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Anadarko in Caddo County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lonnie's

 

— Historic Anadarko —

 
Lonnie's Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
1. Lonnie's Marker
Inscription.  Martinez 1911 is embossed atop the store front. Andres Martinez, known as Andele, was an Apache captive. One day he and his nephew were taken by a band of Mescalaro Apache Indians. Andele's nephew, Pedro, didn't survive. Andele remained a slave for years before he was sold to the Kiowa Chief Heap O'Bears. The chief's daughter had just lost her son, so he adopted Andres.

It was with the Kiowa that he got the name Andele, and even assimilated to the Kiowa culture. He would go on to become a warrior, and later a blacksmith for the United States Government. He found himself working as a missionary and interpreter with Reverend Methvin.

At one point he was reunited with his family, thus leaving briefly to his home only to return to Anadarko. After his return where he built a home on a tract of land, and owned a business block.

This store later housed the Acorn Stores Chain Store until 1930. It was succeeded by CR Anthony Co., Summer's 5&10 Store, TG&Y, Dollar General, and Bill's Dollar Store. Now the location of Lonnie's Home Outlet.
 
Erected by City of Anadarko.
 
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The Lonnie's store front and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
2. The Lonnie's store front and Marker
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This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 35° 4.486′ N, 98° 14.659′ W. Marker is in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in Caddo County. Marker is at the intersection of West Broadway Street and South 1st Street, on the left when traveling west on West Broadway Street. The marker is located on the center wall of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 West Broadway Street, Anadarko OK 73005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Soda Fountain Eatery (a few steps from this marker); Ideal Decorating Center (within shouting distance of this marker); George's Department Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Trophies N Things (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Anadarko (within shouting distance of this marker); Anadarko Community Library (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bryan Hotel (about 600 feet away); Redskin Theater (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anadarko.
 
The view of Lonnie's store and Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 9, 2021
3. The view of Lonnie's store and Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 20 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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