The Odessa Record -

By Marjorie Womach
Special to The Record 

Reflections on our small towns


Last updated 7/10/2020 at 12:29pm

HARRINGTON — Incorporated in 1902, Harrington and Odessa have had similar influences effecting their development. Each built up their city government and each had a newspaper, the Harrington Citizen and the Odessa Record. Between these two young towns were other centers of inhabitants: Lamona, Downs, Mohler and Morocco.

Lamona was a small village along the Great Northern railroad. It was first settled in 1894 and had a nice business district by the early 1900s. In 1908, it would boast a hotel, general store, three warehouses, large school, Methodist church, Lutheran church, candy store,...

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