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100 Years Ago The Odessa Record August 17, 1917 Hemmerling apartment house finished: The Christ Hemmerling apartment house and rooming house on Liberty hill is now completed and ready for tenants....

 

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100 Years Ago The Odessa Record August 10, 1917 O.C.B. decides to incorporate: The Odessa Concert Band made application for incorporation this week under the laws of the state of Washington, the...

 

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100 Years Ago The Odessa Record August 3, 1917 Crab creek fish reported dying: Reports from J.B. Webster and Mrs. T.J. McDermott plainly show that there are large numbers of fish dying either in Crab...

 

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100 Years Ago The Odessa Record July 27, 1917 Guard against grain fires. Representative E.L. Farnsworth has asked the Record to publish this week a few suggestions offered by State Insurance...

 

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100 Years Ago The Odessa Record July 20, 1917 Odessa player win from Lind. The Odessa racquet wielders were again victorious in the return tournament at Lind Sunday. The weather was so hot that only...

 

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100 Years Ago The Odessa Record July 13, 1917 Military draft next Saturday. It will only be a few days until the public will know exactly who has been chosen from each community to make up the army of 687,000 men that will be called on to follow the...

 

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100 Years Ago The Odessa Record July 6, 1917 Odessa boy ordained priest. “And I will go in to the altar of my God: to God who giveth joy to my youth.” These words of Holy Writ spoken by the Psalmist of old, were most deeply impressed upon the...

 

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100 Years Ago The Odessa Record June 29, 1917 Tennis tourney won by Odessa. The tennis tournament Sunday between Lind and Odessa tennis clubs furnished some close and, in spite of the unfavorable...

 

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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...

 

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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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