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Indian Pioneer Papers - Index

Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
Name: Clyde Stanley Hyde
Post Office: Guthrie, Oklahoma
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Interview #: 10186 page 435

Olsmith Arms Company was at different places in town, but the place I best remember was at about 206 South Division Street in a small building. All to the east or most all was vacant and the farmers used it as a feeding place and the horse traders, of whom there were many, used the yard as a trading place.

The Reeves Brothers Saloon, with the gambling hall and honky-tonk to the west, adjoined each other. I have spent many days and nights in and out of the saloon, the gambling house and even attended the shows at the honky-tonk, but want to say right here, that I have spent in my whole life only one dime, 10 cents in all, for whiskey or beer and that was for whiskey, and another fellow drank that. I have drunk perhaps a teacup of whiskey, and maybe two gallons of beer, but the dime is all I have been out for them. I was only ten years old when I started going in and out of the saloons with the other boys but I don't recall ever being ordered out of either a saloon or gambling hall.

One day in Reeves a United States marshal drew his gun ___ the bartender I took cover behind a post over toward ___the gambling part of the building, but the marshal cooled off and he and the bar-keeper soon made up. I do not remember the marshal's name, there were two brothers, both marshals.

Submitted to OKGenWeb by Robin Ezell <drmcd@direcpc.com> March 2002.