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The Twentieth Century

Here are daily countdowns of the last 100 years, from 1900 through 1999,
with short summaries of some news and newsmakers affecting residents of Odessa

1999  |   1998

1997  |  1996  |  1995  |  1994  |  1993  |  1992  |  1991  |  1990  |  1989  |  1988  |  1987  |  1986  |  1985  |  1984

1983  |  1982  |  1981  |  1980  |  1979  |  1978  |  1977  |  1976  |  1975  |  1974  |  1973  |  1972  |  1971  |  1970

1969  |  1968  |  1967  | 1966  |  1965  |  1964   |  19631962  |   1961  |  1960  |  1959  |  1958  |  1957  |  1956

1955  |  1954  |  1953  |  1952  |  1951  |  1950  |  1949  |  1948  |  1947  |  1946  |  1945  |  1944  |  1943  |  1942

1941  |  1940  |  1939  |  1938  |  1937  |  1936  |  1935  |  1934  |  1933  |  1932  |  1931  |  1930  |  1929  |  1928

1927  |  1926  |  1925  |  1924  |  1923  |  1922  |  1921  |  1920  |  1919  |  1918  |  1917  |  1916  |  1915  |  1914

1913  | 1912  |  1911  |  1910  |  1909  |  1908  |  1907  |  1906  |  1905  |  1904  |  1903  |  1902  |  1901   |  1900

These stories looks back at some of the people, stories and historical events that made the
20th Century memorable for residents of Odessa and the Permian Basin.


Black community celebrates changes, continues striving


Veterans remember Pearl Harbor


White-Pool House shares local history


Kennedy assassination prompted museum


77-year-old recalls Odessa's bygone days


Optimist Club has positive effect on Permian Basin


Lincoln Tower once entertained ‘elite’ customers


Odessa’s first black librarian remembered as educator


Historical markers chronicle county’s past


Foresight kept water in Basin


"Forget about me,California"


Temple has met needs for 53 years


Former Odessa Stars reflect on their ‘field of dirt’


From cookoff to expo, fair goes full circle


UTPB once focus of intense rivalry


Elliott Hotel was proud centerpiece of Odessa


Odessans ‘shook up’ by King’s visit


Once grand Settles Hotel on slow road to recovery


The Million Dollar Oil Museum


The Presidential Museum


Lunar footprints leave tracks in West Texas


Chuck Wagon Gang feeds all


1930s program built fond memories


Texas’ last company camp rolls up


Decades later, Pancho Villa remains an influence


Around the Globe


Art museum stresses ‘fun’ part of learning


Odessan recalls days as WASP pilot


97-year-old recounts watching Basin grow


Weather has plagued West Texas for years


Matriarch considers life at 100


Return to the Battle of the Bulge


Drugstore Days: Growing up in the '40s and '50s


Rescuers, family recall Jessica McClure saga


Life and crimes of Pecos' Billie Sol Estes


Billie Sol Estes markets criminal links on Web


Odessan trained women in machine shop skills


Former sheriff remembered as ‘kind man’


Superintendent Fly was a man of vision


Odessa booms after oil rocks ‘cow town’


First Baptist branches from unity church


Odessan loaned Orbison $100 for Nashville trip


Ranching in the Permian Basin


Area health care had humble start


Murderer made headlines in early ’70s


Serial killer lives with murderous past


Saragosa's tornado of the century


‘Missy X’ was big news 33 years ago


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