Bunchannan on his
ranch in 1887
M.G. Buchannan moved to Odessa in 1887 to establish a cattle ranch. Not only was he successful at that, but he established a political career for himself. In 1891 he became the first Commissioner from Precinct 3. The following year he was elected County Judge, a job he held for several terms.

He is shown here on his ranch that at times contained 100 sections.

Courtesy: The Flavor Of Odessa, 1891-1991; editor:Ann Sherburn.
The Heritage of Odessa Foundation.

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Updated: May 23, 1998