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Cadet Grill

      Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time CADET GRILL 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…

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BOB CHAMBERS AND CHEROKEE HISTORY

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…

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CLAREMORE HISTORY

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time This story was first printed June 8, 1938 in the Claremore Progress and again on June 28, 1953 by W.T. Taylor.  W. T. “Bill” Taylor was a pioneer of Cooweescoosee district and a resident in…

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FIRST TOLL ROAD IN OKLAHOMA

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time This information was in the June 28, 1953 Claremore Progress. It was about 1916 that the commissioners of Rogers County issued permission to a Broken Arrow man to operate and maintain a toll road between…

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CLAREMORE’S BALLPARK

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. Published in Claremore Daily Progress on January 27, 2007 by 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…

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FUN GROWING UP HERE

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time Published in the Claremore Progress, Sunday 27, 1998 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…

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FOOTPRINTS OF THE OSAGE

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time  They were good looking, graceful and quick. Standing tall at heights of six to seven feet, their limbs were well proportioned to their bodies. The Osages were a united people although they formed into bands.…

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WYCKOFF CORNER

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time This article was written by Ken Willhoite and published in the Centennial Edition of the Claremore Progress, June 27, 1993. If you ask an old-timer how to get somewhere in Rogers County, don’t expect to…

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How Claremore came to be…

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. Claremore got its beginnings when Chief Glahmo led his tribe of Osage Indians from Missouri in 1802. He soon established a fur trading post along the Verdigris River. The trading post sat atop a 25 acre mound which came to…

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LANDMARK’S HISTORY RETRACED

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 by Joe Carter. Despite the raging 1930’s depression, Oklahoma Governor E. W. Marland gained $185,000 in state funding to build a Memorial…

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Boathouse Jail

Telling the history of Claremore one story at a time BOATHOUSE JAIL Claremore Daily Progress August 3, 2011 Larry Larkin Progress Correspondent 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…

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WRITER FOUND OWN PAST

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. This article was printed in the Claremore Progress June 27, 1993 by Ken Willhoite. It’s odd how we live our lives, rarely thinking about the past.  We walk on the same land on which our…

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