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121 N Weenonah Ave, Claremore, OK 74017

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FIRST TOLL ROAD IN OKLAHOMA

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time This information was in the June 28, 1953 Claremore Progress. It was about 1916 that the commissioners of Rogers County issued permission to a Broken Arrow man to operate and maintain a toll road between…

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CLAREMORE’S BALLPARK

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. Published in Claremore Daily Progress on January 27, 2007 by Larry Larkin, Column Progress Correspondent The ring of the telephone interrupted the quietness of the house last week. Expecting a salesman telling me how much money I…

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Early Life of Will Rogers

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time This article was published in the Ranchman magazine November 1947 by Sallie Rogers McSpadden. It was a dreamy forenoon in November; to be exact November 4, 1879 when a sturdy baby boy came to join…

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 JOHN BULLETTE

Telling Claremore’s History…one day at a time Written by Christa Rice in Explore Claremore’s History. Everyone loves a well-written murder mystery until the murder happens in one’s own home town. The unsolved mystery of the murder of John Bullette was a grievous injustice in…

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ELTINGE STREETER

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time This article was published in the Claremore Progress, Centennial Edition,  June 17, 1993 byy Pat Reeder.    Before the turn of the century, Philip and Elizabeth Jones Land came to Indian Territory to build…

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FUN GROWING UP HERE

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time Published in the Claremore Progress, Sunday 27, 1998 by Dorothy Willman Claremore native Bob Shelton says “This was a good town to grow up in.” Born in a house on South Muskogee, “it was in…

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FOOTPRINTS OF THE OSAGE

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time  They were good looking, graceful and quick. Standing tall at heights of six to seven feet, their limbs were well proportioned to their bodies. The Osages were a united people although they formed into bands.…

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Jean Pierre Chouteau

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time Early explorers crisscrossed Northeast Oklahoma, but did not give a thought that this land might be a great place to live.  Jean Pierre Chouteau carved his name in Oklahoma history by establishing a trading post along…

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J.M. DAVIS GUN COLLECTION

The following feature story was written by Martha Kay Malone, senior journalism student at Claremore High School.  Mrs. Sallie McGinnis, journalism instructor, brought to the Progress office the best stories written by the high school journalists after all had visited the gun collection and interviewed…

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WYCKOFF CORNER

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time This article was written by Ken Willhoite and published in the Centennial Edition of the Claremore Progress, June 27, 1993. If you ask an old-timer how to get somewhere in Rogers County, don’t expect to…

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How Claremore came to be…

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. Claremore got its beginnings when Chief Glahmo led his tribe of Osage Indians from Missouri in 1802. He soon established a fur trading post along the Verdigris River. The trading post sat atop a 25 acre mound which came to…

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