Memories of Harry A. Sprague

This Indian Pioneer Paper was recorded by W.P.A. fieldworker Maurice Anderson on July 20, 1937 at Mr. Sprague’s residence near Pauls Valley, OK.I was born in 1871, in Virginia. Father was William Sprague, born in Virginia. Mother was Mary Varley, also born in Virginia. My father died when I was ten years old and I came to the Indian Territory in 1887. My uncle got a contract to put up hay for a man who owned a ranch near Durant, in the Chickasaw Nation. We were living in Texas at this time, so my uncle, two more men and myself came to Durant to put up the hay.

There was only one store at Durant at that time and the post office was in this store. We were camped on a creek not far from it.

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