Tom "Pinkie" Roden

Tom "Pinkie" Roden (HM1M8Y)

Location: Odessa, TX 79762 Ector County
Country: United States of America
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N 31° 52.995', W 102° 23.205'

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— Walk of the Entrepreneurs —

Founder of Pinkie's Inc., which at its peak was Texas' largest chain of retail liquor stores. Established first store in Sweetwater after repeal of prohibition. Initial Odessa site followed in 1938 at 312 E. 2nd Street. Expanded to 26 locations in ten cities with sales in nation's top ten during 1970s. Visionary marketer created "Bon Vivant" credit card and founded the Acme Co. Providing tax consultation, management and accounting services. Owned Inn of the Golden West from 1967-77, Odessa's only full service hotel. Quiet behind-the-scenes philanthropist and political force helped establish U.T. Permian Basin and Texas Tech Medical Branch. Supporter of education, health care, civic and business betterment.
HM NumberHM1M8Y
Marker Number45
Year Placed2001
Placed ByHeritage of Odessa Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 6:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 747185 N 3530473
Decimal Degrees31.88325000, -102.38675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 52.995', W 102° 23.205'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 52' 59.7" N, 102° 23' 12.3" W
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Area Code(s)214, 432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4201 Andrews Hwy, Odessa TX 79762, US
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