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POLICEMEN LIKE BROWN AND ALDRIDGE AND ODESSA IN THE '50S
Tom Sawyer, Elvis, And The Ector Theatre
DRIVE- IN PICTURE SHOWS WHERE STUFF HAPPENED
DARRELL K ROYAL and Me, plus, Schlemeyer Back To Pass
Ninth Grade Football (1957)
Teen-ager's Sockhops
A Very Good Year
Fabled Fords
B00GIE WITH TRIGG AND Supper With Trigg
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Wings Over Notrees
Tribute to Vance Phillips (ANOTHER new story)
The Monahans Sandhills Wagon Train Mystery--TRUTH OR HOAX?
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(Happy) DAY'S DRIVE-IN
A CLOSE CALL
CONFLICTING STORIES

Tommy's became Nicky's in the late 60s
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Who are thest guys?

Cindy Ator Jordan OHS 61 in Sand Hills with Walter
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Footballer Walter Jordan 1962 OHS makes a one handed catch and Ciindy called it good.

two favorites of mine
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Kathy Bunch Sarah Ashford

Fannin Elementary's OHS Class of 1959 (1951-52)
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Left to right--Joe Latham, Bob Burchett, Richard Stringer, Johnny Henson, Ray Griggs, Gerald Erwin, Phillip Baxter, Richard Alsup, Robert Wickson and Tommy Nickel.  Information is courtesy of Johnny Henson.

1961 OHS Bunch
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REAL CLASS

            Above Picture contributed by Judy Childers White

 
PICTURES FROM THE PAST 
 
 (scan and email me your 50s snapshots and I can add them to the site) 

Also, should any of you want any of these pictures in an email attachment,  just ask.  MLM

1963-The Golden Cue-Owned by John Kelley
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The first Co-Ed Billiards parlor in Odessa

The above picture was given to me as a post card in March 2009 by Mike Martin, the present owner of the Golden Cue, now located at the old Grove's Drug Store at 14th and Grant that was across from Day's Drive-in back in our day.  Martin is researching as much history as possible of the ownership of that business.  It was originally located on 27th street across from Buck's Drive-in.  It was a classy place run by classy people: Mr. and Mrs. John Kelley.  Their children were Judy Kelley (PHS-1962) and Mike Kelley (PHS-196?).  I was a college student and I was present the day this picture was taken, and was working as a part time employee.  In the far corner of the room is Alford Smallwood in a yellow shirt and Cameron Ray to his left.  In the center is Bill Webster and Judy Kelley  at a table with Judy's parents.  To their right, bent over a snooker table about to miss a shot is Phil Vincent.  ......................
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Grove's Drug--Across from Day's Drive-in
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Taken in 1957

I prefer pictures that represent the times featured in this site.  Also, I have inserted pictures from those days that I have no idea about where I got them.  If you see a picture you can identify, please let me know.  

contributed by Mike Massey
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1955-56 Bonham Jr. Hi. 8th Grade Basketball Team, We guess!

Top Row:  Mike Massey, Nicky Binyon, Darl Locke, J.T. Gordon, Bert Frost, Carl Toland, Ed Sneed.  Coach Gaskins.
 
Bottom Row: Larry Tatum, Jim Rosemond, Jerry Huffman, Carroll Golden, Mike Rose, Jimmy Owens, George Stallings. 

The Permian Press 2-19-60
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Ralph Kennedy and Wanda Wesson

Permian 1961 Football Captains
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Football in Odessa

circa 1957-58
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Michael Lewis Moore and Kathy Bunch

Verbatium text from THE PERMIAN PRESS, February 14, 1961:
 
THIS SORT OF THING COULD GO ON FOREVER
 
Most people have certain things that irritate them.  Here are pet peeves from ten pet people:  Sharon Beene:"Never being able to beat my little brother in tennis."
Kathy Bunch: "People who frown when they should smile."  Gary Crain:  "Teachers."...Mary Kay England: "Dirty bath tubs.".....Gay Gillespie: "Poley drivers."....Tony Harries, "Going steady.".....Jerry LeFevre: "Getting up in the morning.".....Roger Rankin: "People who tell lies.".......Gene Ross: "People who stick their noses in other people's business.".....Loubeth Sanders: "Pop tests."........Contributed by Betsy Lewis Smith....PHS 62 

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1. Although Carl Goetz started as a Ford Man, he ended up as a Chevy Aficionado.

Carl Goetz watching drag races on TV
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2. One of several Chevys owned by Carl Goetz

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3. Carl Goetz won a national show championship with this one.

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4. Betsy Lewis Smith had the only orange and white Ford in Town, I think.

OHS 61@Bowie 9th gr..Back Row-Glenn Brown-unk
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Front: Johnny Shields-George Seaman-Evalona Fanning-Bill Puckett-Doug Cowan-unk

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5. I have no idea why I have this picture! HELP!

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6.There are still unknowns in this picture. Help!

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1927 Odessa High School Football Team

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7. Taken in 1957 at Bowie Jr. Hi. THE CHOIR

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8. I have no idea why I have this picture, either. Help!

The Poor Boys
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9. Courtesy of Carole Gene Knowles Norwood. Girls of OHS

10. Summer of 1957 At Odessa Country Club
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11. Judy Childers White, Jane Moore, Nancy Leach Bayless & Mike Moore 2003

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12. Betsy Lewis and Danny Jarman 1962

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Just for you, Betsy

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14. Betsy Lewis & Kay Kribbs 1962

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15. Vance Phillips-1943-1976 Fighter Pilot Par Excellence

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16. Boogie Childers and Nancy Leach

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17. Remember Tree Top Airlines? TTA or Trans Texas Airways

His last concert. We miss him.
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Photo by David Shoenfelt www.Shoenfelt.com

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20. A Hillbilly cat singing with the Wink Westerners?

Sandy Whiteley in Jr. Hi.
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21. Contributed by Anna Speegle Miller

Anna Speegle Miller
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22. Elementary-Jr.Hi- High School

Sent by Anna Speegle Miller
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24.Future '61 grads--but when and where is this?

OHS 1957 SWIMMING TEAM
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Charles Porter; Herschell Atkinson, Woody Reaves, Martin McCarroll.

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DUANE MORELAND, AGE 11, FIXIN' TO GO TO A LITTLE LEAGUE GAME

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Early generation of an Odessa Dragster owned by Harold Bettes and Jack May (circa 1961)

Odessa High School in earlier days
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Sent by Larry Bradfield of Andrews High School

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