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100 Years Ago The Odessa Record June 22, 1917 Big crowd will celebrate here. Where are you going to celebrate the Fourth? You will miss it if you dont celebrate in Odessa for the biggest crowd that ev...

 

This Week in Odessa History

Last week’s history column included a picture of local volunteers Leslie Fink and Rhonda Kuch painting. The article that should have accompanied the picture unfortunately hit the cutting room floor for lack of space. The story was from 25 years...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record May 18, 1917 Big convention May 31-June 3. Odessa is scheduled to entertain what promises to be one of the largest conventions ever held in this section of the big Bend...

 

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100 Years Ago The Odessa Record May 11, 1917 Six Odessa boys answer the call. Arthur Schatz was one of the smallest young men in Odessa, too short by an inch to meet either army or navy specifications, but he certainly started something when he left...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record February 16, 1917 Catholics build house and hall. The members of the Odessa St. Joseph's Catholic Church have announced a change in the building program they had...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record February 9, 1917 Rabid dog raids southwest farms. The southwest Odessa country had its first case of rabies early Monday morning, when a rabid brute, opinions differ as to whether it was a dog or coyote, ran at large i...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record February 2, 1917 Auto licenses for 1917-18. Secretary of State I.M. Howell is already making preparations for handling the 1917 rush, when all machines in the state...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record January 12, 1917 Fire boys hold annual meeting. The Odessa fire boys met for their annual meeting and election of officers at city hall Friday night. Secretary Scholer’s fire record showed that during the year 1916,...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record December 8, 1916 O.C.B. remodeling the opera house. “The Odessa Concert Band’s opening dance at their new home in the opera house Thanksgiving night was a decided success. Over 60 couples were in attendance.”...

 

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100 years ago November 10, 1916 Michaelsen & Koth safe blowed open Saturday morning. Considerable excitement prevailed in our town Saturday morning when the report was passed around that the Michaelsen & Koth store had been burglarized that morning a...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record September 22, 1916 Henry Clough is once more free: Henry Clough is free again. After having served over two months in the Spokane county jail awaiting trial on the...

 

Rail Museum grand opening is Saturday, August 27

After 52 years, and more than 40 of those years at the Spokane Interstate Fairgrounds, the Inland Empire Railway Historical Society has a permanent home! Formed in 1976, the group rebranded itself...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record August 18, 1916 Popular Odessa couple wed. A pretty ceremony took place Monday morning at the St. Joseph Catholic church, when Miss Mary Shimek became the bride of Jason Bastrom Jr. The ceremony was performed by Fr....

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record August 11, 1916 The interior of the Empress Theatre has been improved by the addition of a new curtain. The curtain contains advertisements of the principal business houses of the town and is the work of J.M. Deeds a...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record August 4, 1916 School building remodeled: Everybody has noticed the improvement of our public school grounds since the planting of the locust trees this spring, of which 65 are now making a great first season’s...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record July 21, 1916 Back from Ellensburg: Ye editor and family returned Sunday evening from Ellensburg where they attended the thirtieth annual meeting of the Washington...

 

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100 years ago The Odessa Record March 24, 1916 Union State Bank remodeling room. The work of remodeling the Union State bank is now rapidly nearing completion, and it now, both in arrangement and finish, presents a decidedly metropolitan aspect....

 

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The Odessa Record of March 17, 1916, included a front-page column on doings from 14 years prior. Since The Record has no archives from 1902, so we include it in this issue. Notes of interest to old...

 

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100 years ago From The Odessa Record February 16, 1918 Five bridges are swept out. Ice from Sylvan Lake carries everything with it: Six o’clock Friday evening found the waters of Crab Creek still raising and practically all of the workers who had b...

 

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100 years ago From The Odessa Record December 10, 1915 Hardware block going up rapidly. A week of favorable weather has enabled the force of men engaged on Odessa Hardware Co.’s new block now under construction, to make remarkable progress since ou...

 

This Week in Odessa History

100 years ago From The Odessa Record December 3, 1915 The state Board of Health wrote to a mother in this state, calling her attention to the fact that the birth of her baby had not been reported. She replied, “I have had seven babies and this is...

 

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100 years ago From The Odessa Record October 29, 1915 Robbers broke into the Schoonover store by prying open a back window and made away with three punch boards, with watch and fob offerings and took $50 from the till. This is the third time that the...

 

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100 years ago From The Odessa Record October 15, 1915 Bank robber kills himself. A lone bandit walked into the Wilson Creek State Bank during the lunch hour last Saturday and forced C.T. Griesinger, assistant cashier, who was alone, at the point of...

 

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100 years ago From The Odessa Record September 3, 1915 Long hot spell broken. With a change in the wind to the southwest last Monday evening, the longest spell of hot weather ever known in this country was brought to an end. Monday’s high...

 

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