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Tales of Pollard Oklahoma by Those Who Lived There - Sample

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Tales of Pollard Oklahoma by Those Who Lived There This book on CD tells of life in the 1930s, 40s and 50s in rural Oklahoma, written by those who lived it. There was no electricity, no running water, no indoor plumbing, no telephones. People walked, rode a horse or mule, or hitched up the wagon, usually with two mules. Pollard is in the very southeastern tip of Oklahoma, four miles from the Red River and Texas, and a few miles from Arkansas. There are still only a handful of people there. All the events in this book took place within 15 miles of Pollard. At the center of the community were the grade school and church. Going to town was an all-day affair. The family hitched up the mules to the wagon at daybreak, drove the 15 miles to Idabel, bought what few necessities they couldn't grow, and came home after dark, with the creaking wagon lulling the kids to sleep on pallets in the back. Motorized vehicles were few and far between. At one time the doctor had a pickup. The high school had a school bus that picked up kids for about 15 miles around. Life was raw and harsh. Danger and death and sickness were everyday affairs. Yet this tiny community produced dozens of professional people - teachers, engineers, surveyors, publishers, accountants, nurses, etc. This is their story. Edited by Micki Nellis. Published by Buffalo Creek Press, October 2004. Expanded with more stories and pictures in 2006. ISBN 1-885534-18-3. Buffalo Creek Press PO Box 2424, Cleburne, Texas 76033, Requires a Windows computer and Adobe Acrobat 4 or later Book is printable, searchable, and includes its own browser for viewing.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 30 April, 2009.