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


Cheif Journeycake

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time.  This story was published in The Ranchman magazine July 1952. Written by Myron A. Hurd.  Remembering: Delaware Chief, Charles Journeycake         This is a story about a good Indian Chief and a good Christian, peace-loving man.  He was Charles Journeycake, last chief of the… Read More


Sequoyah Cherokee Alphabet

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time   EDUCATION AMONG THE CHEROKEES IN ROGERS COUNTY                                              The formal education of the Cherokee people began with the invention of their alphabet by Sequoyah in 1821.  The Bible and newspapers were published in their own language, and illiteracy was practically unknown among the… Read More


Dr Jesse C. Bushyhead Claremore

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time   Dr. Jesse C. Bushyhead – The Beloved Physician  By Myron A. Hurd   Published in the September 1949 Ranchman magazine             “I don’t like Doctor Bushyhead.”  Young Viv Ross blurted out one day to his mother, Mrs. Nellie Ross of Claremore.  Mrs. Ross was astonished. … Read More