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Amended Map to the Town of Berwyn, I. T.

Description: Document presented and filed in regard to the incorporation hearing set for Dec. 5, 1898. Petitioners names are listed on the document along with legal description of the town of Berwyn. Petition witnessed by C. M. Campbell, Clerk U. S. Court, Southern District, I. T., Jan 24, 1899. (two copies) 2 pages, typed from records in Old Record "R", p. 178, Carter Co., Okla.
Date: unknown
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Surber, Mrs. R. C. (Etta)

Description: Letter to Mac McGalliard, May 16, 1969. Information on the location of the Dawes school near Berwyn. Letter states it was about two miles north of town on the west side of the Sante Fe tracks. Mrs. Surber lived in Berwyn from 1912 to 1960. 1 page, handwritten
Date: unknown
Creator: Mrs. R. C. (Etta) Surber
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Gene Autry Show

Description: Transcript of the radio program, sponsored by Doublemint Chewing Gum, staring Gene Autry. This edition of the Melody Ranch program was telecast from the town of Berwyn on Nov. 16, 1941. On that day the name of the town was changed to "Gene Autry" in honor of the entertainer who had recently bought a ranch near town. Others on the program included: Mr. Cowley, of the Sante Fe railroad, Juanita Hutson, Shorty Long, Mayor Gillespie, of Berwyn, Ella Sutton and Gov. Leon C. Phillips. 10 pages-copies; GIFT - Ida Sutton Williams - March 9, 1972
Date: unknown
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

History

Description: Historical background on the town first named "Lou". In 1881 part of the town was moved west of the Washita River and renamed "Dresden". After another move, in 1885, the town was called "Banks Summitt". With the addition of rail service, in 1888, the town was renamed "Berwyn" and remained that until it was changed in honor of Gene Autry in 1941.
Date: unknown
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Berwyn Light

Description: Oct. 2, 1905, vol. 1, no. 1. Published in Berwyn, Indian Territory. Newspaper from town of Berwyn that sold for 50? a year by subscription. Short history of the town, begun in 1887, is given on the front page. Many advertisements are seen along with local news on the pages. 8 pages, photocopied; gift-Mrs. Allene Haney, July 28, 1966
Date: 1905
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Record United States Court

Description: Dec. 7, 1898. Copy of information filed in the petition for incorporation of the town of Berwyn. J. W. Middleton, and other residents, were responsible for the petition. Plot of the city limits is described. Incorporation was filed and issued by Hon. Hosea Townsend, Judge U. S. Court, Southern District, I.T. 1 page, typed
Date: unknown
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Garland, Marie

Description: Information on early residents and businesses in Berwyn given to Mac McGalliard, Aug. 8, 1970. Mentioned are: George Paschal Is store, Will Paschall, Mary Gilliam, Thelma Gaines, Lena Hoy, Hattie Lewis, Ora Hay, Myrtle Armstrong, Jim Cowan, Letha Armstead, Mabel & Reuben Warren, Jordan Tel ford, and Hattie Lewis. First school in Berwyn also mentioned. Pictures relating to this in photo file. 1 page, typed - from Marie Garland
Date: unknown
Creator: Garland, Marie
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Tom-Pee-Saw, F.

Description: Letter to Mrs. Marie Garland containing information on early citizens of Berwyn and the Dawes Academy. Mentioned are: Zugleman Bros., Dr. Hardy, Dick McLish, Sam Bly, Mr. & Mrs. Hyde, Miss Zeller and Miss Dana. 1 page, carbon copy-dated May 11, 1971; gift-Marie Garland, May 15, 1971
Date: unknown
Creator: Tom-Pee-Saw, F.
Partner: Ardmore Public Library

Record United States Court

Description: October 6, 1898, page 110. Information regarding incorporation application by petitioners from the town of Berwyn, in the southern district of Indian Territory. The petition was filed and a hearing was set for the 5th of Dec., 1898, in the United States Court in Ardmore. 1 page, photocopied
Date: unknown
Partner: Ardmore Public Library