Photographic Memory: Residential camps and recreation
Horses have been a part of the Aramco landscape since 1940.
Horses have been an important part of Arabian culture for millennia, so it was natural when residential camps developed around oil operations to turn to horses for recreation. Here, a woman gallops her horse at the Hobby Farm in Dhahran in January 1964. Aramco and horses came together in 1940. Local police were using the animals to patrol the oil facilities, and S.F. Furman, who was in charge of a small farm raising food for employees, was asked to care for an injured steed.