Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time   This article was published in the Centennial Edition of the Claremore Progress June 27, 1993   CLAREMORE LANDMARK’S HISTORY IS RETRACED By:  Joe Carter     PART ONE             Despite the raging 1930’s depression, Oklahoma Governor E. W. Marland gained $185,000 in state funding to… Read More


Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time  article was published in the Centennial Edition of the Claremore Progress June 27, 1993. CLAREMORE LANDMARK’S HISTORY IS RETRACED By:  Joe Carter    article was published in the Centennial Edition of the Claremore Progress June 27, 1993.   PART TWO           Will Rogers’ mother, Mary America Schrimsher Rogers,… Read More


Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. This article was edited and submitted by the Claremore Museum of History THE HISTORIC BEGINNING OF THE WILL ROGERS LIBRARY   The old Will Rogers Library, located at 4th & Weenonah Avenue, has been completely remodeled and is now the beautiful Claremore Museum of History. A… Read More


Uncle Clem Claremore

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time Remembering…UNCLE CLEM             This article was written by Noel Kaho and published in the Ranchman magazine in 1941.               Will Rogers’ ancestors didn’t come over on the Mayflower.  Will said so himself.  And it is a pity that he did not go on,… Read More


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