Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang

Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang (HM1M9J)

Location: Odessa, TX 79762 Ector County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 53.01', W 102° 23.254'

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"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.
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HM NumberHM1M9J
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Marker Number19
Year Placed1990
Placed ByHeritage of Odessa Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 747107 N 3530499
Decimal Degrees31.88350000, -102.38756667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.01', W 102° 23.254'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 0.6" N, 102° 23' 15.24" 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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