Texas tea story and movie: “Miracle in East Texas”

Posted By on September 13, 2023

A little bit of history told in an entertaining movie format … what could be better?  Here’s a Sorbo movie call Miracle in East Texas to be in theaters in October 2023 with a timely release (inflation and energy). 

Miracle in East Texas

The history tie in is the the World War II era story just as we were a world at war in the late 1930s and 1940s.

Ten years down the road, in 1941, that tremendous amount of oil would prove absolutely essential in the Allies’ fight for freedom from the Nazis.

Within one month of the Pearl Harbor attack and America entering the war and inside of 22 days, Nazi subs sank 73 of 74 tankers shuttling oil from Texas, through the Gulf of Mexico, to the east coast. That oil was meant to supply our fighting soldiers over on the European battlefields.

The US so desperately needed the oil that we secretly constructed a 24 inch pipeline 1,254 miles, to bring the oil where it could be dispensed to the European stage. Builders stealthily completed it in only thirteen months. They called the pipeline “The Big Inch,” and it carried more than 350 million barrels of crude oil to the Atlantic Coast. This allowed fuel to be shipped overseas to the Allies. Therefore, it eventually was German tanks that ran out of fuel and not the Allies’. 


Big Inch and Little Inch Pipelines
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and note the pumping station nearby in Lebanon, Ohio


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