I think it is important for us to remember that nothing in Caddo “just happened”. Everything from the width of the streets to the location of the cemetery was the idea of either an individual or some group of people. A committee laid out the original streets and the locations of the school and parks, and then someone else had to give approval. Everything we have now is the result of a process of some sort. Sometimes the process was “trial and error” followed by correction…one of the buildings at Buffalo and Main was actually moved farther north in order to widen the street.
The Caddo Herald
January 18, 1876
The Oddfellows of Caddo are making preparations for enclosing about four aces of ground on the hill east of town for a cemetery. This is something that has long been needed in Caddo; there has never been a proper place secured for this purpose. We hope our citizens will interest themselves in this matter and aid in raising sufficient money to enclose and lay off the ground into lots as we understand it is for the benefit of the public.
The Masonic Lodge and Grange have been invited to take part in the matter and we hope that every man and woman in town will feel that they have an interest in procuring a suitable place for those of us who may be called to render an account of the deeds done in the body to rest securely in, and not be layed in the public highway as is the case now.
“To visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead, and educate the orphans” are some of the peculiar characteristics of Oddfellowship and we are pleased to see Caddo Lodge take the initiative in this matter of so much importance to this community.