The Broken Arrow Ledger
Broken Arrow, Indian Territory. (Tulsa Co, OK)
Vol 4 No 12
July 12, 1906 (Part 13)
Abstracted / Transcribed byLinda Haas Davenport
This issue is a special promotional issue, promoting the town of Broken Arrow. The photos are very dark. I don't know it if is possible to clean them up enough to post them in the Photo Gallery.
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<Spanning columns 4 & 5 - Photo: Residence of Roley Jay Moore>
ROLEY JAY MOORE.The Creek Indians, possibly more noticeably than any other of the civilized tribes are rapidly showing their tendency toward a culture and refinement that makes them most worthy and valuable citizens of any community in which they may reside. The Ledger takes pleasure in presenting herewith an illustration of the cottage home of Roley Jay Moore, a young full-blood Creek, who resides four miles south of Broken Arrow, and
<Photo Roley Jay Moore>
also is given herein a half-tone reproduction of a photograph of Mr. Moore. He was a student for three years at Eufala high school and later at Bacone University, Muskogee, and is one of the useful and well known citizens of this section, and is a highly esteemed member of the Odd Fellow fraternity.
Mr. Moore's allotment is within a quarter mile of where he was born, and he has hosts of friends among all classes in this portion of the Creek country.
He is conducting large agricultural operations near here on his allotment and is contemplating soon entering the study of the law.
GEORGE McKEEHAN. Drugs and Jewelry - Druggist.
Among business houses, as a rule, the drug stores in point of attractiveness and neatness of arrangement, are preeminent. This rule finds an apt illustration in the handsome drug store of Dr. George McKeehan, a two-story brick structure, modern in style and elegantly furnished. There is an element of surprise to the casual visitor in Broken Arrow to find so tasteful and city-like establishment as McKeehan's drug store, especially when the fact is taken into consideration that the town is only about three years old.
Not only is here to be found a most complete line of drugs and all the leading proprietary medicines, but a feature that is especially striking is the extensive line of druggist's sundries alike splendid in quality and surprising in variety and extent, and these goods pay an eloquent compliment to the residents of Broken Arrow and community indicating as they do the culture and refinement of the people who buy and use these elegancies of toilet and these modern requirements for the bath room and for the comfort and need of the physical person.
Dr. George McKeehan, the proprietor, is a native of Kentucky, and came to Broken Arrow more than two years ago, and in that time has not only built up a most desirable and extensive trade, but has made hosts of friends in this new town in which he takes price in aiding its still greater growth and development.
H. H. WALTERS. This gentleman conducts an extensive and busy meat market and grocery store in his own brick building on North Main street and is always busy and in a rush to finish this minute in order that he may be ready when the next one arrives.
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<Photo, O R Johnson, Photographer>
Up-to-date in all other respects, Broken Arrow is not lacking in the least in photograph galleries. Johnson's studio is centrally located on Main street and Hughes' studio is conveniently located at this time near the business part of Main. It is the intention of the latter to have a new brick home in the near future, and the former is planning a photo car for the use of the gallery. As work is herein reproduced from each gallery and will, in a manner at least, speak for itself.
COLONEL G. W. GIST. Among the most prominent and conspicuous men of Broken Arrow is Col. G. W. Gist. The Colonel, who numbers his friends just as he increases his acquaintances, is a gentleman of the old school, hailing from the matchless blue grass region of Kentucky. Born in Henry county, and having lived for many years in the city of Lexington, where he was a successful wholesale hardware merchant, Colonel Gist came to the Territory early in 1903. At that time an old friend, Col. D. M. Wisdom, was Indian agent at Muskogee, and he had been all over the Territory and was familiar with every nook and corner. Colonel Gist asked him where was the most attractive section here. Colonel Wisdom replied: "I've been all over the Territory, and I have concluded that the choicest spot to be found is that between the Arkansas and Verdigris rivers, right about where the new town of Broken Arrow is being built.
Colonel Gist came here immediately, determined to locate here and help build up the town. The Colonel erected at once the leading hotel - The Kentucky Colonel-a half-tone engraving of which, as well as some description of the same, is given elsewhere in this issue.
