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14-THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, February I, 2001 1 Journal Staff Writer Bill Krater, night marshal, ar- 99 Years A o. January 31.rested two for being drunk on I902 the streets here early Sunday The Moorland Hardware Co.morning. First arrests for some has received a carload of new time. buggies which they will sell at We notice several more homes very low prices, here with new television aerials Wood will be given at theinstalled. Journal office on subscriptions. Years Ago. February 2 . 79 Years Ago, February 3 . 1956 Perkins residents contributed The Long-Bell Lumber yardmore than $250 to the local in Perkins, during the past year, Fireman's club for the purchase has been receiving some large of badly needed hose for the Fire consignments of building ma- Department. terials and preparing for the Del-Mar's was featuring as coming resurgence of building, weekend specials T-bone steaks Miss. Ruth Miller bought a at 49 cents a pound and USDA new Ford Saturda . chuck roast at 37 cents a pound. Dave Cundiff is the new 40 Years Ago. February 2 , member of the Centerview 1961 School Board. Alice Niles of Perkins was 50 Years Ago, February 8 .-. named Bowler-of-the-Week. She rolled a 495 series. Her all time high series was 501. Gardner's Station was selling 30 month guaranteed batteries for $12.25 each. 35 Years Ago, February , 1966 The Combined Drive is short of its $13.63.50 goal. So far $972.50 has been selected. This is seven dollars short of last year collections. 25 Years Ago. January 22 . 1976 County crews were in town to spread 35 tons of hot asphalt into potholes. The 35 tons of hot mix cost $397.50 to thecity while the county did the work. 20 Years Ago. January 29 .1981 Dr. John Doyle, a Perkins vet- erinarian, will be the new Perkins-Tryon Board of Educa- tion member. Dr. Doyle will re- place Mrs. McCuthin, who did not file for reelection. 15 Years Ago. January 30 . 1986 After several years of planning and a year of budgeting and preparation, the utility billing system at City Hall is now com- puterized. Formerly the cards, a thousand every month, were typed by hand. Now the infor- mation is put into the computer and printed automatically show- ing the last payment, present billing and gross and net amounts. Images from the past .... Photos of the Perkins community provided by David Sasser, Perkins Historical Society and Perkins Historical Museum. OHS to recognize outstanding student historians Cecil Acuff captured these images on the sidelines of'Wilhite Field in the 1960's. Galen Holsinger and Palmer Sadler are pictured at top, and Palmer and Paul Evans are shown at bottom. with awards KINGFISHER - For more than 35 years, Kingfisher County citizens have played a role in efforts to restore and pre- serve "Horizon Hill," a three- story Queen Anne style mansion with a prominent turret com- pleted in 1892 by Oklahoma Territorial Gov. A.J. Seay. Back in 1965, members of Chisholm Trail Museum Inc. helped the State of Oklahoma purchase the mansion for $18,533. The Oklahoma Indus- trial Development and Park De- partment directed a major project, including restoration of the original roof profile, but some problems remained. The third floor ballroom, which had been destroyed during a 1921 tornado, was not restored. Some construction problems resulted, and modem windows and doors were installed. The Oklahoma Historical Society acquired the mansion in 1991 and began to look toward another restoration. Kingfisher County residents voted in 1996 to dedicate 5 percent of a one- half cent sales tax toward the project, and Sikes-Abernathie, Architects of Tulsa developed a master plan. A private donor, working through the new Seay Mansion Society, contributed $100,000, and the Historical Society acquired $300,000 in state bond funds. Now, after years of plan- ning, construction is under way on a three-phase project to sta- bilize the mansion and restore it, including the ballroom. "This remarkable joint ef- fort of local government, state government and private fund raising is a good example of the type of partnerships we need to restore and preserve historic sites all over Oklahoma," said Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Director Dr. Bob Blackburn. "Local residents rec- ognized the significance of the Seay Mansion years ago. Their dreams now are reaching frui- tion with the help of the state." Private fund-raising has continued with the second an- nual reenactment of the Gover- nor Seay Inaugural Ball and a city procession in February. Starting the project and finishing it, however, are two different things, said Historical Oklahoma history students will be recognized by the Okla- homa Historical Society again this spring with the annual Jo- seph Thoburn Award and Arrell M. Gibson certificates of excel- lence. The Thobum Award winner will be selected from Gibson certificate winners across the of a student's school. state, said education official The Thoburn Award winner B ce Joseph of the HiStorical will be given a special plaque Society. High school principals during the Historical Society's can award one Gibson certifi- annual meeting April 19-21 in cate for each history class per Tulsa. Runners-up will receive semester, he said. The deadline special certificates. for Thoburn Award nomina- A panel of judges will select tions is April 2. the winners, and Joseph said Joseph said nominations for judges have the option of re- the Thoburn Award should in- viewing materials listed in clude a nominee's name, age, nominations. All nominations school, grade level, address, should be sent to Bruce Joseph, names of parents and a brief Oklahoma Historical Society, recommendation with a de- 2100 N. Lincoln Blvd., Okla- scription of each student's ac- homa City, OK 73105, or via complishments. Nominations emaii to be joseph@ok- ^ by Max J. Nichols Oklahoma Historical Society Society Museums Director eye-pleasing projects of Kathy