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Until 1921 the town of El Dorado was quiet and peaceful. In that year, however, oil was discovered, and the once tranquil city was transformed into a boomtown whose population increased tenfold in a 4-year span. Gamblers and moonshiners soon arrived, as did H.L. Hunt, who began his oil empire in El Dorado after winning an interest in an oil well in a poker game.
The oil business is still important, but it has been joined by timber, poultry production and chemical manufacturing to form a more diverse economic base.

El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce 111 W. Main St. El Dorado, AR 71730. Phone:(870)863-6113

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Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
2413 W Hillsboro St. El Dorado, AR 71730
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