B. H. KERNS. The subject of this sketch operates one of the large implement houses of the city, carrying farm Implements vehicles and harness. In addition to his business venture, Mr. Kerns is also an extensive property holder, all of which proves his faith in Broken Arrow.
N. McKENNA. Nearly three years ago M. McKenna came to Broken Arrow and established the Broken Arrow Ledger. The first issue was published April 23. 1903, and each week from that date until the 4th day of December, 1905, on which day Mr McKenna turned the paper over to his successor, Mr. G H Foster, there came out one of the cleanest, best papers ever published in the Territory. In no other one cause can the
<Photo M. McKenna>
growth and development of Broken Arrow be attributed more certainly than to the Ledger.
Mr. McKenna has made here a host of friends who appreciate his earnest, faithful work as a journalist.
The special edition contains a half-tone engraving of this gentleman who has done so much for the town and surrounding country.
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PROFESSIONS.In the line of trades and professions Broken Arrow is quite well supplied. In the line of professions we take particular pride in referring to the proficiency of our attorneys-at-law and medical practitioners. In the former class are W. B. Williams and C. T. Byrd, comprising the well-known firm of Williams & Byrd, with offices in the First State Bank. F. L Haymes and Z. I. J. Holt comprise the firm of Haymes & Holt, with offices in the First National Bank. G. L. Holt and Harry Hood are the members of the partnership of Holt & Hood, with offices in the First State Bank. J. S. Severson is a bright young gentleman with offices over the postoffice. F. B. Righter is a young attorney who has offices in the Arkansas Valley National Bank. C. L. Fleshman is one of the promising attorneys, with offices over Neibling & Bell's mercantile establishment.
The medical profession is represented by Dr. A. J. Pollard, with parlors over Neibling & Bell's mercantile establishment; Dr. J. B. Haggard, with parlors in the Laws building; Dr. J. H. Laws, with parlors in the Laws building; Dr. C. B. Maddox, with parlors over McKeehan's pharmacy; Dr. F. C. Myers with parlors over the First State Bank; Dr. F. P. Dunn, with headquarters in McKeehan's pharmacy; Dr. J. N. Shippey, with parlors in the Laws block, and Dr. R. B. Fowlkes, with headquarters at the Owl drug store.
DUNLAP BROTHERS. These people recently located in our city with a large stock of general merchandise, which was brought here from Wagoner, where they secured it as a bankrupt stock. They have been doing a very satisfactory business ever since locating here. Their place of business is the Fishburn building, on the east aide of Main street.
J. A. BEARMAN. One of the newest and neatest stocks of clothing and gents' furnishings ever brought to Broken Arrow was brought here by J. A. Bearman, who conducts his business in the building first door south of the Arkansas Valley National Bank. Mr. Bearman is a South Carolian and has spent most of his life in this line of business, and as a consequence is a master of the business. He is pleasant and courteous and has been enjoying a lucrative trade.
TONSORIAL ARTISTS. W. W. Gilcrest, proprietor of the 0.K. barber shop, was one of the very first men of the profession to locate in Broken Arrow, coming from Kansas City, where he spent a number of years in the business. He is a highly respected and jolly fellow, and does very good business.
The K. C. barber shop was first to locate in the city and is now owned by Rogers & Maxwell, who are two very courteous and obliging young men, and who enjoy a pleasant and lucrative trade.
The Broken Arrow Shaving Parlor is owned and operated by Ross Ramsburg and J. P. Walts, two steady, proficient and reliable young gentlemen, who are deserving of good patronage
SECURITY ABSTRACT CO. The only set of abstract books in Broken Arrow is those of the Security Abstract Company, with offices in the Arkansas Valley National Bank. The officials of this company are as follows: W. S. Fears, president; J. F.Darby, vice president; and Guy Bowman, secretary and treasurer. Arthur Farmer, a practical abstracter, is in charge of the books and the business. This company has as complete an abstract office as can be found in the Seventh recording district, which corresponds to a county in a state. It is especially valuable to all who desire abstracts of title to lands or town
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lots here or in this vicinity, because, as soon as requested, the company is fully prepared to give a correct abstract of title. The Security Abstract Company began business at the same time and with the Arkansas Valley National Bank and those interested in the company are very much gratified with the business accomplished
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