Hence Pegues
left to right: Hence Pegues, Jim Ray and Jim Day.

Hence Pegues saw Odessa for the first time when driving cattle through here in 1879. It took him over 10 years to return but when he did return with his family, he leased ranch land northeast of town until he could buy it.
This photo taken of a camp scene after a successful deer hunt.

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

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Updated: May 23, 1998