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Posted on: November 22, 2016

World’s Largest Jackrabbit

Built in 1962, the 8 ft tall rabbit was the idea of then Chamber president, John Ben Shepperd. This statue sits at the corner of 8th St. and Sam Houston. Overtime, the jackrabbits have multiplied; there are now 37 jackrabbit statues all across th...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Odessa History

Although Odessa was settled and established in 1876, the City was not incorporated until 1927, when we received our charter and elected our first mayor, S.R. McKinney. McKinney Park, home to Starbright Village, is named after our first mayor!

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Globe Theatre Replica

Odessa College is home to the Globe Theatre – a 410- seat venue hosting theatre performances and community activities. the idea of the reconstruction of a Shakesperean Theater in Odessa originated in 1948 in Mrs. Marjorie Morris’ senio...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Stonehenge Replica

The UTPB Stonehenge was built in 2004. It is slightly shorter than the original Stonehenge, but it’s exact in horizontal size and astronomically accurate.

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