143 YEARS AGO
The treaty of 1835-6 was intended to do equal justice, to promote peace and harmony among all; and every individual who was represented in this treaty has an equal right now in all that accrued to the Cherokee people then.
In addition to the money that was paid, there was a fee simple title to 13,374,135 acres of land west of the Mississippi River.
According to this contract the title to the lands west of the Mississippi was made to each individual and their descendants who were represented in the treaty of 1835-6, and is theirs today.
Denison News Items
– The Bloomfield Academy commences its fall and winter term on Monday.
– A large drove of Cotswold and Southdown sheep have been purchased by a gentleman of this city, who has the permission of the Creek nation to start a sheep ranch.
– A week or two ago, in calling attention to some very fine apples brought to our market by Dr. Shelton of Carriage Point, I.T., we stated erroneously that they were seedlings. The Doctor tells us that they are grafted fruit, and he challenges the Territory and North Texas to show a finer variety.
News Items Far and Wide
– Five persons were killed and their bodies blown to atoms by an explosion at the Union Metallic Cartridge Company’s Works at Bridgeport, Conn.
– J.H. Nelson, a Paymaster in the Army, is a defaulter to a large amount and has fled the country. His shortage is said to be between $50,000 and $100,000.
117 YEARS AGO
Friday, September 7, 1906
DEMANDS OF THE DAY
Every patriotic citizen, every lover of good government and everyone who wishes to add his quota to the stock of human happiness and material prosperity should not fail to keep in close touch with current political events.
At no epoch in the life of the new state will there ever be such a crowding together of interesting events as will take place during the ensuing, or until statehood has become an accomplished fact.
SOON AGAIN IN OPERATION
The oil mill which was destroyed by fire about a year ago will soon be in operation once more. The finishing touches are being given to the building now and when finally ready to meet the seasons trade, Oct. 1, it will be better prepared than ever before The new mill will cost about $40,000. It will have a capacity of handling 60,000 tons a day and will engage during the season – from Oct. 1 till March 31 – about 80 employees, the majority of who will be ordinary laborers
TO HANDLE CORN CROP
The Eufaula Grain and Elevator Company, which is owned and operated by the same parties who own and control the oil mill here, will be again in operation about Oct. 1, prepared to do even a larger business than was transacted last year, which was handling 100,000 bushels of corn.
This year the country round about 100 miles will be invited and solicited to send in its corn.
100 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 30, 1923
LIVESTOCK AND BREEDERS ASS’N. ORGANIZING HERE
The Eufaula Livestock and Cooperative Breeders and Shippers Association was organized here last week.
The first car load of hogs shipped by the association were shipped to Kansas City Wednesday. A car of hogs and cattle will be shipped from here Sunday.
75 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 2, 1948
Son Dies Like Father On MKT Railroad Track Less than a year after his father died under the wheels of a train south of town. Lee Roy Newton, 23, was struck and killed Thursday morning on the M.K. and T. railroad track in Eufaula.
His father, Artie L. Newton, was killed by a train on the Mill Creek bridge south of town last October 15.
Young Newtons mangled body was found on the railroad right of way about half a mile north of the Katy Depot by Clinton Brown.
No evidence was found indicating that the death was other than accidental.
SGT. CHOATE RETURNS HOME FROM GERMANY
Sgt. E. Lowell Choate arrived in Eufaula Monday from Germany to spend a 20-day furlough with his wife at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Murray, and other relatives.
At the end of his leave, Sgt. Choate will report to Fort Worth, Texas, for reassignment.
School has New Trophy Case
Trophies won by students of Eufaula High School during the past 25 years are now displayed in a new trophy case.
The new case, with its sliding glass doors and natural mahogany finish, was installed this week in the main entrance hall of the school building.
Purchased from athletic funds, the trophy case was built by Gill and Daily wood products company of Eufaula.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 30, 1973
Eufaula Manufacturing Company Open House Eufaula Manufacturing Company recently completed a new building located at the Eufaula Industrial Site and will be celebrating with an open house for the public, Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 2 to 5:30 p.m.
Pow Wow Set This Weekend
The Eufaula Indian Club is sponsoring the Fifth Annual Pow Wow here during the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3.
Classes Get Underway
Eufaula schools started Monday, Aug. 27, with a slight decrease in enrollment from last year.
However, enrollment is always expected to increase for several days, or even weeks, following the opening day of school.
The official enrollment this week was 1,133 compared with last year’s 1,143.
25 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 27, 1998
Testimony Concludes, Decision Up to Jury Testimony ended Tuesday afternoon in the trial of Eufaula Mayor Joe Johnson. District Judge Steven Taylor told the jury that Wednesday morning they would receive instructions and the law, hear closing arguments and then proceed with deliberations.
Eufaula School Sets Sept. 15 Bond Election The need is obvious. All one has to do is to visit the elementary school facilities in Eufaula to know that they are old and have served their purpose.
The Eufaula board of education has called for a Bond Election in conjunction with the state Run Primary, Sept. 15, 1998.
The board is requesting $4,250,000 in the bond election.
The Bond issue funds would be used to begin Phase 1 of a three-step master plan. The building site is located about a mile west of downtown on Highway 9.
Vietnam Vets Gather
From the four corners of the world they came to Eufaula, Oklahoma, to assemble together one more time, to remember and … to heal.
They are old friends, combat buddies, a remnant of America’s No. 1 Helicopter Gun Unit in South Vietnam, that saw action during that war-torn country’s heaviest fighting in 1968-69.