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3/07/2017 3:58 pm  #1


Stroud, Oklahoma

Stroud was founded in 1892 and named for Brayden Weaver Stroud, a trader. Early in its history, Stroud had a reputation as a "wild" town due to its many saloons and other businesses catering to thirsty cowboys and travelers arriving from "dry" indian territory. Those days were short-lived, however, because Oklahoma statehood forced Stroud to become "dry" as well.

On March 27, 1915 Stroud became the victim of a legendary outlaw: "Henry Starr", along with six other men, decided to rob two banks at the same time... The [Stroud] robbery would prove... disastrous for Henry Starr. Proceeding to rob the Stroud National Bank and the First National Bank, word of the holdup spread quickly and the citizens took up arms against the bandits. Henry and another outlaw named Lewis Estes were wounded and captured in the gun battle. The rest of the gang escaped with $5815..  Henry was sentenced to prison at the Oklahoma state prison, but was paroled after serving only four years.

The town became quiet until about 1926 when R.T. 66 was built. When construction of the highway was completed, Stroud became a rest stop with amenities such as motels, gas stations and restaurants.

1906 Cotton harvest... picture by the Oklahoma historical society.
https://pay.apps.ok.gov/okhistory/store/item_images/328/8432.jpg


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3/07/2017 3:59 pm  #2


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http://www.okhistory.org/images/enc/ST053.jpg


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3/07/2017 4:02 pm  #3


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http://www.cityofstroud.com/images/pages/N210/Keokuk_thumb.jpg
Chief Keokuk


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3/07/2017 4:04 pm  #4


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http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~oklincol/stroud/photos/homestead.jpg
The Russell Elijah Stone Homestead Stroud, Oklahoma


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3/07/2017 4:05 pm  #5


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http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~oklincol/stroud/photos/oak-grove-school-new.jpg


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3/07/2017 4:07 pm  #6


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3/07/2017 4:08 pm  #7


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http://trtdg.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/ok-stroud-rock-cafe-6.jpg


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