Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. This story was published in the Claremore Progress, March 22, 2009. By Larry Larkin As far as I know, Gerome Riley never has authored a book.  He certainly knows how to tell a story, however.  This was proved once again last week when the lifelong Rogers County resident… Read More


Radium Baths Claremore

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. Radium Town, the Smell of Success Originally published in the Claremore Daily Progress on March 22, 2008.  The smell of rotten eggs is not a pleasant experience. Remember the last time you hid two dozen eggs for the little ones and they could only find 23… Read More


Yale Theater Claremore

Claremore Past: December 7, 1941, Life was Forever Changed   Originally published in the Claremore Daily Progress on December 8, 2007. Written by Larry Larkin.   It started out as a typical early December Sunday in Claremore. The weather was cool, but sunny. For most, thoughts were turning toward the approaching Christmas holidays. Many families had attended worship services… Read More


Cadet Grill Sign

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. Tracking a Claremore Memory  This article appeared in the Claremore Progress, August 12, 2007. Written by Larry Larkin.  An advertising sign hanging outside a business is a common sight. All types of businesses usually will have one or more.  Most of these signs announce the business name… Read More


American Legion Baseball Park Claremore Oklahoma

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. Ballpark revisited: From farmland to first-class Claremore Daily Progress January 27, 2007 -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 could save by purchasing his product, I started to… Read More


Charlie Alton Claremore Oklahoma History

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. “JUST ME” By Charlie Allton   It just don’t seem like it’s been a year Since most of us were gathered here. But time sure seems to slip away And here we are together today.   It proves to me beyond a doubt That it don’t… Read More


Claremore Main street Christmas

Telling the history of Claremore, one story at a time… This story was published in the Claremore Progress, Sunday 27, 1998 SHELTON SAYS “IT WAS FUN GROWING UP HERE” 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… Read More


Bob Chambers

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time BOB CHAMBERS HAS DEVOTED LIFE TO CHEROKEE HISTORY BY:  Ken Willhoite This article was published in the Claremore Progress June 27, 1993   The influence of the American Indian is an undeniable part of the life and landscape of Rogers County.  It is reflected in the… Read More


Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time.     WRITER FOUND OWN PAST DOING HISTORY STORIES BY:  Ken Willhoite   This article was printed in the Claremore Progress June 27, 1993             It’s odd how we live our lives, rarely thinking about the past.  We walk on the same land on which… Read More


G W Eaton

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. War Changed Future of G.W. Eaton BY:  Ken Willhoite This was published in the Claremore Progress Sunday, June 27, 1993 A change had swept over the United States.  The harsh brutality of the Civil War had given way to growth and rebuilding.  George Washington Eaton, a young confederate soldier… Read More


Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time TEACHING JOB BROUGHT ZELDA ASHLEY TO CLAREMORE BY:  Dorothy Willman   This article was published in the Claremore Progress June 27, 1993             Zelda Bear first came to Claremore as a young girl.  She, her mother, and her baby brother were visiting her uncles, Bob… Read More


Mr Streeter

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time This article was published in the Claremore Progress, Centennial Edition, June 17, 1993.- By Pat Reeder ELTINGE STREETER WENT TO CALIFORNIA TO CLAIM BRIDE By Pat Reeder             Before the turn of the century, Philip and Elizabeth Jones Land came to Indian Territory to build a… Read More