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Packard pays good dividend, craters need new identity, rest room plans


Last updated 7/29/2018 at 3:23pm

--Archival photo.

Scablands Steering Committee member Mildred Deife and scientific illustrator Mark Orson view crater #5, largest of the five in the cluster on BLM land.

100 years ago

The Odessa Record

July 12, 1918

Last hot wave shrivels wheat. Mercury ranges between 100 and 105 above. Strong east winds cut both quality and quantity. Best estimates, eight bushels. The hot wave this week, up to the time we go to press, has equaled if not exceeded any ever experienced in this section. Ever since last Saturday the thermometer has hovered between 100 and 105 above at midday and the government records kept by Hy. W. Rieke shows only one season that approaches this. That was 1911 when on one day, July 16, the mercury rose until the...

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