Magnolia Cannon

Magnolia Cannon (HM15Y9)

Location: Corsicana, TX 75110 Navarro County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 5.37', W 96° 27.86'

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??Fires were a major concern of oil fields.This cannon stood at the Magnolia Petroleum tank farmin Corsicana. It was used to shoot a hole in the bottom ofthe cyprus tanks if lightning struck. The oil would draininto a pit around the tank to be pumped away.The cannon was donated by Mobil Oil Company in 1969

Corsicana Preservation Foundation
HM NumberHM15Y9
Series This marker is part of the Strange But True series
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 7:17am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 739308 N 3553170
Decimal Degrees32.08950000, -96.46433333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 5.37', W 96° 27.86'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 5' 22.20" N, 96° 27' 51.60" W
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Area Code(s)903
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 416 S 12th St, Corsicana TX 75110, US
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