The Caddo Star
June 25, 1875
Friday evening last we shook the dust of Caddo off our feet and in company with John Kennedy, the model stage driver and clever gentleman, boarded the Ft. Sill coach and headed for Tishomingo.
Tishomingo, the capital of the Chickasaw Nation, is situated in a rough, broken and rather romantic locality. A spring of the coldest and purest water burst out of a bank nearby and when the place was first settled it went by the name of Good Springs. Soon after the treaty of 1855 it was selected as the site for the capital of the Nation and named Tishomingo in memory of an old and dearly beloved Chief who lived and died before his people abandoned their country beyond the Mississippi and removed to this.
Wiley Stewart says his brick kiln will soon be ready to touch off.
Dr. E. J. Lemon, who has been in business in Limestone Gap some months past, returned to Caddo a few days ago.
Died: We are sorry to hear of the death of one of David Perkin’s sons, which occurred last week. He was a young man about twenty years of age.
Married: On Tuesday evening June 1, by Rev. Thomas Watson, Dr. E. A. Jones to Miss C. V. Adams, all of St. Charles, Missouri. Another schoolteacher gone to the “happy state”.
Married: June 11 at the residence of the bride near Tishomingo, by Rev. N. E. Parsons, Mr. James Crockett to Mrs. Lou Thompson, widow of the late T. J. Thompson.
Mrs. Prof. Jones will give a musical entertainment at the church this Friday evening of the purpose of raising money to pay for her organ. Admission is 25c for all over 12 years and for those under 12 it is half price. Doors open at 7pm, performance to commence at 7:30.