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"Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  3 miles south of Shawnee
Existed:  May 27, 1899 until January 15, 1900
Named for:  C. D. Curry, homesteader and owner of first store

The first postmaster was Frank R. Stearns.  The first choice of names was “Tecumseh Junction”, since it was actually located near the railroad junction, and was near the confluence of the North Canadian river and the Rock Island railroad. 
F. W. Creel, was a prominent settler living west of the town.  In 1905 on his 120 acre farm Creel built one of the largest and most elaborate homes which had a total of 25 rooms and a barn 50 x 60 ft.

Other families living in the area before the town was established were: 

James Whittaker
Thomas W. Whittaker
David P. Spaulding 
Riley Radford
M. K. Elliot
W. D. Trueblood


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Source: "POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY OKLAHOMA HISTORY" compiled and edited by Pottawatomie County History Book Committee; published by Country Lane Press, Claremore, OK, 1987.