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Re: History of McCurtain Co. Towns
Posted by: John Ray (ID *****2587) Date: August 01, 2005 at 20:12:36
In Reply to: Re: History of McCurtain Co. Towns by Faye Brown of 675

For reasons known only to the author, there were several smaller communities omitted by both volumes of the history. So to was an explanation of how the county was originally divided into enumeration districts (like if you are looking for Wright City in 1920 or 1930, you need to know that you are looking for something in the Sulphur District.

As in the case of Watson, which still exists (albeit barely) and those communities that have gone by the wayside after the trade routes changed in the county ... it's only the few of us that dig around or who have been here that know what someone means when they say that their Grandparent was in the White or Fowler community.

The same holds true for a number of cemeteries. Either they have been forgotten as to location or they haven't been completely transcribed, especially those cemeteries that served the black and/or native american societies and settlements.

The original statement made was that a book was in need of being made. I merely attempted to say that one had been printed, with a slight update. Is it perfect? No. Did I write it? No Was I trying to help? Yes.

Sometimes I have had to rely on old topographic maps of the county to find a region or community ... as was the case of someone looking for Vinegar Hill.

All I can do is try.

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