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Name Odessa
Details Odessa, WA is a community forty miles southwest of Davenport in southwest Lincoln County. Founded in 1886 by German immigrants from southern Russia. It was named by railroad officials for Odessa on the Black Sea, because of many settlers from Russia.

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Image of 2004.014.0003 - Clipping, Newspaper

2004.014.0003 - Clipping, Newspaper

Newspaper article of obituary of Daniel Spies. Daniel Spies, a long time Moses Lake, WA resident, was 97 and passed away on December 30, 1989. He was buried at the Kappel Cemetery, also known as the East Ruff Cemetery, just east of Ruff on Road 6. Mr. Spies was born on October 13, 1892, in Kischnoff, Russia. As a young boy he immigrated to the United States with his family. He lived in Chewelah then Odessa, WA. He served in the U.S. Army infantry during WWI and was stationed in Burdoe and Shatoe, France. While in the service he was a mule skinner hauling supplies for the 346th Field Artillery Supply Company and later while overseas drove truck for the same company. Mr. Spies was honorab

Image of 2001.004.0052 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0052 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fifty-second slide of series (color), "Building of new homes is booming in the Columbia Basin towns of Ephrata, Moses Lake, and Odessa. Whole streets of houses, followed by paving and landscaping, go up continually." Picture of houses on dirt lots with automobiles in background. "New Homes" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.

Image of 2001.004.0057 - Transparency, Slide

2001.004.0057 - Transparency, Slide

From the slide series "Development of the Columbia Basin," Set #13. Fifty-seventh slide of series (color), "Acres and acres of potatoes are grown near Odessa and Moses lake. Here a thriving field of potatoes has just been irrigated." Picture of canal with siphons irrigating a crop with hills in background. "Potatoes" written in ink on bottom half of slide frame. "KODACHROME / TRANSPARENCY / PROCESSED BY KODAK" on one side of slide. Description of slide from "Development of the Columbia Basin" slide script.