This Week in Odessa History
For week of Jan. 7
Last updated 1/20/2021 at 4:09pm
100 years ago
Jan. 7, 1921
The opening dance at the New Community Hall given by the Odessa Concert Band New Year’s eve was one of the largest ever held in Odessa and also one of the most enjoyable. Dancing began at 8:30 and continued until nearly four in the morning. The prize waltz was held at 11 p.m. and Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Jenks were awarded first prize in the waltz contest.
Con. H. Eckhardt’s crew of men began excavation for installation of the new five-ton Armstrong ice plant in the Odessa Meat Market.
75 years ago
Jan. 3, 1946
James Scrupps and Esther Schimke were united in marriag...