It often seems to me that the “good old days” are a myth perpetuated by those with poor memories.
The Caddo Herald
May 17, 1901
Dead Body Found
This ghastly find occurred late last Sunday afternoon about three miles southeast of Blue, about one mile from where Caddo Creek empties into Blue River. ..Three boys aged about 13, 14, and 15 years respectively made the find, the boys of R. B. Mitchem, and W. P. Greenlee. They were wading in a hole of water about two feet deep and found a box about 5x15 inches. They carried the box ashore, procured tools and began an investigation. When opened, the box was found to contain the remains of a white infant. The fetus was perhaps five, six or seven months old. The boys reported the find to their parents and Monday morning the neighborhood made an investigation. The remains were transferred to Blue Monday afternoon by Ed McClain, one of the men of the settlement. Deputy Parker at Caddo was telephoned regarding disposition of remains. He advised burial and stated that an investigation would follow…The box contained several pieces of old plow irons supposed to aid in sinking… The remains were buried Monday afternoon by the neighbors