NW Okie's Corner
We found this little booklet about Alva, O.T., which is transcribed in this week's newsletter, and also some information concerning some business and attorneys at the time. I believe the booklet may date back to the latter part of the 19th century shortly after Alva was born, 16 September 1893.
The image on the left is an announcement of some sort for the largest "Elephant barn" in Alva, O.T. The proprietor was M. A. Newland, and Campbell and Truelock were the managers. It was the largest barn in Alva and advertised with the finest rigs in "M" county, in Oklahoma Territory. Farmers would stop there and feed.
Why did they call it an elephant barn, though, when it was used for the livestock of the farmers? Has anyone heard of this early "Elephant Barn" in Northwest Oklahoma Territory?
The image on the right concerns an attorney, L. A. Salter. Salter's office had a branch office at Cleo, O.T. His Alva law office was located on the Southeast corner of the downtown square.
Meanwhile, on the Main Streets of Durango, Colorado, we were enjoying the "Taste of Durango" Sunday, 20 May 2012, from 11:00a.m. through 3:00p.m. David and I only lasted until 2p.m., roaming the main streets that were blocked off to foot traffic only. Durango has some great restaurants that took part in Manna Soup Kitchen, Taste of Durango.
Tell the GOP, "Stop the War On Women"
Good Night & Good Luck searching your family ancestry!
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