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Pioneer picnic, German homesteaders declare loyalty to U.S., Wraspir is Conservation Farmer of Year


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--Archival photo.

The 1968 Conservation Farmer for Odessa Soil and Water District, Duke Wraspir with Barbara, daughter Lori and three sons Doug, Dick and Darren.

100 years ago

The Odessa Record

June 21, 1918

Many picnic with pioneers: Odessa had somewhat of a deserted appearance at times this week, due to the absence of a goodly percentage of the people being in attendance at the Pioneers picnic which has been held annually for the past fifteen years on the Pioneers’ association grounds on upper Crab Creek about thirty miles east of this place.

The attendance on the opening day is reported to have been the smallest of any opening day since the early days of organization, but to one going there for the first time, it w...

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