The Caddo Herald
January 9, 1914
Roads Meeting Saturday Night
Saturday night is the time set for the monster roads meeting at the court house in Caddo. There is some very important work for this meeting to do and every citizen of this community should be present.
Yesterday (Thursday) was appointed as the day for good roads in Bryan county, and many people went out and helped on the roads. The main idea before us now is to get the road work done. There is law enough; there are people enough- all that is necessary is for some one to take hold and do the work.
Caddo always treats her visitors cordially, so come to the big meeting Saturday night. The roads have dried up enough for you to get here.
An important thing: The roads having dried up to a certain extent, the people should take it upon themselves to fill the bog holes now, so that they might drain off. The roads will not be passable in a month unless this water is drained off. If means are provided for the water to get away, then there will be no bad bog holes.
This road meeting will take into consideration many things. It is the purpose of the committee to aid in the working o f all the roads coming into Caddo. Of course the Highway is the main road now, but we are interested in every road.
January 16, 1914
Good Roads Meeting
Saturday night at the court house an enthusiastic road meet was held with W. F. Dodd in the chair.
Reports were received as to work now being done on the various roads. Announcement was made that the commissioners had appointed John Gooch, B. K. Pate, Barney Wood, A. E. Boydstun, J. W. Crutchfield, J. H. McCalman, Geo. Stevenson, D. M. Wilson, G. W. Baxter, Noah Arrington, and H. E. Wells as road overseers for the roads around Caddo. These men are all anxious that the roads be repaired at once and most of them already have gone to work. Besides the county roads, work has started on the Highway. The way will be cleared down the railroad track to the Blue River Bridge, stumps will be blown out and the roadbed graded and drained so that it will be passable at all times. The people of Durant also have started work on the Armstrong road and promise soon to have it in good shape.
The town began work Monday on the streets. Arkansas street has been almost impassable so has also been Main Street to the depot. Other streets will be graded now just as soon as they can get to them.
This work is very much needed, in fact the two streets named are hardly passable at all, and all other streets in town are very rough being much cut up by the heavy travel during the muddy season.
The cement crossings were finished Tuesday and will be ready for heavy passing by next Monday so that there will be no obstruction on Buffalo street and the crossings will be useful.
Several road overseers have been in town this week to get the corrugated culverts and have placed them where needed. A great deal of road work has been done around Caddo and the value of it will be realized in time to come. Everybody benefits by good roads, the farmer most of all.