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Anyone reasonably near Texola, OK?

Discussion in 'Plains Region' started by Capman2k, May 9, 2005.

  1. Capman2k

    Capman2k 3/4 ton status

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    I need a favor if anyone is in the area... From what I understand it's a town of like 42 people, so it's probably pretty much a ghost town, but today while I was cleaning I found a picture from 1916 of my great-great-great grandfather and his hotel in Texola... I know it's a long shot, but anyone want to see if it's still there and take a pic?
     
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    Thats somewhat close to some fourwheelerjeff territory right thur...

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    texola is 13 miles from where i grew up and i doubt if there is a hotel there anymore, but i will check it out next time i am up there. btw, we lived in a dry county and texola was the closest place to get beer. :D
     
  4. Capman2k

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    yeah I'm thinking if the building is even still there, it's probably not a hotel anymore :D

    I'll try to get the pic I have scanned, that would probably help out a lot... No big hurry, it's not like I'm going to go to big ol' Texola Oklahoma and have a shootout at the corral for my grandpappy's property :cool1:
     
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    Going down end of June.

    Going down to that area end of June. My grandparents were from Hollis, and
    it's not that far out of the way. Well see what we can find.
     
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    i am about 30 miles or less from hollis, i have 2 sons that live there :)
     
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    My dad was the suprintendent in Tipton and grandparents farmed there at Hollis. They lived on nw corner of town. Really enjoyed the area. Don't get back as much as I would like. So I saw the storms down there last night. Anything left afterwards. I am pretty sure the hail insurance on the wheat paid off.
     
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    I could see the funnel clouds while I sat in my garage and drank beer, but we never got a drop of rain. Its as dry as a powder house out here right now.
     
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    I'll check it out for ya. I drive by there at least once a week. Hell I was just there 2hours ago.
     
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    Wow, thanks... Here's the picture I have... It's faded pretty bad if it was darker to begin with at all.... :xmas:

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