on Thursday I get $260 of my weekly paycheck directly deposited into my bank account…any pending items are paid and I put money on the utilities…this week I put $60 on the lights and $40 on the cable…I now have positive numbers on all accounts…**BIG SMILE** that’s the best part of payday…the reminder of my paycheck comes in tomorrow on a different card…won’t be much this week…my complaint about the utility issue…my roomie doesn’t do half…he pays a little on occasion but not half…he does split the rent and that’s $300…so I don’t wanna rock the boat much because $600 is a big bite to shallow.

so I’ve some supertramp seeping out the computer speakers and i’m getting ready for work…this week got started slow but we might still get 5 days…and I still got a little money…no bologna tonight; chicken tenders, baby!!!

here’s a few pics from my dusty files…enjoy…1st, some Stanley marsh the 3rd signs,,,this from wiki…

Career[edit]

In the 1970s, Marsh collaborated with the art group Ant Farm to create the Cadillac Ranch. Marsh has also funded other public art projects in Amarillo, including the “Dynamite Museum,” an ongoing project consisting of hundreds of mock traffic signs.[2] These signs, bearing messages such as “Road does not end,” “Lubbock is a grease spot,” and “I have traveled a great deal in Amarillo,” may be found throughout the city of Amarillo. A series of the mock traffic signs are also displayed in Adrian, Texas, about forty-five miles west of Amarillo. Marsh was said to have wanted the signs to be placed in towns beginning with the letter “A”. Additional public art projects sponsored by Marsh were a supposed remains of a giant statue called “Ozymandias” and the “Floating Mesa,” a huge natural mesa with a narrow white band wrapped on top of it.[3][4] Despite the attention of the art projects sponsored by Marsh, critics have called them eyesores with little or no artistic value. In response to the criticism, he is quoted as saying, “Art is a legalized form of insanity, and I do it very well.”[5]

Marsh appears in documentaries which featured Cadillac Ranch or the city of Amarillo such as The Plutonium Circus and Road Does Not End, a short documentary by a Dallas-based filmmaker about Marsh and the art projects he funded.[6]

In 1999, Marsh disrupted a live television broadcast from Amarillo by the cable television network The Weather Channel when he performed a Native American snow dance in front of the cameras.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Stanley Marsh 3’s grandfather, Stanley Marsh, I, was an oilman who, along with Don Harrington and Lawrence R. Hagy, launched a business that developed oil and gas properties in the Texas Panhandle.[8] While Marsh was the third person in his family named Stanley, he used the Arabic numeral “3” in place of the traditional Roman numeral “III” (“the third”), as he considered the latter to be pretentious.[2]

Marsh graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia with bachelor and master’s degrees in economics and history, respectively.[9]

Marsh was an Amarillo banker for a time until he purchased Texas television stations KVIA-TV and KVII-TV through the Marsh Media company.[10] He sold the stations in 2002.[9] The offices of Marsh Enterprises are located in Amarillo’s tallest building, Chase Tower.

In 1975, Marsh headed to Washington, D.C. dressed in a western jacket and carrying a pail of cow dung to attend the bribery trial of former Governor John B. Connally, Jr.[9]

In the 1990s, Marsh had faced four lawsuits alleging imprisonment, sexual misconduct, and harassment of teens. All four suits were settled. One of the lawsuits included a member of the Whittenburg family, the former owners of the Amarillo Globe-News.[11]

Marsh resided, with his wife, Gwendolyn O’Brien “Wendy” Marsh, in an estate called “Toad Hall”. The couple has five adopted children, one named Stanley Marsh, IV (born October 1, 1968).[12] The Marsh family founded the Wendy and Stanley Marsh 3 Endowed Lectureship in Pharmacology and Neurochemistry of Substance Abuse/Addiction at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock. The family donated land to Ascension Academy, an Amarillo private school. Wendy Marsh has chaired the board of trustees of Amarillo College.

