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.
The text of the historical markers
have been posted here with the permission of the Texas Historical Commission
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