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In this 1993 interview with Howard Fugate, he talks about using wagon teams to haul boilers, oil men, living in Bristow, his children, livery stables, attending school, cotton gins and the drugstores in town.

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In this 1992 interview, Reverend Percy Mayes talks about God’s call on his life to be in ministry, establishing the Duffey Chapel and businesses that were near his church.

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Reverend Mayes talks about his brother being a doctor and about all his children and their families.

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In this 1979 interview which includes Ellis Shamas and Pearl Stoker, Ellis talks about his family, Clarke’s clothing, the oil boom and WWI. Pearl Stoker tells about coming to Oklahoma, working for Ed Abraham, the banks, hard times and Dr. Schrader.

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Lafayette Johnson (1936-2002) discusses his early life on a farm east of Bristow, chores, trips to town, social life as a young man, Jim Crow laws, dress fashions, and family disasters and events.

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Etta Feild Caves discusses her move to Oklahoma from Mississippi at age 10, early Bristow days, her family, school, church, early transportation and her community involvement.

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In this 1979 interview with Herbert Abraham, he talks in depth about the Lebanese community and his father, Joe Abraham, and his life and contribution to Bristow's history. He also recalls his childhood growing up in Bristow, the Ku Klux Klan,…

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In this 1979 interview with Wendell List, he talks about the Tulsa Race Riots, the first radio station, the first newspapers, politics and race relations in Bristow.

In this 1979 interview with Milly Thompson, she talks about her early life in Bristow including her family being farmers, going to school, cotton farming and Indians. She also talks about the effects of the war and what it was like to be around…

In this 1979 interview with Ola Lee, she talks about her mother passing away when she was just 13-years-old and what it was like growing up without her. She talks about her dad's store and what it was like working there, as well as, other businesses…
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