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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

James A. Keirsey, Officer

Seminole Police Department

About 8 P.M. on Thursday, November 7, 1929, Officer Keirsey was one of four officers who surrounded the home of Sam and Ruth Dyer in Harjo where a group of bank robbers were suspected to be hiding out. Officer Keirsey and State Crime Bureau Agent Claude Tyler covered the backdoor, Seminole Police Chief Jake Sims going to the front door and Seminole County Deputy Sheriff George Hall covered the side of the house. Chief Sims was met at the front door by Owen Edwards and the two men started firing at each other. Edwards, wounded in one shoulder, then ran for the back door. Agent Tyler had taken the Dyers into custody and Officer Keirsey had stepped in the back door with his gun drawn. When Edwards saw Keirsey he opened fire on him with his two .45 automatic pistols, hitting him numerous times, killing him. Keirsey was able to return two shots before dying. Chief Sims and Agent Tyler then shot and killed Edwards. Officer Keirsey, 41, was survived by his wife and three children. A year later Keirsey’s brother, William Con, would die in the line of duty also.
Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial web site
http://www.oklemem.com/

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