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    "PAST BUSINESS of Harmon County, OK"
    A project of the Harmon County Historical Museum

    PAST BUSINESS CONTENTS



    NEW in July 2008

    Gould Blacksmiths
    Gould Service Stations
    Gould Motor Company
    Gould Lumber Yard
    Gould Beanland Garage

    Eastside Campgrounds
    Newman's Grocery
    Dewey's Garage



  • ELVIS, GLEN D. and MAMA'S BLONDE SPINET BY Ron Richardson
    Taped Interviews
    transcribed by Betty Motley
  • HILBURN REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING BY Larry Hilburn
  • LEMONS APPLIANCE AND ELECTRIC REPAIRS BY Odell Lemons
  • PARKER FURNITURE STORE BY Larry Hilburn    Working for Hugh and Pearl Parker at Parker's Furniture Store

  • BARBER SHOPS
  • JIM MATLOCK ~ BARBER BY his son Jimmy Matlock
  • JELLY MOORE ~ BARBER BY Marlene Kingsbury
  • SUMPTER BARBER SHOP ~ BARBER BY Cecil Sumpter

  • GROCERY STORES
  • CARTER GROCERY STORE BY Terry Byrd
  • EZ GROCERY STORE BY Ruby Patterson Holland and Bill Metcalf
  • HAWKINS GROCERY and MARKET, GOULD, HARMON COUNTY, OKLAHOMA 1942 BY LaVona Hawkins Holliday and Claude Hawkins Jr
  • HAWKINS GROCERY AND FILLING STATION, LOUIS HILL COMMUNITY 1945 BY LaVona Hawkins Holliday and Claude Hawkins Jr
  • JIMMIE'S FOOD MARKET BY Jeannie Trammell Rutherford
  • THE LACASA STORE BY Marvelle Cary Wright
  • MY MEMORIES OF MCKNIGHT STORE AND OTHERS BY Kaye Olson Adkins
  • MACHEN, GEE, BECK, CASWELL GROCERY STORE
  • METCALF COMMUNITY STORE BY Joe and Zen Stinchcomb
  • NEWMAN'S GROCERYBY Barbara Shelby and Sybil Rippetoe
  • PERDUE GROCERY STORE, McQUEEN BY Grady Perdue
  • S and M GROCERY BY Juanita Stanley and Nancy Stanley Kirkpatrick
  • WARREN'S GROCERY AND MARKET BY Winford Mike Warren

  • THE AUCTION BLOCK BY Just Some Memories of 1982 and 1983
  • BETCHAN'S HOT TAMALE STAND BY Daisy Woodside Donnell
  • BEN FRANKLIN VARIETY STORE BY Joreta McClanahan Laird
  • THE BLACKSMITH SHOP in Hollis BY Talmadge Davidson
  • BOB'S SHOE SHOP BY Karen and Claude Hollingsworth
  • THE CHARLTON FAMILY BUSINESS BY Boothe Charlton Millspaugh
  • DEWEY'S GARAGE BY Pam Heath
  • FORDUCEY CITY SHOE SHOP BY Laqueta Forducey
  • GOULD HOTEL in HOLLIS BY Max Newberry, Joe Newberry and Bill Motley
  • HOLLIS CHICKASHA COTTON OIL MILL BY Memories of J Onus Powell provided by his daughter, Jane
  • HOLLIS COTTON OIL MILL BY Sammy and Paul Horton
  • HOLLIS TELEPHONE OFFICE BY Ernesteen Masters
  • CLAUD JOHNSON'S POPCORN STAND BY from Bo Guest book "Keep The Horses Up Tonight"
  • MEMORIES OF COTTON PICKING IN HARMON COUNTY BY Don Matheson
  • PETTY HARDWARE, FURNITURE and UNDERTAKING BY Suzy Spurlin
  • CHARLEY SEDDON - PLUMBER BY As Remembered by Gaye Seddon, Charley’s daughter-in-law and Charolette Daniel, Charley’s granddaughter
  • JOE SHERIFF CHEVROLET BY Mary Paul Sheriff Williams
  • SOUTHWEST FARM STORE - JOHN DEERE DEALERSHIP BY Ken Molloy and Nelda [Molloy] Thompson (1935-2006)
  • WILSON PRODUCE 1939 - 1957 BY Glenda Wilson Cheverier

  • STATIONS
  • BUSY CORNER AND GROWING UP IN HOLLIS BY Bob Briscoe, son of "Spuds" Briscoe
  • EASTSIDE CAMPGROUNDS BY Barbara Shelby
  • KIRBY CORNER STATION BY Duard Gamble
  • WOODRUFF BROTHERS PHILLIPS 66 STATION BY Betty Mitchell Woodruff

