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Bradley School

Bradley School

Bradley, Oklahoma even though it is a small town has a pretty deep history of schools, four buildings to be exact. The first school was a small one-room log house built in 1887 and burned down before...

Tee Pee Drive-In

Tee Pee Drive-In

The Tee Pee Drive-In dates back to 1949 when it was built along historic Route 66 by Video Theaters. Tee Pee opened on May 5, 1950, and had a capacity for over 400 cars and was a pride and joy for...

Miller Theatre

Miller Theatre

Miller Theatre opened in May of 1947, the perfect start to summer with crowds gathering to see films. It was one of four movie theaters at the time but one of the more popular ones out of the...

Rio Siesta Motel

Rio Siesta Motel

The motel started out as Rio Courts Motel in 1947, right off of Route 66 it brought in travelers from all over the United States. It was only two years later that it was sold at auction to the...

Brookshire Motel

Brookshire Motel

When I first laid eyes on it, the Brookshire Motel was an empty shell of a roadside motel near 11th and Garnett. Although their old neon sign still stood, I’d never seen it lit. In fact, I’d never...

Redskin Theater

Redskin Theater

The Redskin Theater opened on August 10, 1948, it was owned and operated by Cecil Duncan and was one of three in the town of  Wetumka. Movie theaters and drive-ins were a hit during this time and the...

Woodland Gym

Woodland Gym

In 1941 the Woodland School House was gutted by a fire that began at around ten in the morning on December 4th. The entire almost brand new native rock structure was ravaged by the flames, luckily no...

Pernell School

Pernell School

Before and After Fire Pictures Below The Pernell School project was accepted by the WPA in October of 1940, $44,000 was set aside as funding for the new building and auditorium. Actual construction...

Carter G. Woodson School

Carter G. Woodson School

Town History Originally there were around 50 all-black towns established in Indian Territory, Tullahassee is thought to be the oldest of the 13 still standing all-black towns. Tullahassee’s...

First United Methodist Church of Terral

First United Methodist Church of Terral

More and more churches seem to be closing, especially in small towns. Sitting in the middle of Jefferson County is this magnificent jewel with perfectly preserved stained glass, detailed brickwork...

Old Prue School

Old Prue School

Second Prue School ~1912-1939 The first record I could find of Prue Schools was an article from The Osage Journal, April 25, 1912, reporting of a tornado “The fine farmhouse of Henry Prue was...

Hinton Junction Courts & Cafe

Hinton Junction Courts & Cafe

Leon and Ann Little of Hinton were two entrepreneurs who realized the traffic of Route 66 and took advantage of it. In 1940, Leon and Ann were working on building their third service station in the...

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

By Steve Lackmeyer Sleepy Hollow’s origins go back to 1946, when the Hilltop Restaurant opened in Eula Erixon’s home. According to Oklahoman archives, Erixon was a bond attorney who...

City-County Head Start Center

City-County Head Start Center

This building was at one time a part of the Dunjee high school in Spencer Oklahoma. Later it was converted into the City-County Head Start Center school. Dunjee All-School-Association or Dunjee Negro...

Sportsman's Country Club

Sportsman’s Country Club

Historic OKC hunting club on endangered list Dean Anderson It´s 1971, and the pool at the Oklahoma City Sportsman’s Country Club is full of laughing children and families. In the early evening...

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