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
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" disbanded by U.S.
Troops, . . . — — Map (db m96589) HM