"50 Years and Still Cooking"Famous for pit cooked barbeque, community spirit, western hospitality. Founded March 1940 by 33 Chamber of Commerce members as Odessa goodwill ambassador's. Served 350 plates in Andrews at first feed. During next 5 decades volunteer cookers traveled millions of miles across highways and airways of Texas, U.S., Scotland, Canada, Mexico, Norway, West Germany. Survived wars, sandstorms, floods, food rationing to feed thousands including governors and 3 presidents. Experts at fast-moving lines, 10 gang members serve up to 1,00 people per hour. Fed a record 41,100 in 3-day event at Grand Ole Opry Fan Fair in Nashville. Non profit gang now composed of 250 Odessa businessmen. Proceeds used to provide scholarships and free meals for needy children.
|Placed By||Heritage of Odessa Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13R E 747107 N 3530499|
|Decimal Degrees||31.88350000, -102.38756667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 53.01', W 102° 23.254'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 53' 0.6" N, 102° 23' 15.24" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||214, 432|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4201 Andrews Hwy, Odessa TX 79762, US|
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