Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2004

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 2004

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Retiree William Tracy's photograph of Riyadh's downtown, with its 992-foot Kingdom Center (foreground) and the 876-foot Faisaliyah Center, captures the soaring vitality of the capital.

Tim Barger - Vista, California

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Tim Barger is the son of former Aramco President & CEO, Thomas C. Barger, who retired in 1969. An ‘Aramco Brat’, having been born and raised in Dhahran, Tim went on to earn a BA in History from Santa Clara University.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2003

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2003

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Fourth- and fifth-graders from Warrrensburg, Mo., thanked Paul and Colleen Nance for opening a doorway into Saudi Arabia this spring, following their visit to "Into the Desert: A Bedouin Tent" at Central Missouri State University.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 2003

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 2003

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The 2002 Saudi Aramco Reunion organizing committee welcomes all annuitants, second-generation Aramcons and guests to the 23rd Biennial Reunion in beautiful San Diego, California.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Winter 2002

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Winter 2002

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The ruins of Ad-Dir'iyah, the capital of the first Saudi state, near Riyadh Photographed March 23, 1965 by T.F. Walters

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 2002

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 2002

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Retirees Dick and Ruth Maise have recently self-published a book on their travels and experiences in Saudi Arabia, based on letters they wrote to friends, family members and each other over the course of their time in the Kingdom.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2001

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 2001

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Readers of Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah are aware of various projects, such as the Heritage Gallery in Dhahran, that have attempted to tell parts of the Aramco story. Now, the full story of the company is coming home to Saudi Arabia.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Winter 2000

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Winter 2000

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Some 815 Saudi Aramco annuitants, family members, and friends convened in San Antonio at the Marriott Rivercenter over the Labor Day weekend, August 31 to September 4, 2000. It was the 22nd Aramco reunion held in the United Sates since the original biennial gathering in Pleasanton, California in 1958, but the first ever in the great state of Texas.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 2000

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 2000

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At the first-ever gathering of expatriate Aramco annuitants in Saudi Arabia, April 18 to May 2, 2000, organizing committee chairman Ali Baluchi greets visitors at Heritage Village, a new museum and restaurant for tourists in Dammam. Photo by William Tracy.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 1999

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 1999

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Three views from the 1950s by Aramcon Dorothy Miller : Hofuf, a walled city in the Al-Hasa Oasis; Dammam, a trading center on the Arabian Gulf; and early Dhahran, with a two-story dormitory and a concrete bubble house.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 1999

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Spring 1999

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The Scottsdale Princess Resort Hotel in Arizona, site of the 1994 Reunion, welcomed Aramcons for a gala return visit in September 1998.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Fall 1998

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Fall 1998

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The historic photograph on the cover shows King 'Abd Al-'Aziz (looking up, center) with Floyd Ohliger (in Ghutra) and driller "Doc" Whitney (in hat) at Abu Hadriya Well No. 1, during the King's visit to Aramco facilities in 1939. Crown Prince (later King) Sa'ud and two young princes are at left. Photo from the Don McLeod Collection.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Summer 1998

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah – Summer 1998

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Traveling with Aramco pioneer Max Steineke in northern Arabia during the 1936 exploration season, geologist J.W. "Soak" Hoover took this photograph, identified in his notes as "Shammar tribesmen summering at Umm er-Radhuma Wells, May 4, 1936."

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 1997

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 1997

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Annuitant Dorothy Miller photographed the slipface of a dune deep in shadow cast by a setting sun. Early Aramco geologists marveled at Arabia's desert landscapes.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 1997

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 1997

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Nomadic Aramco annuitants found a cool oasis in the garden lobby of the Hyatt Orlando Hotel.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 1996

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 1996

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In the early 1940s the late Clark Cypher worked at Aramco's Jiddah office, shown in this photo from geologist Max Steineke's collection.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 1996

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Summer 1996

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The Bedouin and his falcon, photographed in the Rub 'al-Khali in 1967 by the late Brainerd Bates, is from the collection on annuitant Lois Wolfrum.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 1995

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 1995

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Donkeys trudging back and forth on inclined ramps to lift water into irrigation channels were a common sight in the oases of the Eastern Province 50 years ago.

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 1994

Al-Ayyam Al-Jamilah - Fall 1994

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Backed by his royal guards as he surveys the scene at the Dhahran Tennis Court on January 25, 1947, King 'Abd al-'Aziz is flanked by Aramco executive James MacPherson (left), by T.V. Stapleton and American Consul Waldo Bailey (right).