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IT’S NOT WHETHER WE WIIN OR LOSE BUT HOW WE ROLL THAT COUNTS! Published in Explore Claremore History on February 17, 2024 by Christa Rice at https://exploreclaremorehistory.wordpress.com/. Revisiting the site of Claremore's Cadet Bowl, 1957.  Though league bowling is a sport of focus and skill, many recreational…

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FRANK LEWIS – Claremore Discovers Gold 

This article was written by Claremore Museum of History Board of Directors Chairman, Steve Robinson on May 7, 2023. Frank Lewis (December 6, 1912 – August 16, 1998) was an American wrestler and Olympic Champion. He competed at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, where…

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A LUCKY STRIKE! CLAREMORE’S CADET BOWL – 1957 

As Published in the Explore Claremore History by Christa Rice April 16, 1957, the Rogers County News enthusiastically announced, “New Bowling Alley Planned For City”. The former Cadet Theatre building, recently purchased by Harold Wilson, has been leased to Art Stanislaus, Pryor, who will put…

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JERRY LINGENFELTER – 76 Trombones 

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time This article was written by Claremore Museum of History Board of Directors Chairman, Steve Robinson on May 7, 2023. Who needs a Professor Harold Hill when you are blessed with a Professor Jerry Lingenfelter?  …

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MAYOR FLANAGAN – CLAREMORE’S “E.F. HUTTON”

Telling the history of Claremore one story at a time… Excerpts taken from Claremore Daily Progress April 6, 2023, Renee Fite Progress Correspondent’s article, from Rev. Mike Schroeder who spoke at Bill Flanagan’s memorial service along with input from Claremore Museum of History Board of Directors. The…

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CLAREMORE’S YESTERDAYS – PAPER PARADE

Telling the history of Claremore one story at a time This story appeared in the January 23, 2012 Claremore Progress by Larry Larkin For almost a quarter of a century one family provided carriers for the Claremore Progress.  They were the son of Claremore’s…

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Sequoyah Hotel

This was published in The Daily Messenger. (Claremore, Indian Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 226, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 17, 1901, Newspaper, August 17, 1901.  The first day of January, 1902, has been fixed as the time for the grand opening of a big, modern brick…

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The Singing Rage, Miss Patti Page

Born Clara Ann Fowler on November 8, 1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma, Patti Page became a pop music legend, selling in excess of 100 million records over a career that spanned seven decades. From humble beginnings as one of eleven children born to a railroad foreman…

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Palace, Cadet and Yale

ONCE THERE WAS THE PALACE, THE CADET AND THE YALE Published in the Claremore Daily Progress on September 24, 2011 by Larry Larkin  There is no trace of them today, but Claremore movie fans once had to make a decision. Three theaters were located within…

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Memories from Playing in the Negro League

Published in the Claremore Daily Progress in January 23, 2014 by Larry Larkin. Thursday’s rainout at the Rogers State softball field reminded me of another weather postponement that happened 37 years ago. Like in the famed “Casey at the Bat” baseball tale, things looked dim…

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Judy Eagleton – Growing up in Claremore

Published in the Claremore Daily Progress in August 18, 2007 by Larry Larkin. For someone having a question concerning Will Rogers, the best place to seek an answer would be making a visit to Claremore's Will Rogers Memorial. Need to know something about a…

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John Cockrum – Memories from Pearl Harbor

Excerpts from a news spot on KTUL TV produced by Tyler Butler and aired on September 2, 2020 and a FB post made by Steve Robinson on the Claremore MoH FB page. It was a calm, clear Sunday morning in Pearl Harbor, and an ordinary…

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