Remember in Duncan

Remember in DuncanThis is a snapshot from a Facebook group thread named ‘Remember in Duncan’ – it took off like a rocket up to more than 4,000 members seemingly overnight. The admin was gracious enough to suggest I may copy anything they have but I like this idea better. If you see something you like you may click through to the group via your Facebook account.

Lots of stories from the past and photos you won’t find anywhere else. If you want to try this Facebook Feed on your website, use the link to the right for a version to test drive.

 

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Mike Nancy GranthamGlad to have you!

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Suellen McAllisterYou will love the group as I do! Good to follow what is happening and what

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Suellen McAllisterHappened in our past. Love it.

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Suellen McAllisterThank you Kyle!

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Terry WardYes!!!

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Bill SpeegleYes

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Cecil HollandYes, I truly regret any disrespect I may have shown to him as a child with no compassion...perhaps a tease or unkind word...i still can see his face, a common man seen daily on the streets of Duncan. And often accompanied with his female companion.

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Cecil HollandSuch an unkind title that we would give a life long name of "crazy Otis". Yes, I remember MR. OTIS. And I recall a day without pity...Im very sorry Mr. Otis...

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Richard TurnerYep

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Kerry HartmanI remember Otis I would see him almost every day while running my paper route He sure loved that little transistor radio

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Jan Bennett GillespieLook, his name was Olis not Otis. He was the brother of Ruby Fulton' s Mom Minnie Neal. Steve & Bill's Mom was Ruby. He had a head injury as a small child he wasn't crazy. He was a very sweet man and never bothered anyone.

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Patti Green YatesHe always had a smile on his face as i remember.

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Sylvia McMurtry EnglandYes and the radio!

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Ann Tucker CummingsI remember him, always walking, smiling, probably never had a evil thought about anyone. Never felt the need to impress or judge. I think he was probably a very happy man. Something most of us want. We just didn't know it. RIP Olis.

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Beverly Kirk PateI don’t know his age group but I think he wad around my mothers mothers age. She had a breakdown when my mom was 5 She was in and out of instatiutes all of moms life and they litteraly fried her brain so I can emphise

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Johnny HenleyYes, he was a very kind and compassionate man. Just him, his radio and his always smiling face. Good man.

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Charlie DoveYes his name was Olis Pierce not Otis. I know this because we were related. My grandmother's maiden was Pierce. If I'm not mistaken her and Olis were cousin's. I remember my Dad would talk to him there on main street when I was a kid. If one ever had a one on one conversation with him he was pretty intelligent. I remember Dad saying the reason people called him crazy was because the cotton gin had caught on fire and Olis worked at the gin and was there cleaning up after the fire. Several kids came by and was hollering and making fun of him. Olis started chasing them and after that every one started calling him crazy.

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Johnny MooreRegrettably, I did call him "crazy Otis behind his back. I can honestly say I never disrespected him to his face. I had a few conversations with him. He always had a smile and never missed a Demon game.

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Kyle CollinsCharlie Brown

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Lynda ParkerI remember him. In my mind, the radio was bigger than a transister. A transister radio is one of my very favorite treasures growing up. And I do remember he always smiled.

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Nicki GreenI have different memories of him, and he wasn't nice. He didn't go to jail for what he did, but spent a couple of weeks in an institution, then back on the streets to follow more little girls. Thats why I call him crazy.

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Elizabeth Green CollinsYes I do!

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Mark NewtonYes!

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Cindy VickI remember my Granny getting after us with a flyswatter because she thought we were making fun of him. We weren't but she wasn't taking any chances on us not learning to be respectful and compassionate.

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Suzanne Robinson BagwellGood Granny👵🏻

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Jeanie LongYes

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Gary ByromYes

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Mutt A RoseUsed to roll a barrel on it's edge around town?

