|1806 Map of the Red River Valley, by Freeman and Custis (one of the four Red River expeditions chartered
by Thomas Jefferson after the Louisiana Purchase).Library of Congress.
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|Caddo, Bryan County, Oklahoma in
the Great Depression. By Dorothy
Lange. Courtesy Library of Congress.
What ya'll have to say about Red
Check out my collection of door
photos in the message sharing
|Letter from Texas
A recollection of life on the Texas frontier by Shiloh Orme. Graciously shared by
Sam Orme, a descendant.
Long Trek Journal
A diary written by emigrants from Tennessee to Texas, by J.E. Deatherage.
Generously shared by C.C. Taylor, a descendant.
Growing Up in Frederick
An oral history with Leroy Baker, who lived in Depression-era Frederick,
Oklahoma for many years.
Another oral history with Leroy Baker, whose family moved to Paris, Texas to
help build Camp Maxey.
Honey Grove and Carpenter's Bluff
Norma Nichols shares her memories of the Red River Valley
WPA Memory - William Smith
A life history of a former trail driver from Texas, courtesy Library of Congress
The Wilkinsons, Southern Settlers of the Red River Valley
Frank Henderson kindly shares a letter about his family's interesting history,
which spans several Red River Valley counties.
Frank Henderson recounts memories of his visits to his grandmother in
Martha Giles shares an exciting family history as she recounts the journey her
mother, Maude, took with the rest of the Ragsdale family 1900! The Ragsdales
settled in and around Hollis, Oklahoma, and have preserved several historical
photos, which are included in the essays!
Maude's First Journey, Part I
Maude's First Journey, Part II
Maude's First Journey, Part III
Maude's First Journey, Part IV
Life in Oklahoma Territory
Dustin Ward, an avid historian and motorcycle rider, shares his family's journey
from Sunset, Montague County, Texas to their homestead on the Oklahoma
plains. Not only does he describe their adventure in detail, but he adds
wonderful oral histories on stoves, outhouses, and hog slaughtering!
Background of Pioneers, Part I
The Journey, Part II
The Journey, Part III
Towns and People, Part IV
Life on a Prairie Farm, Part V
Some tips to good research!
Researching African American
Researching Native American
Researching European Ancestry
Libraries and Websites
These links will take you to the
genweb pages for the state. You
can look up a lot of information,
including counties/ parishes!
|Historians' Page- Where the Past Comes to Life