Spotlight on Sapulpa History: Headlines from April 14th

Rachel Whitney, Curator, Sapulpa Historical Museum

Thursday, April 14, 1910, Creek County Courier: $27,000 for Farmers of Creek County

“According to a late published report from the Secretary of the Commissioner of the Land Office, Ed O. Cassidy, the Farm Loan Department of the commissioners of the Land Office has been reopened after being compelled to close down for a period of nearly sixty days. Mr. Cassidy says that there yet remains to be loaned to the farmers of Creek county in this department the sum of 827.055 and any farmer desiring a loan from the State can write him for an application bank and instructions.”

Friday, April 14, 1911, Oklahoma Farmer and Laborer: Complaint Filed Against Tariff

“The Oklahoma corporation commission Friday filed complaint with the interstate commerce commission in regard to the new Santa Fe tariff on grain, hay and products, which prohibits the mixing of transit and flat shipments at car load rates. The commission asserts that this prohibition is unjust and unfair and if allowed to remain in effect will work great injury to the milling and farming interests of Oklahoma. The roads affected, which are joining in the tariff in question, are the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, Rio Grande & El Paso, Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe, Gulf & Interstate, Southern Kansas & Texas, Pecos Northern, Eastern Railway of Few Mexico, Leavenworth & Topeka, Kansas Southwestern and Texas & Gulf, all Santa Fe lines or closely affiliated with that system, operating in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Louisiana and New Mexico.”

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Friday, April 14, 1916, Creek County Republican: Big Roping Contest

“A big round-up and roping contest will take place at Sapulpa May 11-12-13, and will be open to all, nobody barred. This will be one of the largest exhibitions of its kind ever held in this part of the state. Purses large enough to bring the best ropers from all parts of the country. You will see people work who you never heard of before. Steer roping each day, wild horse riding for men, wild horse riding for ladies, wild steer riding, steer bulldogging by the champion of the world, relay races, and all other kinds of wild west amusement. So boys, you can go to your horses and ropes for the big affair, May 11-12-13, 1916. D. A. MOSS, Manager.”

Friday, April 14, 1933, Sapulpa Free Press: Dog, Pony Show Scheduled Here

“Lucky boy! What one of you kiddies wouldn’t like to be a movie star? What one of you boys and girls would not like to be the only child in the United States to own a big wild animal circus. That is the distinction of Freckles “Hoo” Ray, who brings his brilliant show to Sapulpa on Wednesday. April 19. Freckles is the original sun spotted, mischievous, youngster who stirred the hearts of you oldsters, and the envy of every kid who saw him, in the original “Our Gang” comedies. He insists that his show produces only good clean comedy, a great show that will appeal to the older folks as well as the kids…”

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