I love these articles because they often include issues of the paper that we don’t have on microfilm or items that might otherwise be overlooked. I was so happy to read an actual location for the park!
The Caddo Herald
August 27, 1926
25 Years Ago Today
The Herald ran an advertisement of Levine. His prices were like this: 3 spools thread 5c; best grade calico, per yard 2c; Scotch lawns, 2 1-2 cents per yard. Not so cheap now.
A heavy storm visited near Madill. Much damage was done and many cattle killed.
Allotting lands began in the Seminole Nation. The tribesmen did not want to allot the land. That was before oil was discovered.
There was a report of a hail storm near Guthrie where the hailstones were so big that they bored holes in the earth from which oil soon gushed forth. Seems like the liars started in those days.
The editors met that year in Checotah. All had a fine time. Most of them favored separate statehood though we never got it.
Caddo was getting ready for the Fair. We called it the Blue County Fair, Racing and Park Association. The park was fenced and occupied the blocks now comprising all of Caddo west of Henderson Avenue and Ainsworth Street. There was a good race track and plenty of stables for horses and entries.
Bokchito held its first election. A full corps of officers were chosen.
A 77-lb. catfish was caught in the Arkansas River.
Atoka got her first term of Federal court. A very decrepit jail was used.
The Kiowa-Comanche country was soon to be opened to homestead by white settlers. Several Caddo folks later drew claims.
Sam L. Morley was superintendent of Armstrong Academy. Gabe Parker was principal.
A town census showed 1198 residents of Caddo. Of these 265 were subject to street duty.
The new school board was composed of C. A. Hancock, W. P. Wood, I. P. Smith, P. W. Arnold, G. W. Phillips and T. W. Hunter.
Rev. C. E. Hotchkin was preaching at the Presbyterian Church.
The Caddo Music Club met with Mrs. C. A. Hancock. It was one of the first women’s clubs in the Territory.
Roy Riddels came home from attending school at Sherman. He wanted to see the races.