Pontotoc County, Oklahoma (Images of America Series)

Pontotoc County, Oklahoma (Images of America Series)

by Gary Haney, Dare Strickland
     
 

Pontotoc County, located in South Central Oklahoma, is one of the smaller counties in the state. The word pontotoc roughly translates to a Native American phrase meaning "cattails growing on the prairie." Dotted with many communities, some booming and others slowly disappearing, Pontotoc County is rich with history. This county was the epitome of the Old West at

Overview


Pontotoc County, located in South Central Oklahoma, is one of the smaller counties in the state. The word pontotoc roughly translates to a Native American phrase meaning "cattails growing on the prairie." Dotted with many communities, some booming and others slowly disappearing, Pontotoc County is rich with history. This county was the epitome of the Old West at its most raw and dangerous. Pontotoc's lowest moment came on April 19, 1909, when a band of unknown Ada citizens made one of the most infamous decisions in American history and hanged four men without a trial. The modern consensus is that Ada, the county seat, became the horizon on which the sunset of the Old West was witnessed. Today, Pontotoc County is home to the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center, the

corporate headquarters of Pre-Paid Legal Services, Holcim Inc., Tornado Alley Turbo, and the Chickasaw Nation Headquarters. This thriving county has much to offer--not only to the United States, but also to the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738590547
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,131,385
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author


Gary Haney is a collector of historical memorabilia and lives north of the community of Byng. Dare Strickland authored the Arcadia Publishing title Ada in 2010 and honors Haney for his help in that endeavor. Strickland is an award-winning playwright and poet and is involved with the Ada arts and humanities.

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