Oakie's NW Corner...
It's late! I'm late! For a very important date! Duchess and I have
been catching up on personal business, horses and looking through
old books, papers and things this wet, foggy, soggy, Fall week in
NW Oklahoma. college Fall breaks starts next week.
We have also added a few more items to the 1917
NSN Ranger Album, such as.... Baseball
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at the Waynoka Museum & Historical
Society is looking for history and location of where the Sun
Dial used to stand on the Alva Downtown Square. Most have said that
it was located on the West side of the square, West of the Fountain.
I have looked in my Alva history book and found where the Old Courthouse
was condemned around 1954 by the Fire Marshall and October 1, 1954
they were granted funds and approval to start building the New Courthouse
that was completed in 1956 and still stands today. If anyone out
there has any photos, history of the Sun Dial and/or Fountain, we
would love to hear from you. (Click photo for larger view)
Another reader in the Mailbag Corner mentioned this week that she
grew up with a Marjean Baker and was wondering if Kenneth Baker
and Marjean were related. I went to my friend who knows just about
everything there is to know about Old Alva... He says, "Kenneth
and Marjean were brother and sister. Marjean Baker married a Dick
McCrady. Marjean died.... don't know when and Dick married a Sneary."
Does anyone have any information on the family of Richard Hart
whose father was head of Alva Roller Mills in the late 1920s-early
30s? Contact Barbara at E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is that time of year when Oklahoma and Texas have their 98th
Annual Red River Shootout, at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, Cotton
Bowl. So... If you are traveling I35 this weekend, drive safely
and watch out for the Celebrating OU/Texas fans heading to and from
Dallas, Texas. See Y'all next weekend!
~~ Linda "oaKie" &
Linda K McGill Wagner
c/o The PubCo - PO Box 619, Bayfield, CO 81122
Copyrighted © 2013 by WWWPubCo & OkieLegacy. All Rights Reserved.
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Yep! We have added another filly to our small herd
of horses. Her name is Doquoti (pronounced Doe-Kow-te). She is
about 4 months... AND... It was love at first sight!
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Mailbag & Links Corner....
|Richard Hart (Alva Roller Mills) and
Kenneth & Marjean Baker... " I hope you don't mind if
I repeat another request from time to time - I'm still trying to locate
the family of Richard Hart whose father was head of Alva Roller Mills
in the late 1920s-early 30s. If anyone knows, I'd really appreciate
any info. My E-mail -- email@example.com. Just want to say I very
much look forward to your weekly newsletter and do enjoy it! I'm interested
in the piece about the fence around the now long-gone fountain and
the little boy, Kenneth Baker. I had a little friend named Marjean
Baker who lived up the street from me in Alva in about 1935. Don't
know if there's any connection, but it would be interesting to hear
if any of your readers know if they might have been related. Also,
is there some way to find out the location in Albuquerque or the name
of the person who has the fountain? You're doing great and all of
us who enjoy the newsletter appreciate the work you put into it! It's
a real service to those of us who no longer live in Alva but want
to keep in touch with our heritage." -- Barbara - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eighth Grade Picture... " I am not sure, but it might
be Gary Vincent. AHS '59." -- Steve
'55-'56 Eighth Grader... "It's NOT Gary Vincent. I dated
Gary Vincent. He bought me a white orchid to wear on my black formal
which I wore to the Rainbow Spring Formal where I was master of ceremonies,
director, writer, producer, etc of the program ... and twenty other
memories from that evening which leaped up ... Gary Vincent had a
squarer face, reddish-blond hair, freckles.
Newsletter in book form... " Linda, I have enjoyed your
newsletter for several years. The local color/history captures my
attention. Are you going to compile all of this into a book someday?
It would be helpful in our local libraries. Now, sometime come by
the AHS Library and let me show you the old yearbooks and classbooks
we have collected. I also have words to school songs, but no music.
Need help with that." -- Kathy
Inquiry - McConnell of Woods County, Okla... "Ancestry
Message Board Post: Woods County, Oklahoma -- Searching for information
on Arthur McConnell of Woods County. Filed homestead claim early 1900
in Woods County. May have lived in Coffeyville, Kansas and Springfield,
Illinois previously. Others in family at Coffeyville are John and
Mary McConnell, Edward E. and Emma (Barrett) McConnell, George H.
McConnell, and James McConnell. Family owned, " The Star Mills".
3rd-Great-Grandson of Belle Starr Writes Book... "Ancestry
Message Board Post: My husband, Jackson, is a direct decendent
of Belle Starr. He is her ggg-grandson. Belle was married four times:
Jim Reed, Bruce Younger, Sam Starr and Jim July. She had 2 children:
Rose Pearl Reed and Edwin Reed. Rose had 4 children: Flossie Pearl
Epple, Ruth Kaigler, E. Erbach and Jennette Steele Andrews. Eddie
was killed before he had children. Flossie Pearl Epple married Robert
E Hutton who were parents of Flossie Mae Hutton Wiley-Cooke who is
my husband's grandmother. Aurthor Phillip Steele has written a book
called Starr Tracks, Belle and Peal Starr which he has documented
the blood line."
