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

Sewell Ford

 
 
Sewell Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
1. Sewell Ford Marker
Inscription.  E.F. Sewell assembled and sold Model T Fords from his Arlington hardware store. Family moved to Crane in 1926 and established Ford dealership. In 1935 sons, Carl Sr. and Woody, purchased bankrupt Ford house in Odessa. At Texas and 2nd Street location, Carl Sewell Motor Co. sold half their 22-vehicle inventory on opening day; New cars sold from $698-$1035. During oil boom and WW II, sales and service stayed open 24 hours, 7 days a week; Customers often arrived after bars closed at 3am. In 1969 company relocated to E. 8th Street. In 1972 Woody and son, Ron, became sole owners of Sewell Ford, Inc. For continuous service in auto industry since 1911, Sewell family is recognized as one of the two oldest in Texas.
 
Erected 1995 by Heritage of Odessa Foundation. (Marker Number 29.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 31° 51.806′ N, 102° 20.201′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Texas, in Ector County. Marker is on East 8th Street, on the
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right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2425 East 8th Street, Odessa TX 79761, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ector County's First Dry Hole (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Homestead of William C. Sublett (approx. 0.6 miles away); Temple Beth El (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Parker Family (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of Blackshear High School (approx. 1.7 miles away); John Ben Shepperd (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Buffalo Wallow (approx. 2 miles away); Ector County Newspapers (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odessa.
 
Sewell Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
2. Sewell Ford Marker
Sewell Ford image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 12, 2017
3. Sewell Ford
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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