Memories Of Gloster Allen

This week we have the Indian Pioneer Paper of Gloster Allen. This oral history was recorded by W.P.A. fieldworker Maurice Anderson on May 17, 1937 at Mr. Gloster’s residence in Wynnewood, OK. I was born south of Caddo, Indian Territory, Chickasaw Nation, in 1855. Father was Manuel Allen, born in Georgia. Mother was Martha Colbert, born in Mississippi. I used to haul freight from Caddo to Fort Sill for the government. This old freight line went from Caddo, by Mill Creek, old Cherokee Town, crossed the Washita River there, and on to Pauls Valley. At Pauls Valley, then there was one store, on by Whitebead Hill, from where we followed the river until we crossed Hell Roaring Creek. Then we went due west to Fort Sill.

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