County Fountain & Sundial... "I'm working on getting
us a picture of the fountain. Do you know anything about the Court
House Sun Dial, where it was located, etc.? It was loaned to our
museum for years. The owner decided to sell it and gave us first
chance. I am sending a digital photo of the old sun dial from the
Woods County Courthouse. I hope some of your readers will remember
its original location. " -- Sandie Olson, Waynoka Historical
Society - 580-824-5871
Auction - Autographed by Vince Gill Guitar... "Please
Forward To Anyone That May Be Interested -- Contact: Max Boydtun (918)
781-6114 - Autographed Vince Gill Guitar to benefit Muskogee Family
-- Muskogee, OK (date) Oklahoma Music Hall of Famer and winner
of more CMA honors than anyone to date, Vince Gill is lending a hand
to fellow musician Mike Davis of Muskogee. Gill signed two Martin
guitars for silent auction so that the proceeds can benefit Davis
five month-old granddaughter, Macy.
You never plan for something like this
so I hope it will help Mike and his family, Gill expressed by
phone from his home in Nashville. Mike and Debbie Davis and their
daughter, Sheena, have been struggling with Macys illness since
her birth in May. She was born with a rare heart condition and received
surgery to correct the ailment, but the surgery didnt turn out
the way doctors had hoped. In such a weakened condition, doctors felt
a transplant was the only alternative. In August, she did receive
a heart and she is now at home with her family.
As with any procedure of this magnitude,
the medical bills are staggering. Its
about musicians helping musicians, said Max Boydstun, an artist
relations liaison for the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and long-time
friend of Vince Gill. Mike Davis has been an Oklahoma Music Hall of
Fame supporter and played banjo in the organizations house band,
so when Gill heard about the Davis family crisis from Boydstun, he
immediately wanted to help out in a special way.
The autographed Martin DM-18 and The
Little Martin are on display at Citizens Bank & Trust at
325 W. Broadway. Each instrument has Vince Gills signature and
a brass plate inscribed with the words Wooden Angel, a
reference to Gills song This Old Guitar & Me
off his latest album Next Big Thing. Bidding on these wooden
angels starts Monday, October 6, at Citizens Bank &
Trust at 325 W. Broadway in Muskogee. Telephone bids can be called
in to Max Boydstun at (918) 781-6114.
The Silent Auction will continue until
6:45 p.m. on November 20, the night of the 7th Annual Oklahoma
Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert. The successful
bidders will be announced at 7:00 p.m., just before the induction
ceremony begins. Gill will be on hand to present the guitars as well
as to induct his guitar mentor, Benny Garcia, into the Oklahoma Music
Hall of Fame.
In addition to the silent auction proceeds,
a benefit account has been established for Macy and Sheena Davis at
Citizens Bank. IF.... you are interested in making a contribution
to the fund, CONTACT Hollie Blankenship at (918) 683-2600, or visit
any of the four Muskogee Citizens Bank locations.
The prayers and support from our community
has been so uplifting, said Mike Davis, owner of Square Deal
Music and grandfather to little Macy. I feel it a privilege
to live in an area that cares so much. For more information
about the Silent Auction, please CONTACT Max Boydstun at (918) 781-6114.
The 2003 class of Oklahoma Music Hall of
Fame inductees includes Ronnie Dunn, Benny Garcia, D.C. Minner, Flash
Terry, John Wooley and Lee Wiley. Garcia, Minner, and Terry will open
the November 20th concert; a short intermission will follow and then
Brooks & Dunn will take the stage. Sponsors for the 7th Annual
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert include
Love Bottling, The News on Six, The All New Country 102.1, Cherokee
Casino, OGE, Arista Records, Bank of Oklahoma, The Tulsa World and
Muskogee Convention & Tourism. For more information, log
on to ... www.oklahomamusichalloffame.com.
Sun Dial on Alva Square... "It seems to me that the sundial
was between the west side of the old court house and the goldfish
pond. Thats about a 50 year old guess, so don't hold me to it."
Flyers Memorial... "Linda --You are doing a great job
on the site. This is said to be a picture of the Electra L-188 that
crashed April 22, 1966. A picture of it was on the original AFlyers
website but it was pretty rough. I reworked it a couple of years ago
so it is in better shape than before. The original picture was furnished
to Butch by Douglas Gray, son of Charles Gray, flight engineer, who
was killed in the crash. I believe Doug told Butch it was the one
that crashed (N183H) but the numbers on the fuselage as I read them
when enlarged seem to be 224 so I don't know for sure. The Gray's
were our next door neighbor and Tony Pica, also killed, had lived
across the street from us earlier but had moved elsewhere when the
crash occurred." -- Gary
Red River Shootout... OU vs. Texas Football Rivalry (98th meeting)
River Shootout May Leave Dallas - Annual grudge match between
Texas and Oklahoma could become home-and-home series. According to
an article dated, Oct. 4, 2003, DALLAS (AP) -- "The city of Dallas
reportedly has until November to raise hundred of thousands of dollars
or risk losing the annual grudge match between the University of Texas
and University of Oklahoma held at the Cotton Bowl each year during
the State Fair. The schools are threatening to pull out of their contract
with the State Fair of Texas and go home-and-home if the city, the
State Fair and other private groups fail to come up with the money
to keep the Longhorns-Sooners classic in Dallas." | Sooner
Information Network | Red
River Shootout enjoying another heyday by Jaime Aron
The Associated Press -- ".....When the No. 2 Sooners and
No. 3 Longhorns play Saturday, it will be the third straight time
both have come in ranked among the top 11 teams in the country. It's
the second time in a row both are ranked in the top five, a feat that's
unprecedented in the rivalry's long history. ..... Texas and Oklahoma
have met in Dallas every October since 1929, rather than Austin or
Norman. Each time, they've played inside the Cotton Bowl with the
State Fair of Texas going on outside the stadium....."
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