This Week in Odessa History

Hot and dry harvest, thieves at large, hunting debate

 

Last updated 9/1/2018 at 5:24pm

--Archival photo.

Mule days in Harrington drew large crowds of people to Harrington in the 1920s and hundreds of mules participated. Twenty-mule teams and even larger were on display and paraded down Third Street.

100 years ago

The Odessa Record

Aug. 2, 1918

Few interested in Chautauqua: The attendance at the Radcliffe Chautauqua which has been presenting it's attractions here for the past two days has been very disappointing. When the attraction was booked no date was set and no one here ever thought of it coming right in the midst of harvest, and the lightest one ever experienced in this section and also at a time when everyone is vitally interested in saving every kernel of the already too short crop.

The result is that there is not a farmer and only a limited number...



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