This Week in Odessa History
Dust and rain; approach of harvest; growing deer population
Last updated 7/26/2018 at 7:10pm
100 years ago
The Odessa Record
July 12, 1918
Some Dust Storm. Following two of the hottest days of the season, which pinched some more of the already damaged wheat, the biggest dust storm that ever struck the Odessa country during the past eighteen years, broke upon the town about 7 o'clock Tuesday evening. The dust came in such clouds that for nearly an hour the dust clouds, at times, made it as dark as night and at no time during the gale was it possible to see across the street. Fortunately, however, the principle part of the soil from the southwest country...