Corsicana in Navarro County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Pioneer in Texas Oil Joseph S. Cullinan
Joseph S. Cullinan
Pioneer in Texas Oil
At age 14 Joseph S. Cullinan (1860-1937)
began his career as a laborer
in the Pennsylvania oilfields.
After the Corsicana oil discovery
in 1894, Cullinan played a major
role in the early development
of the field. A daring business
leader, he moved his operation
to new fields and organized
companies, including Texaco, to
meet the needs of the growing
oil and gas industry. He influenced
legislation to prevent abuse and
to provide conservation measures.
His foresight in exploration,
production, refining, and marketing
helped establish Texas as a
leader in the petroleum industry.
Erected 1979 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11610.)
Location. 32° 5.505′ N, 96° 28.598′ W. Marker is in Corsicana, Texas, in Navarro County. Marker is on West 2nd Avenue near North 21st Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1115 West 2nd Avenue, Corsicana TX 75110, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Roger Q. Mills Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Stephen Augustus Pace (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Rosenberg Family (about 700 feet away); Judge John S. Callicutt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tatum Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dunn-Ransom Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alva Everett Taylor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frank Neal Drane (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corsicana.
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1. Joseph S. Cullinan, Navarro County. While several people contributed to the development of the Corsicana field in particular and Texas oil in general, none played a greater role than did Joseph S. Cullinan. A native Pennsylvanian, he .... (Submitted on February 19, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Wikipedia entry, Texaco ("The Texas Company") is the name of an American oil retail brand. It began as the Texas Fuel Company, founded in 1901 in Beaumont, Texas, by Joseph S. Cullinan, Thomas J. Donoghue, Walter Benona Sharp, and Arnold Schlaet upon the discovery of oil at Spindletop. For many years, Texaco was the only company selling gasoline under the same brand name in all 50 US states, as well as Canada, making it the most truly national brand among its competitors. (Submitted on February 19, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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