Judge Tom Hendrick
Judge Tom Hendrick in his office in the old red stone courthouse, 1927. Many early Odessans will remember the Judge and his car. Tom would never sit behind the stering wheel, but chose to drive from the middle of the front seat. Each day he had to cross the railroad tracks to get to the courthouse and it always took him several attempts to get enough power to get up and over the tracks.

Courtesy, Permian Historical Society Archival Collection.

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Updated: May 5, 1998