Permian Basin Fair & Exposition

Permian Basin Fair & Exposition (HM1M9N)

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° 23.257'

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Founded in 1976 as the Ector County Fair, concept sprang from previous year's fun-of-a-gun activities held during local observance of U.S. Bicentennial. Fair's early years drew contestants to chili cook-offs, cow chip tossings and an annual beauty pageant. A 1977 attempt to recreate Odessa's notorious Jackrabbit Roping of 1932 was cancelled after protests resulted in national publicity. The fair's title changed in 1978 to reflect regional area. Since 1997, annual nine-day event presents business booths, creative arts, entertainment, farming and ranching, midway, school tours, and scholarships. Over a million visitors from 60 counties have enjoyed the fair's 25-years of family fun.
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HM NumberHM1M9N
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Marker Number43
Year Placed2000
Placed ByHeritage of Odessa Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 10:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 747103 N 3530499
Decimal Degrees31.88350000, -102.38761667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 53.01', W 102° 23.257'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 53' 0.6" N, 102° 23' 15.42" 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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