Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time   SALLY ROGERS McSPADDEN             In honor of Will Rogers’ family,  this contains portions of the  article written by Myron A. Hurd and appeared in the 1953 Ranchman magazine, which featured one of Will’s sisters, Sally.              I have always stated, without fear of contradiction,… Read More

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. This article was printed in The Rogers County Observer-Thursday, September 10, 1970. Written by Ann Tacker. Submitted to moreClaremore by the Claremore Museum of History. Sister Maud   Maud LaneMaud Rogers was born at Ft. Gibson on November 28, 1869, ten years before her young brother,… Read More

D.M. Faulkner

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time   This was published in the Claremore Progress, Centennial Edition, June 27, 1993 – By Ken Willhoite FAULKNER HOME PASSES THROUGH GENERATIONS   It sits hidden from view at the edge of the Dog Creek Valley. With its massive size, broad wraparound porch and architectural details that… Read More

Lee F Gilstrap Bugle Boy of Company B

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time   This article was written by Larry Larkin and published in the Claremore Daily Progress, Edition April 16, 2017 LEE GILSTRAP-THE MEDAL WINNING BUGLER OF COMPANY B              He was a famous trumpet man from out Chicago way.  He had a boogie style that no one… Read More

Cooweesoowee District

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time     HISTORY OF COOWEESCOOWEE DISTRICT Part I BY MYRON A. HURD Submitted by the Claremore Museum of History                 Probably no area in Oklahoma enjoys a more fascinating history than Cooweescoowee District, Cherokee Nation, which encompasses the area referred to as “The… Read More

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time.  WYCKOFF CORNER LONG WAY FROM HOLLAND             If you ask an old-timer how to get somewhere in Rogers County, don’t expect to hear the names of streets.  Probably what you’ll hear will be related in terms of “corners.”  A mile west of Wolf corner, half… Read More

The Claremore Museum of History is ready for spring with some bright and colorful flowers! Remember that the museum is operated entirely by volunteers and is open each Saturday from 11a – 3p. Stop by and take a look!… Read More

The Claremore Hall of Fame committee will be accepting candidate nominations for the consideration of induction into the Claremore Hall of Fame. “We will be taking candidate nominations through February 17”, stated committee chairman Wayne McCombs of the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum. “Anyone may nominate a citizen by letter or e-mail.” Nominations must… Read More

CLAREMORE, OKLA. — A capacity crowd honored Claremore native Helen Robson Walton last night as The Claremore Museum of History handed out their first-ever History Maker Award. The event, held at the Claremore Conference Center, honored the late wife of Walmart founder Sam Walton for her extraordinary life and contributions to the world. Dr. Bob… Read More

Claremore Musuem

CLAREMORE MUSEUM OF HISTORY HONORS THE EARLY PEOPLE     History is the chronological accomplishments of a certain group of people.  If you lose this history, it is as though these people never existed.  Claremore Museum of History honors the people that established this great city.   The exhibits start in 1802 with the coming of the Osage Indians. … Read More

Lynn Riggs Dedication Claremore History Museum

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time   CLAREMORE MUSEUM OF HISTORY PRESENTS THE LYNN RIGGS MEMORIAL     The Lynn Riggs Memorial exhibit, inside the museum, has been professionally designed and constructed.             So, who is Lynn Riggs and why is he so important?  Lynn Riggs memorialized his hometown, Claremore, Oklahoma, making… Read More

Claremore Boathouse Jail

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. Claremore Daily Progress August 3, 2011 Larry Larkin Progress Correspondent Boathouse Jail CLAREMORE — It seemed to be a simple request and an interesting one to boot. Family friend Bob Clements approached me after Sunday church services a few weeks back and we were visiting in the parking lot.… Read More