Leo Frank Bruce

Description

In this 1976 interview, Leo Frank Bruce (1897-1990), the first white child born in the Pinehill Community outside of Bristow, Oklahoma, describes his life in the area prior to statehood including their early home structures and the approximate location of their homesteads. He also identifies some of the first schoolteachers and his schoolmates in the community. He discusses talks about running a small dry goods store prior to refrigeration/electricity, his family’s subsequent move to Sapulpa when his father was elected as the first Creek County clerk, and subsequently as the Creek County sheriff. Finally, he describes social events in the Pinehill community such as literaries, fishing, and the first time he ever saw a surrey with a fringe on top.

Date

1976-11-12

Interviewer

Robert L. “Bob” McCarty

Interviewee

Leo Frank Bruce

Interview Keyword

Pinehill
oil

Files

Leo Frank Bruce, The_Bristow_News_Thu__Jun_26__1958_.jpg

Collection



Citation

“Leo Frank Bruce,” accessed September 22, 2021, https://bristoworalhistory.org/items/show/35.