Sculpture: marble or Georgia gray granite; Base: Autumn Rose granite
Administered by City of Duncan Parks 720 West Willow Duncan Oklahoma 73533
Located Memorial Park 600 block, North U.S. 81 Duncan Oklahoma
1993. Dedicated May 12, 1993
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Oklahoma survey, 1996.
Image on file.
The Duncan Banner, May 13, 1993, pg. 1.
(On front of base:) ERLE P./HALLIBURTON/1892-1957/AN UNCOMMON MAN (On back of base:) THE OIL WELL CEMENTING/PROCESS AS DEVELOPED/BY ERLE P./HALLIBURTON,/ISOLATES THE/VARIOUS DOWNHOLE/ZONES, GUARDS/AGAINST COLLAPSE/OF THE CASING/AND PERMITS/CONTROL OF THE/WELL DURING ITS/PRODUCING LIFE./THIS IS WHAT PUT/MR. HALLIBURTON/IN BUSINESS (On side of base:) ERECTED 1993 IN MEMORY OF A/MAN WHO LEFT AN INDELIBLE/IMPRESSION ON DUNCAN AND STEPHENS/COUNTY. HE TOUCHED THE LIVES OF/MANY PEOPLE NOT ONLY AS THE/COUNTY'S LARGEST EMPLOYER BUT/AS A PERPETUALLY INQUISITIVE PERSON/WHOSE TECHNICAL INSPIRATIONS/BECAME LEGENDS IN THE OIL/INDUSTRY AROUND THE WORLD. HIS/DEEP AND ABIDING CONCERN FOR THE/WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS/AREA IS REMEMBERED FONDLY (On other side of base:) Halliburton/PATENTED PROCESS/Oil Well Cementing Co./DUNCAN, OKLAHOMA/ERLE P. HALLIBURTON LIVED TO/SEE HIS HALLIBURTON OIL WELL/CEMENTING CO OPERATING ON/LAND ON EVERY CONTINENT AND/IN THE OFFSHORE OIL, AND GAS PRODUCING FIELDS. HOWCO WAS THE/TAPROOT OF TODAY'S HALLIBURTON/COMPANY. THE PREMIER WORLDWIDE/PROVIDER OF MANY OTHER ESSENTIAL/TECHNICAL OIL FIELD SERVICES unsigned
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A portrait of Erle P. Halliburton, dressed in a casual shirt, jacket, and workpants stuffed into laced-up work boots. He wears a soft cap on his head and sits atop two stacked wooden boxes. He tucks his proper right hand under his proper right thigh and his proper left hand rests along the edge of the upper box. The sculpture is placed atop a square base.