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  • The AC Men

    Tim Barger

    The AC Men

    Until 1953 it was legal for Americans to drink alcohol within their compounds. HM King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud granted this privilege to the oilmen in appreciation of their heroic efforts to extinguish the runaway oil fire at Dammam #12 in the summer of 1939.

  • “Dear Folks”: The Webster Letters from Arabia 1944-1959

    Ken Slavin

    “Dear Folks”: The Webster Letters from Arabia 1944-1959

    Ken and Mildred Webster presented their younger daughter, Susan, with her own horse for her 12th birthday in January 1953. This was truly a momentous occasion in Susan’s childhood, as she was “horse crazy” from an early age and spent most of her free time riding and honing her horsemanship at The Hobby Farm for years prior to this special gift.

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