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Some Photos from The Choctaw County Historical Society Collection
(photos & captions courtesy of Norm Pence & CCHS)
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I believe this to be a fire fighting demonstration.  This is at the NE & SE corners of Duke and Broadway and I don’t think that either of these building have ever burned.

Engine 823 – The men are: Ben Brady, Ed Ferns, and Ed Sympson with an unknown man leaning on the shovel.

Blakeney Building at the NE corner of Duke and Broadway – Hugo State Bank & Red River Timber Co

The original Hugo City Hall & Fire Station. City Hall was on the 2nd floor and the fire station had the 1st floor

First Airship in Hugo 3/12/14 – Pioneer Okahoma Aviator Co. Harry Waddington, US Air Corp, 1917-1946; Record making flight from Mississippi to Hugo in 1918l; Brother of Choctaw County Sheriff Charles F. Waddington; Buried in Mt Olivet Cemetery in Hugo

Fire on Christmas night, 1928 (The back of this photo indicates that this occurred Dec 25, 1927).

Broadway looking SW from the SE corner of Broadway & Jackson

Hugo Post Office, 1910
From L to R:  Enoch Needham (Post Master), Jim Milling (Asst PM), G. B. Needham (Clerk), Leslie Burns (General Delivery) (Note: Needham was the 2nd Hugo postmaster replacing Bailey Spring on 10/1/1902 and serving until 7/1/1913)

Hugo, Indian Territory, Fall of 1901 – Location at what is now the corner of W. Main & Paris Highway.  The men are:  Bailey Spring, Enoch Needham, E. P. Ansley, J. H. Darrough, and unnamed U. S. Surveyor. (Picture was given to Mary Needham Earhart by W. E. (Buster Brown) Ansley

L to R:  unknown, Daddy Henry, O. A. Brewer, Ike Webb, Carl Sager, L. R. Blakely

Butter-Nut Baking Co. circa 1930 (donated by Mrs. Kirby I. Nash, Spring, Texas)

Old Doaksville – Sometime about 1899 or 1900

Grant, Indian Territory, First Store

No information

No information

(Hugo?) Band at Frisco Depot awaiting a train

Broadway at Duke looking North, 1910

Pressroom, Hugo Daily News, 1911

Fort Towson Post Office circa 1914 – L to R: Sally Clower (Clerk), John Huskey (Postmaster), Earl Huskey, 9 or 10 (Postmaster’s son)

WW II GI taxi service – driver’s name is Mattie

Masonic Lodge laying corner stone for Hugo’s new city hall, June 23, 1910

Paving East Jackson, 1912

Hugo Ice and Light Co, 8/15/1910

First House in Hugo

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Store & Post Office, Nelson Oklahoma, 1910

Hugo City Hall, 10/31/1910

John Green was the first black butcher of the Piggly Wiggly Grocery store in Hugo Oklahoma

Dr. Reed Wolfe driving Model T Ford

Col Dan Sasser and crew in front of B-24 Lady Hugo. Crew and plane completed 44 missions during WW II

Dan Sasser in cockpit of Lady Hugo, WW II

Abstract office after fire – Hughes Bakery and Piggly-Wiggly were totally destroyed as well as most of the abstract office

Hugo City Hall & Fire Station

First Grand Jury of Choctaw County – 1908 (with description)

First Grand Jury of Choctaw County – 1908 (picture only)

Choctaw County Court House

Court House, Hugo, Okla. (31597)

Hugo Okla., looking NW of the present site of the Frisco Depot. The large building in the center is the original Hugo High School (later this building was replaced with the current Junior High School. Picture was taken prior to 1912

Southeast corner of Jackson & Broadway.  Building on corner will become the Palace Drug Store and the Abstract Office will be located in the building immediately behind it. 1910

C. L. Webb Cotton Gin with wagons waiting to unload (R. L. Cook Farm, Landlord & Tenant, Cotton Growers Assn, Hugo & Choctaw Co. & ??? Cooperative Marketing) 1925

The original Hugo Hospital established by Dr. Karnega at 512 E. Duke Street. There was a fire and the second story was not replaced. Information courtesy of current home owner, Ema True.

Hugo Hospital

Memorial Hospital (Fully equipped, modern 75 bed hospital) (Portraits by Kaley, 107 E. Jackson, PO Box 188, Hugo Oklahoma 74743)

Memorial Hospital (Portraits by Kaley, 107 E. Jackson, PO Box 188, Hugo Oklahoma 74743)

Pride of Choctaw County.  The Memorial Hospital located at 1405 E. Kirk, Hugo, Okla. 44 beds, 12 bassinets, completely air-conditioned.  One ofhe most modern and best equipped hospitals in the state.

