" HARMON COUNTY HISTORY BOOK 3"
Deadline October 1, 2008!! EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 1, 2008 !!
In conjunction with the celebration of Harmon County's Centennial, the Harmon County Historical Society announces plans for the publishing of "Planning Route III". The Purpose of this book is not to REPEAT, but to COMPLETE the work already included in volumes I and II. Planning the Route III will focus on material NOT contained in the earlier volumes. If you didn't get your story in before or are new to Harmon County, now is your chance to be included. If you were included in volume I or II, please update your family's history.
Included in Vol. III will be a brief history and picture of all of the following who wish to participate and will be published in the book FREE OF CHARGE. *All households, both old and new families, both previous and present residents.
*All social, civic and fraternal organizations, school groups, celebrations Please lend us your general interest photos: street scenes, rural scenes, early ball teams, church groups
**Your pictures will be returned to you
** We invite all families to take a few minutes now to discuss putting their material on paper and selecting a photograph, either a current one or old one (black-and-white or color), and submit these as follows:
1. In approximately 300 words per household, explain the beginnings and bring the story up to today.
2. Each story should be signed ....Submitted by____________.
3. Type the story or have it typed on plain typing paper, double - spaced, and keep a copy for your own record..
4. Submit a picture with the story. Write a caption for the picture as well as the name and address of the owner so the picture can be returned to you after the book is published. Tape these pieces of information to the back of the picture. Do NOT submit the picture in a frame.
5. If your picture is old and fragile, it is advisable to have a photo-print made by a photographer or you may submit a quality, high-resolution (300 dpi) laser scan that has been trimmed, either a hard copy or a clearly labeled digital file on a CD-rom in tiff format.
6. The picture and story should be turned in or mailed to the address above no later that OCTOBER 1, 2008 Your story may need to be shortened if repetitious of other stories or if space does not permit, but this is only if absolutely necessary. If you wish to buy more that the free space allowed to have a longer story or to memoralize your parents or others, additional space is available. See the Order Form. We expect the book to contain from 300 - 400 pages or more and include 800 - 1,000 pictures, depending on the number of families, churches, and organizations, etc., that submit their stories and pictures. The more submitted the better the book will be for the same price.
For those reserving the book before publication, The Early Bird Price is $65.00
After that, the price will be higher. This will be a Limited Edition printing and the book is a handsome and memorable gift.
Gift Certificates are available. This book will be of excellent quality, beautiful, permanent, hardbound.
Sample history books from the company are available to examine. Your may leave your pictures, story and Order Form at the Harmon County Historical Museum, 102 West Broadway in Hollis, Tuesday thru Friday, 11 am to 4 pm or mail them.
Again your picture and story will be included in the book ABLOLUTELY FREE and will be an important part of this special publication for anyone who evr called Harmon County home. Planning the Route III, Harmon County History Book 2009
Things to REMEMBER, 300 words and one photo FREE per generation! Additional words 10 cents each.....additional photos....$10
Deadline October l, 2008,
From May 3, 2008 .
Harmon County has recently been added to a new Oklahoma state link at this address www.okcemeteries.net/ which is presently being set up with the Harmon County cemeteries by Tammie Chada. Go to the link, and in the blue square on the left click on "Click Here for Counties." This will take you to Harmon County and you will be able to view the cemeteries online. If you can help take photos of the cemeteries that have not been photographed, send your photos to Tammie Chada at firstname.lastname@example.org by email so she can display them on this cemetery site. Or you can take your photos to the museum where they can be sent to Tammie Chada.
We need your help to make this a success for our county history to be recorded again. Many did not place their family in Book 1 published in 1980 or Book 2 published 1987 and need to place their families in Book 3. That also means the ones who did place their families in these books now have 20 to nearly 30 years passed and need to update your family information.
Don’t forget to gather your information and send it or take it to the Harmon County Museum in Hollis ASAP. This book IS NOT a dedication book to any specific cause or reason other than the "history of Harmon County and its residents." There will be sections of history, which include family history, community history, military veteran history, sports history, etc. The only requirement will be that your family, your veteran or sport person must have been at some time a Harmon County resident.
For family history, include your family from the time they came to Harmon County to present day, with the names of children, where they lived in the county or other important information about them. For your veteran information, include their rank at discharge, where they served and war duty information. For the sports history, include the teams they served and stats. DO NOT include family information with veteran and sports information. It should be in the family information articles. Use your history Book 1 or 2 as a guide of what to include in your information. If you don’t have a copy of these books, you may look at the copies at the museum, which cannot be loaned out, or contact the museum for help.
Please include a black and white glossy 4X6 photo for your article. The photo for the veteran or sports section should be in their uniforms. Remember when sending photos to choose clear, close-up picture that will look best for viewing in the book.
Type your information when sending by post to save the information having to be re-typed by volunteers. This will save much time. If you have no one who can type the information for you, contact the museum to make arrangements to have your handwritten information typed for you.
Visit the museum website at http://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~okhcgs/ and click on the topics in green letters, "Newsletter and Planning Route 3" to keep up with updates. Send this link to your family and friends.
Please help us by contacting your family and friends who may not receive this information. Tell them to contact anyone they know who has been Harmon County residents that would like to add their families to Book 3. Many people were disappointed they were not put into the first two history books simply because they did not know about it. We need to get the word out and need your help in doing that. This book will take time to publish after we get all the information. There will be a deadline given soon to receive your information. So work on it now and remind your family members to get theirs sent in too.
Families who were not Centennial families are encouraged to write about their family also. Anyone who has lived or is living in Harmon County needs to be included in the Harmon County History Book 3.
Many have asked about copies of Book I and Book II. There will be DVD's made of these books and will be available for purchase. The older books are no longer available. There is no date for the DVDs, but the announcement and prices will be made when they are ready. It is hoped that the book will be ready about the same time as the DVDs so start writing. Please take your information to the Museum. If you do not type, someone will type the information for you.
Contact the museum at:
102 West Broadway, Hollis 73550