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Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma


Do you have photos of early day Dale  that you would be willing to share so we can post them here?
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We would love to have pictures of each post office; schools; churches, people/families.
Dale is seven miles northwest of Shawnee, Dale was established October 26, 1893. Originally the town was named King until John Pring circulated a petition to name the town after Judge Frank Kale, Territorial Judge at Guthrie.  The town moved to its present location when the C.O. & G. Railroad came in 1895.  A flood almost washed Dale off the map in 1908.  A fire almost wiped out the business area in 1909.  The brick Sears store built in 1903 survived. In its early history three stage coach round trips from Tecumseh and Oklahoma City stopped each week in Dale bringing passengers and mail. 
 Loree Henderson “Dollie” Maiwurm played professional basketball and toured Europe.  In 1934, she represented the U.S. in the Womens Olympics games in London.  She was the first female director of Public Safety for Livonia, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit.  Major General Rita Aragon, Oklahoma’s first female general, was promoted to Major General in 2005. A native of Dale, Aragon is now the Air National Guard assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff Manpower and Personnel in Washington, D. C.

Extracted from THE SHAWNEE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION program September 2007.  The source for the program was the POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY HISTORY BOOK and the LOCALIZED HISTORY OF POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA TO 1907, by Charles W. Mooney.