Memorial Hospital 1956

1962-Broadway Street looking north from the middle of the 100 South Block.  Traffic light is at Broadway & Duke

Hospital at Goodland Indian Orphanage, Hugo, Oklahoma. Goodland, America’s oldest protestant Indian orphanage was founded in 1850 by Rev. and Mrs. O. P. Stark, who came from New England as missionaries to the Choctaw Indians.  Its is owned and operated by the Presbyterian Church and has a capacity for 200 children.

Frisco Railroad Yards, Hugo, Okla, 1910

The R. D. Wilbor & K. P. Ellis Building at the NW corner of Jackson & Broadway.  1910, Hardt Photo.  First State Bank, later, in 40s & 50s, Graves Drug Store &, in 60s & 70s, Sooner Drug Store. SW Bell Telephone Office was on the 2nd floor.

1912-Road crew paving East Jackson Street

Leta’s father-in-law in his jewelry store in Hugo Okla, 104 E. Duke.

Roundhouse (back side) at the Frisco rail yards, Hugo Okla

Uncle Charley at roundhouse

Hugo Indian Territory Trading Post – 100 block of East Duke

The WSS (War Savings Stamps) Building sat in the middle of the intersection of Broadway and Jackson during WW I and war saving stamps and bonds were sold from it to help finance WW I.  This picture shows a crowd looking at bond prices as they are posted on chalk boards outside the building.  The building is currently located at the northwest corner of the Frisco Depot Museum.

The WSS (War Savings Stamps) Building sat in the middle of the intersection of Broadway and Jackson during WW I and war saving stamps and bonds were sold from it to help finance WW I.  This picture shows is a larger scene than WSS 1 looking north and slightly west from a roof in 100 North block of Broadway

War Saving Stamp Building (WSS) in 1918 was located in the middle of the intersection of Jackson and Broadway Streets and was used to sell War Savings Stamps and Bond to help finance World War I. Currently located at the Frisco Depot Museum.

West side of the 100 Block of Broadway in the 1950s

Postcard: The shopping center of Hugo, Oklahoma (pub. By Wenger New Agency, Durant, Okla.; photo by Truby Studio, Durant, Okla. A “ShiniColor by Colourpicture”, Boston 15, Mass.)

Postcard: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 301 N. 3nd St., Hugo, Okla. (Artvue Post Card Co, 225 Fifth Ave, New York NY)

City Drug Store – 1925 – Gene Powell

City Drug Interior
City Drug Store – 1925

Dr James Leonard Clark making rounds in 1918 in his T-Model.  He practiced in Hugo several years and died Feb 24 1932. His office was above the old People’s Store on North Broadway. He lived at 606 N. G St at the time of his death. He is buried in Spring Chapel Cemetery.

Postcard: Coffey Funeral Home - Hugo, Oklahoma - Phone 75 - Dedicated Christian Funeral Services. (Natural Color by Mike Roberts, Berkley 2, Calif. - F. S. Hunt & Associates, Los Angeles - SC5610)

Postcard: Cotton Compress, Hugo, I. T. (Printed in Germany)

Henry’s Confectioners – 1920

Daughters of the American Revolution parade float - 1949 – on Broadway in front of Sherman’s. (Mrs. R. H. Stanley, Mrs. Barrett Fellows, Mrs. Jake Cobb, Beverly Fellows, Linda Fellows)

Duke St. looking West

The First National Bank (Brader Building), SE corner of Duke and Broadway, later Security First National Bank.  1910

Hugo Ice and Light Co, 8/16/1910

The Hugo National Bank (Joel Springs Building), NE corner of Jackson & Broadway, later Citizen’s State Bank and now BankFirst. 1910

The Paris Grocer Company, 1910

Pratt Grocer Co., L to R: Rob Ford, Conrad Pratt, Lawton Robbins, Unknown, Arland Simmons, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, Luther Nelson, Vernon Pratt, Unknown.

Postcard: Scene on Red River, near Hugo, I. T. (Printed in Germany)

The Store (Clothing) and Greer & King (General Merchandise – SE corner of Duke and Broadway

The Steven-Lambeth Company at ??? N. Broadway

. O. Walton Gasoline Station, 2nd & Jackson (SE Corner) - 1927

Broadway & Duke looking west.  Star Store, Wright Building (later the 3 C Grocery) and the Brader Building (Security Bank, later Security First National Bank)

Wright Building, SW corner of Duke & Broadway – 3 C Grocery, after fire that destroyed building – it was torn down shortly thereafter

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