Pegues ranch
Ranch and 3 year old Orchard of H. M. Pegues; 3 miles North of Odessa, Tx.
This Photograph was used in a T&P Railroad Promotional Publication in circulation between 1904 and 1909. Until the drought of 1919, Ector County supported a very prosperous fruit growing business. Farmers used sawdust to cover their fruit to keep it fresh for as long as possible.

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

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Updated: May 23, 1998