E.W. Marland was born May 8, 1874 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He studied to be an attorney, graduating from University of Michigan Law School at the age of nineteen. Marland?s years of practicing law led him to an interest in geology and a career in the oil industry. He prospered in
The Pioneer Woman Statue was commissioned by E. W. Marland. This 17 foot bronze is on the National Register of Historic Places. The newly expanded museum features exhibits of women who have made outstanding "pioneering"
The Ponca City Cultural Center Museum is the former home of Ernest Whitworth
Marland, tenth Governor of Oklahoma, who came to Ponca City to visit the 101
Ranch. He remained to build a vast oil empire. He was the founder and president of Marland Oil Company, now Conoco Inc.