In 2011, Marsh suffered a series of strokes that had by November 2012 left him incapacitated. In October 2012, Marsh was named as the defendant in a series of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of several underage teen boys, who were represented by Houston attorney Anthony Buzbee. The suit was reported settled out of court on February 21, 2013; the following statement was given at the time of the settlement: “The Plaintiffs and the Marsh entities in this case, to include Gwendolyn Marsh as Guardian for Stanley Marsh 3, have resolved all of their differences. None of the Parties is authorized to comment on the nature or amount of the settlement. The Parties agree that Stanley Marsh 3 does not own the Cadillac Ranch. The Parties will have no further comment.”[13][14][15][16]

On April 10, 2013, Marsh was indicted by a Texas grand jury in Potter County for the alleged sexual assault of two teenagers between 2010 and 2011.[17] He was charged with four counts of sexual assault of a child, eight counts of sexual performance by a child, and two counts of indecency with a child.[18][19]

Marsh died under hospice care in Amarillo on June 17, 2014 at the age of 76.[20][21]

   
 
   

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jump up to: a b http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/stanley-marsh-3-who-built-texass-cadillac-ranch-dies-at-76/2014/06/21/225cc0e8-f8c7-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html
  2. ^ Jump up to: a b “Public Art in Private Places: Amarillo’s Unusual Signs” Retrieved on June 7, 2006
  3. Jump up ^ “The yellow rose of Texas” Retrieved on June 7, 2006
  4. Jump up ^ “Floating Mesa” Retrieved on June 7, 2006
  5. Jump up ^ “Unanticipated Rewards—Cadillac Ranch”. Retrieved on March 6, 2006
  6. Jump up ^ “Stanley Adds ‘Star’ To Résumé” Retrieved on August 25, 2006.
  7. Jump up ^ “Marsh’s dance disrupts live TV broadcast “ Retrieved on June 7, 2006
  8. Jump up ^ Marsh, Stanley from the Handbook of Texas Online
  9. ^ Jump up to: a b c “Stanley Marsh 3 dies at 76, Laredo Morning Times, June 18, 2014, p. 10A
  10. Jump up ^ “A History of ABC 7” Retrieved on June 7, 2006
  11. Jump up ^ “Marsh settles four lawsuits”. Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved June 7, 2006. 
  12. Jump up ^ “Wendy Marsh”. Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved July 3, 2006. 
  13. Jump up ^ Welch, Kevin (November 19, 2012). “Stanley Marsh 3’s wife, firms refute teen sex suits”. Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  14. Jump up ^ Fernandez, Manny (November 20, 2012). “An Eccentric Texas Millionaire Is Accused of Abusing Teenagers”. The New York Times. Retrieved November 21, 2012. 
  15. Jump up ^ Ass. Press (February 21, 2013). “Texas millionaire 3 Settles 10 civil suits filed by teens who claim he paid them for sex”. Associated Press. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  16. Jump up ^ McBride, Jim. “Marsh 3, family, associate settle teen sex lawsuits”. Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved 2013-06-20. 
  17. Jump up ^ McBride, Jim. “Millionaire Stanley Marsh 3 indicted on sex assault charges”. Amarillo.com. Amarillo Globe-News. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  18. Jump up ^ Blaney, Betsy. “Millionaire Marsh Indicted on Sex Assault Charges”. abc.go.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  19. Jump up ^ “‘Cadillac Ranch’ artist Stanley Marsh 3 indicted on sexual assault charges”. DallasNews.com. Associated Press. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  20. Jump up ^ “Stanley Marsh 3 Dead”. http://www.connectamarillo.com (Sinclair Communications, LLC). June 17, 2014. Archived from the original on June 17, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  21. Jump up ^ Stanley Marsh 3, creator of ‘Cadillac Ranch,’ dies – Houston Chronicle

     

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and here’s some more…btw, all pics above are my…here’s some pics I have taken at work AND a few internet pics too

a 797 chassis

a 797 chassis

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pinto beans part of a USAid contract

pinto beans part of a USAid contract

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part of a P&H 4100xpc shovel

part of a P&H 4100xpc shovel

give me more power scotty!!! more power!!!  aye, capt'

give me more power scotty!!! more power!!! aye, capt’

copper from chile or peru

copper from chile or peru

one of the largest cranes in the world on a construction near mt. belvei tx

one of the largest cranes in the world on a construction near mt. belvei tx

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internet pic, this is assembled 797

internet pic, this is assembled 797

pipe, we discharged

pipe, we discharged

this beast came onto our dock, off loaded

this beast came onto our dock, off loaded

internet pic, the Arnold-maresk...NOT one of our boats...just my last name

internet pic, the Arnold-maresk…NOT one of our boats…just my last name

art on ship wall art on ship

internet pic...a ferry for a train bound for mexico...it's a round trip set up

internet pic…a ferry for a train bound for mexico…it’s a round trip set up

a 140 ton (swl) lifting bar

a 140 ton (swl) lifting bar

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