But it was the Randol Hotel that international attention was focused on this location when on November 21, 1920, Jake Hamon, prominent oil man and political figure slated to become Secretary of the Interior under President-elect Warren G. Harding, was shot by his mistress and died a few days later. The murder trial of Clara Smith Hamon in 1921, which ended in acquittal, was closely followed by newspapers around the world through reports from the mass media that descended upon Ardmore.
On July 17, 1925, fire of undetermined origin destroyed this famous landmark.
Erected by Ardmore Main Street Authority.
Location. 34° 10.4′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Luke’s Music Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Courthouse (1898) (within shouting distance of this marker); Noble Brothers Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Ardmoreite Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Masonic Temple 1896 (about 800 feet away); Hotel Wisnor/Carter-Booker Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Killing of US Marshal Dow Braziel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daubes’ Store (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ardmore.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Jake Hamon. (Submitted on November 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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