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Purcell - Chickasaw Nation - Indian Territory - 1887


These notes were submitted by Joyce A. Rex of Purcell Oklahoma

Appearing in the Topeka, Kansas newpaper, Daily Commercial, edition of of April 26, 1887:
"Today at 11:10 o'clock there were ceremonies to drive the silver spike for the AT and Santa Fe Railroad that connects Kansas and Texas across Indian Terrirory."

Six months later, the Purcell Register, in its first edition November 23, 1887, reported the growth of the town of 1,000 from bare prairies. The newspaper was edited by Ed P. Ingle and listed the following advertisers:

W.S. Autry - General Store
C.C. Rooks and Co. - Dry Goods
J.S. Brisco - Livery
T.C. Cox - City bakery
Brown & Cruce - Blacksmith and woodwork
Turk Bros. - Dutch (general) store
Frederick and Co. - City meat market
J.W. Hocker and Co. - Hardware
A.C. McCord - Santa Fe House prop.
W.T. Fagins - Drayman
Farmer & Campbell - Druggist
N. Whittle - Contractor and builder
T.S. Ward - Commercial Hotel
D.F(rank) Harness - Dry goods and general store
G.W. Brown - Lunber and coal
W.H. Blackwell - "Buy and Sell"
Peter Lewis - Tonsorial Artist
H. B(en) McCulloch - Contractor and builder
Hermann Wirth - Barber
J.S. Williams - Carpenter and builder
W.B. Winns - Physician (veneral diseases a specialty)
J.J. Lowe - Boot and shoe maker
William Andrews - Contractor and builder
T.M. Baily - Contractor and builder



Transcribed to Electronic form by Ronda Redden
Published in The Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly
Volume 30, Number 2, 1985




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