Pittsburg County

Pittsburg County

by Larry J. Hoefling


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North of the thick pine and oak forests of the Ouachitas Mountains, in the foothills beyond the Kiamichi and the Winding Stair Mountains, two trails crossed in the rolling valley nestled between the Shawnee Hills and the Sans Bois Mountains. In the early 1800s, that valley became the home of the Mississippi Choctaw tribe, part of the U.S.-designated Indian Territory. When the railroad boom of the late 1800s occurred, the tracks followed the same cattle trails and pioneer roads, creating a transportation hub at the point where rail lines intersected, a place that later became the county seat of Pittsburg County.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781531632328
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 02/27/2008
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
The Choctaw Nation     9
The Early Settlers     17
Immigrants and the Boom Years     27
Col. William Busby     67
Beyond Statehood     79
People, Places, and Events     99
Bibliography     127

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