Christened “Parco” in 1923 by oil man Frank Kistler for his Producers and Refiners Corporation (PARCO),
this refinery town’s name changed when the company PARCO was acquired by Sinclair Oil in 1934.
Two Civil War era howitzers adorn the town’s plaza in front of the Parco Inn.
The retired artillery worked as firefighting equipment during oil tank fires by shooting holes in flaming tanks to contain the blaze.
I passed through Sinclair on May 19, 2013