Former Home Site of Joseph Stephen Cullinan
Historical Marker
 Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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Former Home Site of Joseph S. Cullinan
Pioneer in Texas Oil

At age 14, Joseph S. Cullinan (1860-1937) began his career as a laborer in the Pennsylvania Oil Fields.  After 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.


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Dedication Program

Saturday, March 29, 1980 - 3 P.M.
Location: 1115 West 2nd, Corsicana, Texas

Master of Ceremonies ... Tommy Stringer, Navarro County Historical Society

Invocation ... Maxie Boren, Minister, Westhill Church of Christ

Dedicatory Remarks ... Professor John O. King, Chairman, Department of History, University of Houston

Dedication of Marker ... George Eliot, Chairman, Navarro County Historical Commission

Acceptance of Marker ... Dr. Ralston Gober, Mayor, City of Corsicana

Unveiling of Marker ... Miss Nina Cullinan, Mrs. A. J. Wray, Mrs. Rorick Cravens, Daughters of J. S. Cullinan


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