There are a couple of things about Caddo history that have always impressed me. First of all, it was a very active town. Education, religion, entertainment, sports, and civic service provided residents with a variety of opportunities for cooperation, competition, and challenge from the very beginnings of Caddo’s existence. Second, a group of about fifty families formed the backbone of Caddo society and their surnames can be found over and over again in the written records of the town, over a span of several generations. Yes, I know there were a lot of citizens who quietly went about their business and didn’t want their names in the paper or displayed on a wall somewhere. But one still has to admire those who organized their time and talents to “get things done”. And they also knew how to have a good time!
The Caddo Herald
March 10, 1911
Tennis Club Organized
Last Saturday night the Caddo Lawn Tennis Club of Caddo was organized. The purposes and intent of the
Club is to promote the playing of tennis and to organize an expert team for Caddo and to “eat up” all the lawn tennis teams of the state and of other states, for that matter. The officers of the newly organized Club are:
President, Walter J. Turnbull
Vice-president, Hugh Maytubby
Secty-Treas., Richard Nicold
Manager, E. L. Craghead
The Club has leased grounds and will proceed at once to make a tennis court that will be second to none in this section of the state. The membership is unlimited and at present there are eight members; besides those mentioned are Dr. L. M. Nettelton, Will Harrison, Grady Wilson, Eugene Brigance.
May 24, 1912
The young men have fixed a nice tennis court on the lot of Dr. Nettelton in the north part of town. This is one of the best courts in this part of the state.