Photo curtesy of J. T. Lawson, Jr. of JTL Photography

Odessa is in the heart of the Permian Basin which has been one of the richest and most productive oil fields in this country for many years. The beautiful sunset, pump jack, and mesquite in the picture are typical of the scenery in this area. Cattle have shared these almost barren fields with pump jacks

Here's a truly interesting link for history buffs and those who are interested in Odessa: Put together over a period of years by Gareth Pollard, the Website contains a lot of historical pictures borrowed from a variety of local sources.

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This page was last updated January 11, 2005.