Dickson. The total cost ing doors, windows has been estimated at $516,890, third-floor ballroom. but the final cost is unknown. Using "As we get into the exten- the Historical sive work of replacing concrete place modern porches with wood and stabiliz- storm doors with ing the foundation in Phase I, doors that go back to we find new problems," she style. The Historical said. "The latest is that we have shop, led by Tom Mut found termite damage under the building new frames dining room windows. We have glass on turret to take these problems one at a Chesnutt. time and solve them." The ballroom will Phase I is funded by the tensive work. The 1921 $100,000 donation and county removed the original sales tax funds with a $168,500 most of the third floor. contract awarded to Downey than replace the third Contracting of Oklahoma City. owners of that time "When the concrete porches over the second were torn out, it was found the the original profile original wooden porches were with a roof over slightly lower," said construc- roof. tion inspector Tony Chesnutt of "Unfortunately, some the Historical Society staff. "We framing members of are lowering one wooden actually bear on ceilin porches to its original height, instead of on which will leave a slight step up walls," said Dickson. to enter the house." shingles were used I Stabilizing the foundation, tile roof." however, presented far greater As a result, the current problems. It was made of lime- ration project will stone blocks, and new footing ing off both roofs was required under the turret ballroom with and one wall. That alone is a That literally will brin tricky job, with the weight of a mansion that was the three-story house resting on the Gov. Seay until 1901, foundation, but new problems suffered a broken hip were found, longer could climb "All Seal Weather Proofing of had built the Oklahoma City was doing ex- $11,000, and he sold it to terior masonry work along the Logan for $6,000. foundation under the dining families have owned the t room windows when termites and at one point it was a were found," he said. "There is ing house. some damage to 2-by-12 floor After the restoration, joists, but we have to find out Mansion Society will be how much. It could require sta- host social and bilizing the house and digging events on the third floor. under it. We don't want to cut ing and into the interior floors, because there more than a they are still in good shape." could well return to Once Phase I is completed, known Oklahoma work can begin on the more Seay Mansion in Kin I member by Charles Wall There are interesting things about types of farm gates. used to provide access to various fields on the farm. They closed to prevent livestock from getting out, and they can locked to prevent thieves from getting in. Most gates are 1 wide or more to allow motor vehicles to pass through, but gates are 3 or 4 feet wide for pedestrians to walk through, thei gates, sometimes have springs or weights on them to make self-closing. On the other hand, gates for and oil field equipment have to be wide. One type of gate is made by tying 4 strands of barb small stub post and attaching it to the gate post with at the top and another loop at the bottom. A handy gate was manufactured 70 years ago. It's made with 1 1/2 inch tubing. It had 32" hog tubing. It even had tighteners to stretch the of barb wire on the top, and a spring device to make David Sasser brought in this picture of the 1926girls basketball team last week, hoping to get some of these girls identified. Velma Riley called in to help. She identified most of the team: left, seated, Mary Ruth Holbrook, Mary Lowery, Mary Keys, Mary Cloud, Velma Williams Riley. Back on the left is Wilma C.undiff, Coach O.G. McAnich in the center, and Bama Lawrence on the right. must come from the principal history.mus.ok.us. History of the 179th Infantry Regiment released Tomahawk and Peace Pipe: The 179th Infantry Regiment is a history of the 179th during its peacetime training and disaster re- lief in Oklahoma and combat service during the Korean War. Au- thor Penn Rabb, a member of the 179th, spent five years doing extensive research and personal interviews to compile this excit- ing history. When the 45th Infantry Di- vision was formed in the early 1920s, the 179th was one of its original regiments. Following World War II the 45th reorga- nized and the 179th was located in the western half of Oklahoma. When the 45th was called to ser- vice for the Korean War, the sol- diers trained first at Camp Polk, Louisiana, and, in 1951, went to Hokkaido, Japan. In late 1951, the 179thwas ordered to Korea to relieve the Cavalry Regiment. The frigid Korean winters were relentless. Soon names like Old Baldy and Pork Chop Hill were common among the soldiers. In late spring, 1952, the guardsmen began returning home while the remaining 179th personnel saw heavy fighting during Operation Counter. When the regiment returned to combat along Line Minnesota, the National Guard version of the regiment was being reorga- nized in Oklahoma. When the cease-fire occurred in July, 1953, the regiment was serving near the infamous Heartbreak Ridge. The 179th returned to the United States and continued until its deactivation in April, 1959. Call the Oklahoma Heritage Association toll-free at 888/501- 2059 for more information about the book. the free end of the gate. This gate was hung at one end on a We used to make 14 fl gates from 1 x6 lumber. If they were they would last for a few years. Now we can buy 16 ft wire panels, and they make good gates. Some gates are made out of steel pipe and hung on a post so they swing easily. Sometimes people put old wheels on the heavier gates to make them easier to open. It is a nice thing to have a cattle guard, made out of Then you don't have to open and close the gate. Single wire electric fences even have gates that open lated handles. Maybe I should get a low silhouette sports car. 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