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

M.O. Boring, Jr.

Walk of the Entrepreneurs

 
 
M.O. Boring, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
1. M.O. Boring, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Founded Dixilyn Corporation, 1945. Operator of contract oil drilling rigs in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana. Went public 2 March 1961, first Odessa business on American Stock Exchange. Developed technology, built off-shore rigs and high-pressure vessels. Founding director of Texas Commerce Bank – Odessa.

Organizer of Ector County Utility District. Initiated water service to 1,500 west Odessa customers in 1977. Served 10 years as first president. Led campaign for voter approval of Ector County Hospital District in 1990. Recipient of 1986 Community Statesman and 1990 Liberty Bell Awards. Civic booster, Philanthropist.
 
Erected 1990 by Heritage of Odessa Foundation. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Location. 31° 53.001′ N, 102° 23.206′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Texas, in Ector County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 385. Touch 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. Tom “Pinkie” Roden (a few steps from this marker); E.G. Rodman, Sr. (a few steps from this marker); W.D. Noel
M.O. Boring, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 11, 2015
2. M.O. Boring, Jr. Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang (within shouting distance of this marker); The Permian Basin (within shouting distance of this marker); Permian Basin Oil Show (within shouting distance of this marker); Permian Basin Fair & Exposition (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Cable Tool Rig (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odessa.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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