The Odessa Record -

By Terrie Schmidt-Crosby
The Record 

This Week in Odessa History

For the week of Dec. 31


Last updated 1/20/2021 at 4:08pm

100 years ago

Dec. 31, 1920

The Odessa Hardware & Implement Co. had a narrow escape from a disastrous fire when a blaze broke out in its place of business and was quickly put out by a hurry-up run of the local fire department. The fire originated in the stairway to the basement, evidently a short time after closing at six o’clock and was discovered a little after seven by Henry Strate who turned in the alarm.

Ernest J. Wachter and Dorothy Neff were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents in Yakima. Those on intimate terms with the contracting parties realized that marriage...

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