George Eckert's Arrowhead Collection

George F. Eckert was born in 1907 near Fredericksburg, Texas, and started working in his fatherís oil fields as soon as he was old enough to stoke the steam boilers (around the age of 10). During the 1920s he worked oil fields in southern California and all around Texas, from Daingerfield to Miranda City, again in his fatherís small leases and for Sun Oil. After his marriage in 1930, he settled in San Antonio and worked the first shallow oil field found (by his father) in southeastern Bexar County, pulling the oil out of Eckert Chalk for the rest of his life. As a child, I recall watching him empty his pockets every evening, and rare was the time that he didnít have a point or two. He would often tell stories about looking for (and finding) points around the oil fields when he was a kid. These points were the best of the lot and he left these for me upon his death. (P.S. He often swore he could smell a rattle snake from 50 feet!)

For more information, please email Tomye Zettner, his grandaughter.

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