This and That Newsletter
Vol 11 Issue 525 Circulation 5,000 February 15, 2007
Back in the 1950s my grandfather Stanley Carmon owned a 1958 Ford station wagon something like the one in this picture as best I remember.
1958 Ford Country Sedan station wagon (except ours was yellow)
Below is a scan of the Oklahoma car Title to the station wagon.
We made several trips to Dallas (actually Mesquite, TX) to pick up paint and wallpaper at the Dal-Worth Paint Mfg Company to sell in his lumber company on 3rd NE. I remember one school day morning hiding under a tarp on the floor behind the drivers seat and I didn't move until we got way south of Ardmore. When your hiding a minute seems like 30, so I thought we were further down Highway 77 (no I-35) then we really were. When I did move and say something, my grandfather was pretty mad, but he let me continue on to Dallas with him.
I did a search on the net and found the following advertisement lighter by Dal-Worth Paints.
I sure enjoyed riding in that station wagon, and the one thing I remember is it had an Overdrive. Not many vehicles back then had that feature. It was a real gas saver on the open highway. And then on a steep uphill, you didn't have much power. But the station wagon back in my teenage years was a completely different station wagon from the modern day back 100 to 200 years ago. The station wagon was just that, a wagon used to transport people from the hotel to the train station and back.
Chuck Stallcup has been receiving some great responses from many of you offering to help build the overlay for Google Earth with locations of old schools in Carter county. Chuck now has a good start on the project thanks to many of you. Below is some schools he still needs help in identifying exactly where they were located in the county:CARTER COUNTY SCHOOLS GOOGLE EARTH PLACEMARKS 2/10/2007 By Chuck Stallcup
The ones listed as ACCURATE are at least within a few hundred yards, so let's leave them alone, for now. Most of the information in italics is from old issues of T&T, and much of that from the Kate Galt Zaneis book of 1923.
These are the ones I have worked on, so far:Barrett School. northwest of Berwyn and northeast of Springer
Baum School. ACCURATEBerwyn School. Need exact street location
Black Jack School. NO INFO
Blue Ribbon School. a few miles northwest of Lone Grove. (On Prairie Valley Road?)
Board Tree School. Township 6 south & Township 5 south - range 2 west - Range 1 west. (I'm guessing that puts it in the Lake Murray area?.)
Brock School. ACCURATE
Bryant School. southwest of Wilson
Buckhorn School. ACCURATE
Bunker Hill School. a few miles south of Lone Grove
Cannon School (aka, Russell School). ACCURATE
Carter-Humble School. near Dillard
Cheek School. Not sure exactly where in the Cheek area it was
Cisco School. ACCURATE
Clinton School. Out on the Tishomingo road 6 miles east of Ardmore
Crinerville School. ACCURATE
Enterprise School. Township 4 south, range 1 west, 1 East
Harmon School. in the Tatums school district
Lone Grove School. ACCURATE
Mary Niblack School. ACCURATE
Mount Washington School 1923. ACCURATE
Mulkey School. east part of Carter county
Nellda School. CLOSE. on Nellda Road SE of Dickson?
Norris Chapel School ACCURATE
Plainview School. ACCURATE
Pleasant Hill School. about five miles southwest of Ardmore on the Stapleton Highway. About 3 miles south of Plainview.
Prairie Valley School. ACCURATE
Pruitt School. ACCURATE (need photo)
Rose Chapel School. CLOSE, I think. "southwest of Springer" "On the east side of the school ground is Henry House Creek" For it to be any south of Springer, it would have to be near the confluence of Henry House and Caddo Creeks.
Wheeler School. ACCURATE
So, if you can help Chuck pin point these old schools, send him an email to email@example.com
In a couple of 1971 photos in the Mailbag below (sent in by John Gow) I see pigeons resting on top of the Freight Depot. Used to be pigeons all over downtown Ardmore back in those years. Dont see any today. Makes a person wonder.
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