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Joinerville, Texas: Joe Roughneck Monument

Mascot of the Texas oilfields, Joe's hard-hatted head is perched atop an oil pipe that's also a time capsule. Dedicated March 16, 1957. The oldest of four Joe Roughneck head monuments in Texas.

Hwy 64, Joinerville, TX
In a small rest area on the north side of Hwy 64, two miles east of its intersection with Hwy 42 in Turnertown.
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Joe Roughneck.

Joe Roughneck Monument

Joe Roughneck is the symbol of the oil industry, and his bust is the guardian of this monument. There is a time capsule here that will be opened in 2056. It's at a rest stop on Highway 64 where they have picnic tables sheltered under fake oil derricks.

[Vince, 05/16/2015]

Nearby Offbeat Places

The Discovery WellThe Discovery Well, Overton, TX - 1 mi.
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World's Richest AcreWorld's Richest Acre, Kilgore, TX - 15 mi.
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World's Largest Moon Rock on Public Display, Lufkin, TX - 64 mi.

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