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Rare Photos of Spiro Mounds

It was in 1541 when Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto ventured through Southeastern Oklahoma. With a little less than 300 men, de Soto set out on a quest to find El Dorado, or "the gilded one." The phantom El Dorado proved to be elusive, and de Soto, miserable and in

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Some Poteau Trivia

Here are some fascinating mini- stories from the early days of Poteau:September 29, 1910: What promised to be one of the worst fires in the history of Poteau broke out in one of the sand rooms at the handle factory last night at nine o'clock. But, for the prompt

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The People of Poteau, Part I

Through the years, we have had numerous photos sent to us from a variety of different sources. Many of the photos are easily identifiable, however, there are a lot of them that are photos of people throughout the Poteau area.Your help in identifying the people in these photos

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The Hotel Judkin-Forbes in Photos

The Judkin-Forbes in Poteau has a long and somewhat seedy history.The story begins with the Flener House. The Flener House was Poteau's first and most affluent hotel. Located on the north corner of Fleener and Broadway, Melvin Fleener established a small section house there during the

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