“Million gallon tank turned park!”
Along the eastern end of Monahans on Business 20 is the Million Barrel Museum, a 14.5 acre site of historic potpourri. Dominating the scene is a large elliptical oil storage tank. Built in 1928, the tank was designed to hold over a million barrels of crude oil. Today it is the setting for barbeques, dances, cowboy poetry readings, fajita cook-offs and class reunions. A segment of the tank wall was used to create the 400 seat Meadows Amphitheater, where performances are now held. Beside the tank sits the original Holman House. Restored and refurbished to reflect life from the late nineteenth century. Other exhibits at the site include the original Monahans Jail, a section of railroad track with a vintage caboose, an eclipse windmill and a display of antique farm equipment.
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