  • SIGHTS and SOUNDS
  • MEMORIES ~ (We don't want to forget!) BY Ruby Patterson Holland
  • FALL IN HARMON COUNTY, OK USA BY Kaye Olson Adkins Class of '61
  • TURKEY TOSS HARMON COUNTY, OK USA BY Ron Richardson

  • RX STORES
  • THE DRUG STORE Gould, Harmon County, Oklahoma BY Bettye Bullington
  • RX ~ THE CITY DRUG BY Earl and Ora Groves

  • CUNNINGHAM MUSIC COMPANY
  • FIRST STATE BANK....GREAT PLAINS NATIONAL BANK
  • The MOTLEY SEED STORE BY Bill Bilbrey, June Brecheen Cope, Kenneth Bartlett, Betty Putnam Motley and Mickie Young Hicks
  • The MOTLEY HOTEL Interview of Iris Motley Guest by Sylvia Hudson
  • YOUNG DAIRY FARMSBY Mickie Young Hicks

  • DEPARTMENT STORES
  • J B ELLIS DRY GOOD COMPANY....CHARLTON DRY GOOD COMPANY BY Boothe Charlton Millspaugh
  • The FAIR STORE BY Tanal Aboussie
  • HILL'S DEPARTMENT STORE BY Joy and Junior Breedlove and Johnnie Bob McGee
  • HARTS ~ Broadway, 1940-1960...Seen by a Boy on the Street BY Morris Hart
  • MEMORIES of WORKING at J C PENNEY'S BY Gladys Trammell Masters
  • TAYLOR'S DEPARTMENT STORE with Photos BY Kay Hill Brogden

  • SMALL HARMON COUNTY, OKLAHOMA COMMUNITIES
  • BETHEL COMMUNITY BY Whitson Brooks...The AMATEUR VET from "Return to Bethel"
  • BETHEL COMMUNITY BY Talmadge Davidson THE BLACKSMITH SHOP
  • BETHEL COMMUNITY BY Talmadge Davidson COTTON GIN AND GIN OFFICE
  • BETHEL COMMUNITY BY Whitson Brooks.... A COUNTRY TELEPHONE EXCHANGE from "Return to Bethel"
  • GOULD COMMUNITY BY Bettye Bullington APPLIANCE STORES IN GOULD
  • GOULD COMMUNITY BY Mary Beanland Drummond BEANLAND GARAGE
  • GOULD COMMUNITY BY Bettye Bullington BLACKSMITH SHOPS
  • GOULD COMMUNITY BY Bettye Bullington THE DRUG STORE in Gould
  • GOULD COMMUNITY BY Memories of Bill Cannedy April 7, 2004 GOULD ELEVATOR in A Place Called: Gould,Oklahoma
  • GOULD COMMUNITY BY LaVona Hawkins Holliday and Claude Hawkins Jr HAWKINS GROCERY and MARKET, GOULD 1942
  • GOULD COMMUNITY BY Bettye Bullington GOULD LUMBER YARDS
  • GOULD COMMUNITY BY Bettye Bullington GOULD MOTOR COMPANY
  • GOULD COMMUNITY BY Bettye Bullington GOULD SERVICE STATIONS
  • LA CASA COMMUNITY BY Lorraine Hatcher Almsted.... MY LaCASA MEMORIES
  • LA CASA COMMUNITY BY Marvelle Wright THE LaCASA STORE
  • LOUIS HILL COMMUNITY, BY LaVona Hawkins Holliday and Claude Hawkins Jr HAWKINS GROCERY AND FILLING STATION
  • MCKNIGHT COMMUNITY BY Kaye Olson Adkins MY MEMORIES OF MCKNIGHT STORE AND Charlie and Letha Crow
  • MCKNIGHT COMMUNITY BY 3 daughters, Nell Merida, Jewel Prock and Colleen Olson Williams THE MCKNIGHT STORE 1935 Charlie and Letha Crow
  • McQUEEN COMMUNITY BY Grady Perdue PERDUE GROCERY STORE
  • McQUEEN COMMUNITY BY Jim Bell son or Dub and Grace Bell INFORMATION ABOUT McQUEEN, OKLA. In the 1930's & 40's
  • MARTIN COMMUNITY BY Marvelle Cary Wright
  • MARTIN COMMUNITY BY Mrs Vera Cunningham....Martin and Lone Star early Pioneer History
  • METCALF COMMUNITY BY Joe and Zen Stinchcomb...Metcalf Community Store, E D "Edgar" and Mertie Carrick Stinchcomb, owners
  • RON CHURCH OF CHRIST BY Dub Nell
  • BOONE GARAGE AT RON BY W T Boone
  • RON GIN BY Zella Jo Ford
  • RON SCHOOL BY Zella Jo Ford
  • RON Store As I Remember It BY Dude Upton
  • SHREWDER COMMUNITY BY Max Newberry
  • SEE on Display at the Harmon County Historical Museum memories by the dozen!

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