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

E.G. Rodman, Sr.

(1896 – 1976)

 

—Walk of the Entrepreneurs —

 
E.G. Rodman, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. E.G. Rodman, Sr. Marker
Inscription. Worked as roughneck, oilfield salesman before founding Rodman Supply of Odessa, 1935. Opened stores throughout Permian Basin. Legendary wildcatter completed hundreds of producing wells during 40-year career. With partners founded refineries, gas gathering systems, petrochemical complex, drilled discovery wells in Upton County fields. Organizer of Texas Commerce Bank – Odessa, board member of six other Texas financial institutions.

As mayor, 1946-48, insured water supply, paved 400 city blocks, installed traffic lights, member Odessa College Regents and president Colorado River Municipal Water District,. Outstanding citizen of Odessa, 1965.
 
Erected 1990 by Heritage of Odessa Foundation. (Marker Number 16.)
 
Location. 31° 53.004′ N, 102° 23.193′ 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. W.D. Noel (a few steps from this marker); M.O. Boring, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Tom “Pinkie” Roden
E.G. Rodman, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
2. E.G. Rodman, Sr. 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.
 
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