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Pontotoc County (Images of America), Haney, Gary; Strickland, Dare
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Author Name:    Haney, Gary; Strickland, Dare

Title:   Pontotoc County (Images of America)

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Arcadia Publishing 

ISBN Number:   0738590541 / 9780738590547

Seller ID:   ING9780738590547

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Pontotoc County, located in South Central Oklahoma, is one of the smaller counties in the state. The word pontotoc roughly translates to a Native American phrase meaning "cattails growing on the prairie." Dotted with many communities, some booming and others slowly disappearing, Pontotoc County is rich with history. This county was the epitome of the Old West at its most raw and dangerous. Pontotoc's lowest moment came on April 19, 1909, when a band of unknown Ada citizens made one of the most infamous decisions in American history and hanged four men without a trial. The modern consensus is that Ada, the county seat, became the horizon on which the sunset of the Old West was witnessed. Today, Pontotoc County is home to the Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center, the
corporate headquarters of Pre-Paid Legal Services, Holcim Inc., Tornado Alley Turbo, and the Chickasaw Nation Headquarters. This thriving county has much to offer--not only to the United States, but also to the world.



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