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Indiahoma Son: A Story of Life in a Ghost Town

Indiahoma Son: A Story of Life in a Ghost Town

by Douglas A. Schlumbohm


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INDIAHOMA SON is an embellished account of being born and raised in a small Oklahoma town following the depression and dust bowl era, and before technology began to change life as we knew it. Like many small towns, technology and decisions by the U.S. Government helped to convert Indiahoma from a once thriving community into a virtual ghost town. From the expansion of Fort Sill, which wiped out many of the small farms to the rerouting of U.S. Highway 62, which eliminated businesses dependent on traveler income, Indiahoma, like other small towns in the way of progress, practically ceased to exist. This is a story of life during a period of time when travel was by bus or train, schools closed so children could pick cotton, and fathers took their sons fishing. It was a time when expressions such as "get by" and "make do" were a part of the struggle to feed a family, and a time when the public school was an important part of the community. And, it is a story of a time lost but worthy of remembering, a time of hard times, and of good times, and a story of love and friendship.

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ISBN-13: 9781478728320
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/2014
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Douglas A. Schlumbohm was born on August 13, 1937 at Indiahoma, Oklahoma. After 22 years in the U.S. Army, he attended Cameron University, earning a degree in Business. He is retired from Lockheed-Martin corporation and the Boeing Company. His last assignment was to provide technical support at Kennedy Space Center for the International Space Station. Widowed since 2005, he lives alone with his Boston Terror, Roxy, in Indialantic, Florida, between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean.

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