Although it is hard to say how many people actually moved to Odessa because of it, by 1910 there were 1,178 people and 23,765 cattle in the County. County Records documented 84 farms, an increase of 59 farms from 1900. Also at the turn of the century, there were only 381 people with less than 15,000 cattle.
Courtesy: The Flavor Of Odessa, 1891-1991; editor:Ann Sherburn.
The Heritage of Odessa Foundation.