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Odessa in Ector County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Waddell Pecan Tree

 
 
The Waddell Pecan Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
1. The Waddell Pecan Tree Marker
Inscription. A few years after Odessa was founded in 1881, a squirrel stole a pecan from a neighbor's porch, and buried it in the yard of W. T. Malone, planting this tree. A rarity in the downtown area, it became a well-known landmark.
When R. T. ("Cotton") Waddell (1889-1964) and his wife Mary Lee moved from their ranch to this home on July 1, 1926, they found entire neighborhood enjoying the native pecans from their tree. The R. T. Waddells, younger generation of a family influential in this region since the 1870s, gave time and talent to civic works as freely as their tree gave shade.
 
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5697.)
 
Location. 31° 50.801′ N, 102° 22.198′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Texas, in Ector County. Marker is on North Lee Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 321 North Lee Avenue, Odessa TX 79761, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of The Odessa Sanitarium (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Livery Stable and Wagon Yard (about 500 feet away); Odessa Land & Townsite Company
The Waddell Pecan Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
2. The Waddell Pecan Tree Marker
(about 500 feet away); Ector County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); The Odessa Telephone Exchange (about 500 feet away); General Matthew D. Ector (about 500 feet away); Ector County Land Rush (about 500 feet away); Site of The Dawson Saloon (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Odessa.
 
Categories. AgricultureHorticulture & Forestry
 
The Waddell Pecan Tree image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 10, 2015
3. The Waddell Pecan Tree
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 114 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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