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George Baker and wife, a mixture of Creek Indian, Negro and white,
claimed Creek Indian land in her name where part of the village of Kellyville
is now located. They constructed a large wood frame house and when the
railroad was built the house stood less than 50 yards west of the railroad
Being the only dwelling near the railroad, the trains often
stopped there and passengers and goods were loaded/unloaded. Thus, it became
designated "Bakers Junction."
Huber Self and Melvin Self, Growing Up in Indian
Territory (Manhattan, Kan. : Ag Press, 1985), 51.