cotton and cows were giving way to crude as the favored means of getting rich in the Lone Star State.
He got his start trading in cattle and made big money trading in oil. Richardson's road to riches was neither short nor straight, however. His world-view would forever be tempered by his bumpy ride during the early boom-and-glut years of the Texas oil industry, during which he made and lost a fortune several times over.
It wasn't until he struck it big with the Keystone Field in West Texas in 1935 that Richardson found himself poised to enter the fraternity of the Big Rich...
Read more about Sid Richardson in Texas Got It Right!