Permian Basin Oil Show

Permian Basin Oil Show (HM1M9M)

Location: Odessa, TX 79762 Ector County
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N 31° 53.01', W 102° 23.256'

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Organized by Jerry Debenport as Little International Oil Show in June 1940. First held at West County Park with 53 exhibitors. Suspended during WWII but resumed in 1950 as Permian Basin Oil Show. In 1953 reorganized as non-profit sponsor of biennial event held on even numbered years in October. New permanent home in Ector County Coliseum featured 300 booths in 1954. Antique wooden drilling rig museum added same year. Fiftieth anniversary show hosted 600 international exhibitors.
World's largest inland petroleum show enhances basin's reputation as largest oil producing region in the U.S. Average attendance at four-day event exceeds 200,000.
HM NumberHM1M9M
Marker Number14
Year Placed1990
Placed ByHeritage of Odessa Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 747104 N 3530499
Decimal Degrees31.88350000, -102.38760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.01', W 102° 23.256'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 0.6" N, 102° 23' 15.36" W
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Area Code(s)214, 432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4201 Andrews Hwy, Odessa TX 79762, US
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