The Odessa Record -

By Terrie Schmidt-Crosby
The Record 

This Week in Odessa History

For Week of July 9


Last updated 7/10/2020 at 2:55pm

100 years ago

July 9, 1920

Rainmaker Hatfield is reported to have packed up his equipment and left Moses Lake last week. Although many gave him credit for bringing when he first set up at the lake, very few had any faith in him as a rainmaker when he left. It is said, however, that he was paid $3,000 for his efforts, as a two-inch rainfall fell in some parts of Grant County in early June.

Mill to start soon. The big chain ordered from the factory, for which the mill force has been waiting for about six weeks, finally arrived this week and Manager Schimke says he expects to soon begin grindi...

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