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Herding their cattle up the Chisholm Trail, the entrepreneurial Spencer brothers found the south side of the North Fork of the Canadian River appealing and began actively founding their settlement by 1890. They maneuvered the railroad through their village, and Yukon blossomed. The Yukon Mill and Grain Company took Yukon products across the nation and into Europe. Bohemians gravitated to the area, making Yukon the Czech capital of Oklahoma. Dale Robertson made Yukon his home, megastar Garth Brooks grew up in Yukon, and Yukon is central to Bob Funk’s empire. And Route 66 blazes through the city’s historic Main Street corridor.
ISBN: 9781467107655
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oklahoma
Series: Images of America
Images: 184
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
This is Carol Mowdy Bond’s third book. Cloistered in area families’ scrapbooks and attics, most of the images she found have never before been seen by the public nor the amazing stories been told. A native Oklahoman and Yukon High School graduate, she holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from Oklahoma State University. Carol is a historian and a county newspaper reporter and photographer who also writes for state and national periodicals, and she has hundreds of published works. Carol’s ancestors were at Plymouth Colony. In the 1830s, her great-great-great-grandparents traveled their trail of tears from Mississippi into Indian Territory. Carol is a registered member of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
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