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

W.D. Noel

(1914 – 1987)

 

—Walk of the Entrepreneurs —

 
W.D. Noel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. W.D. Noel Marker
Inscription. Formed Trebol Oil, 1940; As operating partner drilled 52 producing wells in McCamey region before hitting first dry hole. With partner acquired Odessa Gasoline plant, founded gas gathering system, drilled discovery wells in Upton County, brought petrochemical industry to Odessa. President of El Paso Products Co,. 1963-80; Organized employee buy-out in 1984 to avert closure. Founder of Texas Commerce Bank – Odessa, director of 7 other Texas financial institutions, rancher.

Visionary booster of cultural, economic development. Led community effort to establish U.T.P.B. Supported innumerable worthy causes, endowed scholarships.
 
Erected 1991 by Heritage of Odessa Foundation. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Location. 31° 52.999′ N, 102° 23.191′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Texas, in Ector County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 385. Click for map. Marker is near the south entrance to the Ector County Coliseum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4201 Andrews Highway, Odessa TX 79762, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. E.G. Rodman, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); Tom “Pinkie” Roden (a few steps from this marker); M.O. Boring, Jr.
W.D. Noel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
2. W.D. Noel Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Permian Basin (about 300 feet away); Permian Basin Oil Show (about 300 feet away); Permian Basin Fair & Exposition (about 300 feet away); The Cable Tool Rig (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Odessa.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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