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Hotels

  • Choctaw Inn
    4202 S. Hwy. 69 & 75, Durant 580-931-8340
  • Holiday Inn Express
    2112 W. Main, Durant 580-924-8881
  • Markita Inn
    2401 W. Main, Durant 580-924-7676

Attractions

  • Rex II
    Restored movie theater. Call 580-367-2000 for show times.
  • Indian Territory Museum and Library
    A free look into Caddo's rich heritage. Open Tues.-Sat. from 10am to 3pm
  • Craighead's
    This turn-of-the-century general store is a must see! Open: M-Th 'til 5:30 and F-Sat. 9:00-7:00.

Organizations

  • Caddo Alumni Association
    The alumni association arranges a Caddo High School reunion every four years. Next one is 2012.
  • Caddo Educational Foundation
    This group provides scholarships for community youth.
  • Caddo Civic and Cemetery Club
    This group maintains and improves the cemetery and provides community service as needed.
  • Town Restoration Association of Caddo
    The mission of TRAC is to provide visionary leadership, focus on historical preservation, and promote economic growth to enrich the quality of life in our community.
  • Caddo Community Association
    The CCA holds the annual Heritage Day Celebration and participates in other community projects.
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Tom Garner

I have fond memories of "growing up" in Caddo, although some of them fade from time to time.

I cannot remember music without Mrs. Erma L. Taylor. She was not only the Caddo School Music Teacher, but was also the pianist at First Baptist Church Caddo. As a child, it was amazing to see her almost effortlessly "tickle the ivory" while accompanying the hymns at church.

I wish I could remember all the operettas and other musical programs she guided us through, and the fun we had when we thought she wasn't watching. She gave many of us our appreciation for music (and later as a writer, she imparted similar appreciation for recording local history).

There is one thing that I haven't forgotten and will never forget, a lesson she taught us then during every practice, for every Christmas program, for our whole life.

Now, every year, a bittersweet memory ambushes me the first time we sing Christmas carols; and because of her, I can never forget to enunciate the "t" in "Silent Nigh-t".

There is no doubt she "sleeps in heavenly peace". I look forward to seeing her again.

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