Fights at the Court House
During the land rush of 1904 at the Ector County Courthouse, fights among pioneers occurred almost daily to determine who would file a claim on land.

Records show that beginning on January 20, 1904, there was a curfew around the courthouse from 6:00 PM to 8:00 AM to deal with the crowds. Finally the Texas Rangers sent in a man to keep the peace.

Historical Marker for those who fought to claim the rich land of Ector County.
Located on Ector County Court House Square by the Front Door, [West Entrance].

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

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Updated: Oct. 17, 1998