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Braman Business Leaders (Rear) image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
Braman Business Leaders (Rear)
Oklahoma (Kay County), Braman — Braman / Braman Business Leaders 1898 — 1930
Front Braman When the Santa Fe Railroad was extended from Hunnewell, Kansas to Tonkawa, a railroad promoter named J.W. Whistler chose the midway point as a good location for a town. With B.J. Templeton he bought the . . . — Map (db m96590) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Braman — 33 — Oklahoma War Chief
First newspaper printed in the Cherokee Strip, June 14, 1884. Published at tent town of Rock Falls, 2.5 miles N.W. of here by Capt. David L. Payne, leader of Oklahoma "Boomers". Printing office was burned and "Boomers" . . . — Map (db m96589) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Chilocco Indian School — Cherokee Strip
September 11, 1893 Thousands of Americans gathered in this township preparing to make the run for homesteads in the Cherokee Strip, a tract of land 58 miles wide, opening 6,500,000 acres for White settlement bought from the Cherokee . . . — Map (db m60480) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Chilocco Indian School — 32 — Chilocco Indian School
Academic, agricultural, vocational training for Indian youth from over U.S. Established by Act of Cong. 1882. Jasper M. Hadley 1st Superintendent. Handsome buildings of stone erected, and first pupils - Kiowa, Comanche children - entered Jan. . . . — Map (db m60484) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Chilocco Indian School — 34 — Oklahoma, The Indian State
. . . — Map (db m60482) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Chilocco Indian School — The Cherokee Strip
To commemorate the Opening of The Cherokee Strip September 16, 1893 — Map (db m60481) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — African-Americans
From the beginning, African-Americans settled and lived in Newkirk -- although this was not true in most of the towns in Kay County. They settled primarily on the east side of town, building their own community which included churches, . . . — Map (db m60443) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Cherokee Allotments
Newkirk owes its existence not simply to the opening of the Cherokee Outlet to homesteaders, but to the twenty-one allotments taken by the Cherokees in Kay County prior to the opening. The Outlet comprised eight million acres of prairie which . . . — Map (db m60457) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Fire of 1901
The entire east side of the 100 block of North Main burned to the ground November 15, 1901. Some of the citizens (obviously not the ones whose businesses were destroyed) thought this was a blessing in disguise. The block consisted of frame . . . — Map (db m60460) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — First National Bank
This Roman Classic structure with a corner recessed entry and simple columns was built in 1899. The building was originally known as the Dilday building and is constructed with native limestone secured a few miles east of Newkirk. John Pierce . . . — Map (db m60456) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Kay County Abstract Building
Dick Sherbon of Ponca City received the bid to erect this building for the Kay County Abstract Company in 1926. The bids for the building ranged from $4,400 to $5,700. This red brick structure was limited to one story because of the . . . — Map (db m60479) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Kay County War Memorial
"...that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a . . . — Map (db m60450) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Land of Hope — 1893 • 1994
This statue, "Land of Hope," depicts the courageous pioneers who staked their land claim in the "Land Run of the Cherokee Outlet" in 1893. This was created by sculptor, Bernadette Hess Carman, a native daughter, who generously donated her time . . . — Map (db m60449) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Newkirk
Newkirk was originally platted as the townsite of Lamoreux by the United States Land Office in 1893 as the county seat of "K" county. It was named after Silas W. Lamoreaux who was the head of the General Land Office in Washington, D.C., at the . . . — Map (db m60455) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Newkirk Kay County Fair
The Newkirk Kay County Fair was organized in 1896. Five dollar shares were sold in order to purchase property for the facilities, build a race track, grand stands and sheds. The share also gave free admittance to all shows and fairs for three . . . — Map (db m60459) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Oklahoma State Centennial 1907 - 2007
A centennial tribute to the people who shared this land at the turn-of-the-century, and who still call it home today. They faced opportunties and obstacles together and were woven together in time. The spirit that fueled the dream then, and the . . . — Map (db m60458) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — The Cline Building
William S. Cline had this building constructed in 1925. This was the same year that the Kay County Courthouse and the Masonic Temple were constructed in Newkirk. The Cline Building is illustrative of the influence of the Art Deco style. . . . — Map (db m60478) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — E. W. Marland — 1874 – 1941
Pioneer Oil Developer Philanthropist & Humanitarian Leader in Developing the Economy Culture and Beauty of Ponca City Donor of Pioneer Woman Statue Governor of Oklahoma United States Congressman — Map (db m55712) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — Lewis Haines (Lew) Wentz — (1872-1949)
Philanthropist Oil Man Donor: Wentz Camp, Wentz Pool Wentz Municipal Golf Course Ponca City, Oklahoma Founder: The Society For Crippled Children University of Oklahoma Student Loan Fund Oklahoma State University Student . . . — Map (db m55711) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — Ponca City Library
Ponca City had been in existence for 11 years. She had schools, churches and even an opera house, but not a library. A group of women from the Twentieth Century Club decided to remedy this and convinced H.C.R. Brodboll to house a small “book . . . — Map (db m55710) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Tonkawa — Camp Tonkawa — Site of German Prisoner of War Camp — World War II — Jan. 1943 – Sept. 1945
(front) Site of German Prisoner of War Camp known as Camp Tonkawa – World War II – Jan. 1943 – Sept 1945 See other side for story (back) Between October and December 1942 more than 900 construction . . . — Map (db m55713) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Tonkawa — Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
"Hear me my Chiefs, I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." With these words, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce surrendered to Colonel Nelson A. Miles of the United States Army and thus . . . — Map (db m60427) HM

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