Muskogee and northeastern Oklahoma, including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa (1922) (14777318114)
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Title: Muskogee and northeastern Oklahoma, including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: Benedict, John Downing, 1854-
Publisher: Chicago : S.J. Clarke Pub. Co.
Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University
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s not a wealthy man, he commanded the con-fidence of capitalists to such a degree that they were ready andwilling to invest their money in any proposition which he en-dorsed. In the spring of 1904, Mr. N. A. Gibson, at the request of theMuskogee democrats, addressed a letter to Mr. Haskell, solicitinghim to become a candidate for mayor of the city, but he declined,saying that he had no political aspirations and that he believedhe could be of more service to Muskogee, as a private citizen. Thepolitical bee began to buzz in his ear, however, in August, 1905,when the Sequoyah separate statehood convention met in Musko-gee. Some of the brightest men in Indian Territory were dele-gates to that convention, and its proceedings were scarcely begunwhen Mr. Haskell became one of its leaders, demonstrating thefact that he could lead men in building constitutions and states asreadily as he could lead them in town building. Although theSequoyah convention failed to produce a state, it did discover
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MUSKOGEE AND NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA 375 the states first governor, for from that time forward Mr. Haskellwas a prominent figure in the political affairs of the Territory andthe new state. He was an easy winner in the race for the firstgovernorship of Oklahoma, and although he had many difficultproblems to solve, and although he was harassed and annoyed bythe scheming of some of his own official family, his administrationwas one of the most successful which our new state has ever had.For several years past Governor Haskell has resided in New Yorkand is reputed to have become quite wealthy. MUSKOGEES EIEST W. C. T. U. The first branch of the Womans Christian Union in Musko-gee was established on July 19, 1888, Mrs. Jane Stapler of Tahle-quah being chosen as its first president. Quite a heated contro-versy arose over a proposition to indorse the prohibition party,but when it was seen that the proposition was about to prevail,Miss Alice Robertson and Mrs. Bryce withdrew from the organiza-t
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