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Series: This Week In Odessa History | Story 13

Last updated 1/18/2020 at 2:22pm

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50 years ago: On a damp, foggy Saturday morning Dec. 20, Winston Weber and James Scrupps, fire department members, chop holes in the former Chris Weber house roof preparatory to burning. Jim almost fell through a rotted eve.

100 years ago

The Odessa Record

December 28, 1919

News updates: Christmas business in Odessa was the best in years, even with a shortage of some lines of merchandise. Postmaster Schoonover reports postal business at 25 percent over last year.

There were a lot of disappointed kiddies when the town's quota of Christmas trees failed to arrive. They had been shipped on the 17th and were finally located on a siding 10 miles from where they started. They arrived on Christmas eve, but too late for any practical use.

Burglars broke into the Standard Oil, Edwards & Bradford and Odessa Union Ware...

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