Coriscana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Fires were a major concern of oil fields. This cannon stood at the Magnolia Petroleum tank farm in Corsicana. It was used to shoot a hole in the bottom of the cyprus tanks if lightning struck. The oil would drain into a pit around the tank to be pumped away. The cannon was donated by Mobil Oil Company in 1969
Corsicana Preservation Foundation
Marker series. This marker is included in the Believe It or Not marker series.
Location. 32° 5.37′ N, 96° 27.86′ W. Marker is in Coriscana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker can be reached from South 12th Street, on the right when traveling south. Located between West 7th Avenue and West 10th Avenue, inside Petroleum Industry Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birthplace of the Texas Oil Industry (a few steps from this marker); The Birthplace of the Petroleum Industry (a few steps from this marker); First Commercial Oil Discovery in Texas (a few steps from this marker); Old Welding Shop of H. C. Nicol Capt. Charles Henry Allyn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johnson-McCammon House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Texas Natural Gas Pipelines (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corsicana Army Airfield (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coriscana.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.