Duchess' SW Corner
Oakie tells me that some of you missed last week's newsletter and were wondering if your email program or ISP had screwed up again. We are here to tell you that your ISP/Email program did NOT screw up.
Woodford, OK Flood of 1908
Woodford, Oklahoma - "In the later part of May, 1908, disastrous storms struck Oklahoma, Texas, and other states. Many bridges were washed out. There was much loss of life and property. Because of the high water, there was no travel by train or other means south of Pauls Valley. On May 25, 1908, The Daily Ardmoreite reported that the railroad tracks north of Ardmore in Washita Canyon were under six feet of water. Honey Creek in the Arbuckle Mountains had backed up all the way to the falls. On May 29, the Ardmoreite stated that newspapers in north Texas reported 50 lives lost and 15 million dollars in property damage. That same issue of the Ardmoreite also reported the death of Creek poet and writer, Alex Posey, who had drowned trying to ford the North Canadian River. The flooding was so prolonged and severe, it was four weeks before train service resumed between Ardmore and Davis. All this info is from the Autumn 1960 issue of The Chronicles of Oklahoma." -- Mark Coe
Woodford, OK & Tannahill Family
Woodford, Oklahoma - "I am trying to track down information on Woodford, Oklahoma. My Grandmother, Gladys (Tannahill) Pierce grew up in those beautiful hills. I seem to remember her speaking of a great flood that eventually swept a lot of the area, and families had to relocate? Does anybody have any information? (Her mother and dad were James L. and Hattie (Leflett) Tannahill.) Gladys married George Pierce. Any shared information, memories would be greatly appreciated." -- Roberta Palmer - Email: email@example.com
Sherman, Texas - "My home is Oklahoma (was at Davis, OK) and still is to a certain point. Although, I live in Sherman, TX. Your Okie Legacy doesn't have a thing to do with Southern OK, but I want you to know that I certainly enjoy reading your newsletter." -- Scott B
California - "Thank you so much for including the news of our Grandma in the OkieLegacy. I thought I should call it to your attention that the date of her birthday celebration was June 6th, 2004. She was born June 4, 1904. Thank you again for providing such an informative newsletter each week." -- Terry Kent and family
Alva HS Badger in the Punchbowl
"As normal, you are doing a great job. Also, though I do remember who they were referring to with the 'barney bear' comment, I don't remember the badger in the punchbowl. How could I forget that? Gotta run for now. Keep up the great work."
Texas In 1930s - Magill family
Texas - "I am looking for information on the following people if you know anything about them or where they might have lived please contact me. Thank You (1) James Earl or Carl Magill Sr. 1888-1978 (B Texas D Texas) ....Calla or Cally Lilly 1897-??? (B Colorado D probley Texas) (2) Jeanne Magill 1921- (2) James Earl or Carl Magill Jr. 1922-??? In 1930 this family lived in Brownsville Texas." -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Missouri POW Camps
Missouri - "I e-mailed you that I had ordered two books from Amazon.com re: POW camps, with one in particular entitled, The Enemy Among Us -- POWs in Missouri during World WarII? The other is Nazi Prisoners of War in America , by Arnold Krammer. I read the brief part in the first book re: my hometown (Louisiana, MO). Apparently prisoners came there to work at the Stark Bros. Nurseries (which I had forgotten), and the camp wasn't operative very long. I haven't had a chance to read anything further. Shall look forward to learning more as time permits." -- Carolyn Allen - Email: email@example.com
Boedeker Family Inquiry
"If you could help me find out my family history, or know someone that could that would be great. My maiden name is Boedeker, the earliest Boedeker I know of, is James Boedeker Sr. None of my family know anything and I am very interested in everything my family has done. Family Surnames: Boedeker and King." -- Aimee - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Hat Teddy Bears
"Found this neat teddy bear site with red hats and thought your red hat readers might enjoy this - My Stuffed Teddy Bears, Celebrations by Kim - http://www.mystuffedbear.com " -- Nancy in Topeka, Kansas
Alva Goldbug Class of '87
"Just can't believe it has been as many years as it has (class of '87). Time sure flies doesn't it? Just dropping a short line and a change of e-mail address. I would like to tell everyone 'HI!!' I am looking forward to the next big blow out since I missed this one." -- Michelle (Woolley) Littrell - Email: email@example.com
Grandson of Joseph Stanley Bukowski
Canada - "Very very interesting. I am the grandson of Joseph Stanley Bukowski (SEE: Bukowski History). His daughter (Pauline Annette) was my mother. I am leaving Canada on 8 November for a holiday down to see my cousin Greg Finney (Violet's son) who lives in Corinth, Texas. Also on a fact-finding mission to such places as Momence, Illinois to see what other information I can find out about my grandfather.
P.W. Camp 126
Africa - "I am a militaria collector. I found at a flea market a deco-ish aluminum ashtray with a camel and a palm(?) tree, and it says NORTH AFRICA. On the underside it says P.W. Camp 126 and on the one side is engraved M/Sgt H.R.Smith, U.S.Army. Is there a listing of camps by number I just can't get at? I tend to think it was here in the states as I don't know if the German P.Ws could do sand castings in a temporary camp. I've been assuming the Sarge was watching the captured Axis guys, but if it was he who was being caged after Kasserine or later, that would be fascinating as well. I am unable to search this and would appreciate any feedback on Camp 126 (was it a tent camp in the desert) from anyone. I never saw any PW item like it before. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE. Chattanooga, TN." -- John - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prisoner of War Camps
Nebraska - a href="http://www.nebraskahistory.org/sites/fortrob/pwcamp.htm">Prisoner of War Camps... "During World War II some 425,000 Axis prisoners of war (PWs) were held in internment camps in the United States. Prisoners were brought here to be safely confined and to supplement a depleted civilian work force. The PWs lived at 126 large camps, each housing several thousand men, some built in conjunction with military installations....."
Court TV Photo usage request
Pittsburg County, Oklahoma - "I work for Courtroom Television LLC on the web. We will be adding an update shortly to our story on Terry Nichols, and I would like to use a smaller version of a photograph of the Pittsburg County Courthouse I found on your web site. I would be happy to add a hyperlink to a page of your web site (that you give to me), as well as the credit information for the photo (the web site, or the photographer's name). Thank you in advance for your assistance." -- Mike Wild
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