There is a production facility in far West Texas named after Jed Clampett, the fictional hillbilly who struck it rich in the TV show The Beverly Hillbillies.
At least we think it was named for the TV character.
There might be a nonfictional, real-life person named Jed Clampett whose name was invoked in the naming of the production facility located in Gaines County, Texas.
If that is the case, it pretty much blows the purpose of this blog post, we agree.
Still, not being of a mind to place a call to the production facility, or to the local library in Andrews, Texas, the county seat of Gaines, to make the appropriate inquiries, we prefer to believe that someone with either a wry sense of humor or an abiding love for the aforementioned situation comedy series decided to name a production facility after a fictional Tennessee hillbilly who struck it rich when he fired his long gun at some prey, and, in missing, somehow struck a rich vein of oil, whereupon he decided to move to Beverly Hills, Calif.