Charlie Alton Claremore Oklahoma History

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. AS I REMEMBER By Charlie Allton The 1975 Introduction to the Gridiron Show   Seems like it’s been a long, long time Since I sat out here to rant and rhyme, But I tell you folks, it’s a mighty sweet sight To see you all out… Read More


Charlie Alton Claremore Oklahoma History

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. AS I REMEMBER By Charlie Allton The 1974 Introduction To The Gridiron Show   Seems like its been a long, long time Since I stepped out here to rattle and rhyme But I tell you folks it’s a welcome sight To see you all out there… Read More


Charlie Alton Claremore Oklahoma History

 Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. AS CHARLIE ALLTON SEES IT….  1971   Well folks, I guess we’ve gathered here, To lay our plans for another year; And see just what we’ll have to give To make Claremore a better place to live.   It’s moved way ahead since I was a… Read More


Charlie Alton Claremore Oklahoma History

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time       REMEMBERING CHARLIE ALLTON             In 1896, Charlie Allton was born to Joseph and Susan Ramsey Allton in Cooweescoowee District, Indian Territory.   Sue Ramsey was born near Panther Creek in 1866, the first Cherokee baby born in the Cooweescoowee District after the… Read More


Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. “JUST CHARLIE” By Charlie Allton   The 1970 Introduction To The Gridiron Show   Seems like a bunch of us gather here About this time most every year. Father, Mother, Sister, Brother, Each one bragging on the other, And trying to picture the transformation, That’s coming… Read More


Blue Starr

Bluford Starr- Pioneer of Claremore, Part Two Published in the June 1959 Ranchman Magazine, by Myron A. Hurd      When Blue West Starr was foreman of C. W. Turner’s Three Bar Ranch on the south slope of Timbered Ridge north of Inola, he drew a salary of $100.00 per month during the 8 years, and… Read More


Blue Starr

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. Published in the May 1957 Ranchman Magazine, by Myron A. Hurd. Bluford Starr – Pioneer of Claremore, Part One Bluford Starr was one of the outstanding pioneer cowmen in the vicinity of Claremore and Inola for 40 years or more, and some of his oldtime cowboy… Read More


JB Milam

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time.  Remembering: J. Bartley and Elizabeth Milam   This story was printed in The Ranchman Magazine, December 1953. Written by Myron A. Hurd.           Back in March 1948, I wrote in “The Country Correspondent” column for the Claremore Progress about a trip I took with the late Chief… Read More


Early Claremore Aerial

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time   HISTORY OF CLAREMORE By W. T. Taylor             W. T. “Bill” Taylor was a pioneer of Cooweescoosee district and a resident in 1880.  This story was first printed June 8, 1938 in the Claremore Progress and again on June 28, 1953.           The Katy… Read More


Oklahomas first Toll Road

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time This information was in the June 28, 1953 Claremore Progress.Submitted by:  Claremore Museum of History FIRST TOLL ROAD IN OKLAHOMA             It was about 1916 that the commissioners of Rogers County issued permission to a Broken Arrow man to operate and maintain a toll road… Read More


Andy Payne Track

This article appeared in the June 28, 1953 Claremore Progress by Bill Waller, Progress News Editor. Claremore History: The Great Bunion Derby         In March, 1928, the great Bunion Derby, a footrace across the United States, began in California, and Andrew Payne, the local entry, took off walking east with the rest of them.  A… Read More


J. M. Davis Museum Claremore Opening

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time    J.M. DAVIS GUN COLLECTION GREW FROM $1.50 GIFT PISTOL TO LARGEST INDIVIDUAL ASSORTMENT IN WORLD             Editor’s note:  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… Read More