Spotlight on Sapulpa: Headlines for March 30th

Rachel Whitney, Curator, Sapulpa Historical Museum

Thursday, March 30, 1911, Creek County Courier: Rural Carrier Exams

“C. W. Lowe, secretary of the civil service ia Sapulpa, was notified Wednesday that the examination for rural route carriers out of this city will be held April 29, commencing at 7:36 o’clock. The carrier appointed will be the one making the highest percentage at this examination. The salary is $720 per year. The route to cover is nineteen miles. Examination papers can be had at Mr. DeLozier’s office, post office building.”

Friday, March 30, 1917, Creek County Republican: Man Dropped Dead

“C. L. Kilpatrick of Mannford dropped dead in the Yale Theatre last night about 9 o’clock. Mr. Kilpatrick is a contractor and had been to Sapulpa closing up a deal to work the Ozark Trail Road. He had a signed contract for $500 worth of the work, in his pocket, which he got today. Mr. Kilpatrick was a very large man, and Dr. Avery, county coroner, pronounced the trouble enlargement of the heart. Relatives at Mannford were notified soon after his death. The body was taken to the Buffington morgue.”


Friday, March 30, 1934, Sapulpa Free Press: To Be Held Saturday Kite Flying Contest

“A kite flying contest for local registered boy scouts and cubs is to be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the city park under the direction of H. E. Pierce, member of the boy scout activities committee. Five awards are to be made for proficiency in these contests as follows: An award for the boy flying his kite the farthest; for the best decorated kite; smallest flying kites; largest flying kite; and to the fastest string-winder. All kites must be made by the scout flying it, and no silk or metal is allowed in construction of a kite. Plans were made to hold this contest last Saturday, but inclement weather prevented it, and it is hoped that a large number of entrants will appear for the contests next Saturday.”

Wednesday, March 30, 1977, Sapulpa Daily Herald: Kiowa Dance Troupe to Perform Thursday

“Billy Hunting Horse and the Kiowa Tribal Dancers will visit four Sapulpa schools for programs Thursday. The five-member group will perform traditional Southern Plains Indian dances and demonstrate Indian flute playing. They will be at Jefferson school at 8:45 a.m., Garfield at 9:45 a.m., Washington at 1 p.m. and the Junior High at 2 p.m. The one-day residency is sponsored by the ESEA special arts program of the Oklahoma Arts and Humanities Council in cooperation with the Sapulpa Title 4 program, according to artist-in-residence Gary White Deer.”

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