I've been going through my files looking for bits of information that I may have overlooked. This happens when I'm focused on a particular event. For instance, I collected pages and pages of clippings about the Craghead murder, but didn't always read what else was on the page. Now I'm doing that.
What prompted this was reading a paper entitled “Counting Sioux: American Indian Newspaper Perspectives on the Proposed Lakota Removal to Indian Territory, 1876”, which was presented by Richard Mize at the Seventh Native American Symposium at SOSU in Durant. Richard's paper is being considered for publication and I hope it is read by thousands of people. Fascinating! It concerns the newspapers' coverage of a proposal to move the Sioux to I.T. I read it and his references to the Oklahoma Star and thought "have I seen this before?". Sure enough, much of it is in clippings I had saved for other purposes. So...I began to look through other files and found some interesting things that will be posted soon.
The first item is this "20 Years Ago" piece from April 3, 1925. I may be mistaken, but I don't think I've posted it before.
President Roosevelt's train stopped two minutes in Caddo, April 5th. The President spoke two minutes. A crowd estimated at 4000 was at the depot to see and hear him. He was first greeted by a salute of 21 guns as his train came to a stop. He told the people that he soon expected to see a state of Oklahoma. The school children bore flags. Remnants of Troop M, Rough Riders were present in uniform. Roosevelt was on his great trip to the Southwest and where he hunted wolves near Frederic. G.E. Parker was superintendent of Armstrong Academy. He brought sixty of the boys to see the president.