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Circa 1910 photos of the Duncan Fire Station located with City Hall on the South side of the 700 block of Main Street about where Bishop Electric is today. One view is looking South toward the Fire Station. The other view is looking North. The view looking North shows the Masonic Lodge on the right side of the picture that is two story. On the left side of the picture is the O'Neil building that is now the home of Arvest Bank. Visionable across the street is the old City National Bank building built in 1907. The photo is after 1907 but before 1911 when the street will be bricked. (photo from the Stephens County Historical Museum). ... See MoreSee Less

Circa 1910 photos of the Duncan Fire Station located with City Hall on the South side of the 700 block of Main Street about where Bishop Electric is today. One view is looking South toward the Fire Station. The other view is looking North. The view looking North shows the Masonic Lodge on the right side of the picture that is two story. On the left side of the picture is the ONeil building that is now the home of Arvest Bank. Visionable across the street is the old City National Bank building built in 1907. The photo is after 1907 but before 1911 when the street will be bricked. (photo from the Stephens County Historical Museum).

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Kyle CollinsThe first Fire Wagon horses 🐴 names were John and Joe.

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Elizabeth Pitts-HibbardMy parents' house in Timbergate was one of the first on Overland and it was built in the late 70s. At the time it was called Williams West, though. The neighborhood didn't connect to Plato until a few years later.

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Phyllis Jane KeithThe Rayburn Addition was built on the east side in the early 50's!

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Nancy Frensley StorrieThe. Chestnut. Homes along the. Chisholm trail were built in the late 50's

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Sammye AndJohnny PhelpsCotton Additon.

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LaVonna Farmer FunkhouserClampitt Oaks in north Duncan off of Country Club Road was mostly developed in the 80’s, I believe. When we bought our home in 1991, the neighborhood still had 4-5 empty lots, which have since been built upon. Roads are Clampitt, Spencer, Robert, Kristin, Jacquelyn, and Daryl.

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Genie NarvaizMy greatgrandparents (Spurgin) owned land and built a house at 115 E Walnut, since before the depression. Very likely in the teen years of the century or earlier. My grandparents (Spurgin) lived there through the depression (1930s). He drove a cab and she worked at Duncan Laundry, (My sister worked there in the 1970s.) I spent part of my elementary school years at Lee, living on Walnut (1960s). I dont think its an addition. Is it?

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Sammye AndJohnny PhelpsCotton addition between 5th and north D or Devonwood. Neal Cotton and brother developed it. I lived on C. In the 50's.

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Neil RosserThere are some aerial pics of various parts of Duncan from years past - they’re fascinating. Kyle Collins will post them in this group from time to time and they show places and roads that we knew later, that at the time of the pics are just fields or plains, or two-lane roads where Hwy 81 ended up for example. Really interesting.

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Kyle CollinsWhere is Duncan High School ???

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Kyle CollinsWhere is Walmart and Elk Plaza ???

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Kyle CollinsWhat’s school is this ???

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Kyle CollinsWhat school ???

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Neil RosserSo many questions! So much mystery!!

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Kyle CollinsThis school was built with no neighborhood around !!

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Brent SannerWhisenhunt

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Brent SannerStagestand

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Bonny Strachen -CurtisWhere was this located

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Kyle CollinsThis area is off 10th street.

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Genie NarvaizDo you have dates for these pictures Kyle?

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Kyle CollinsMost are 1956.

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Ross Reedermy brother and his wife built in the Tanglewood Addition developed by Jonny Blalack in the late 70's or early 80's. Lots of homes there now, not so many then.

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Colleen Kirk PollockThis pic is Mark Twain I see the house where I grew up

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Kevin CurtisOur house at 514 N. ‘L’ Street was the third house built on that street and it was built in 1957.

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Jon HoardIt it Mark Twain. Looks similar to a picture I posted a while back that was identified as M T.

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Sandra Schornick Harris ReederMama & Daddy bought the house at 703 North D Street In January 1950. It was the only house for sale in Duncan at the time.

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Ok , here’s another one , does anybody know anything about the make out point , which was called Petticoat Hill , ewwwwwww , some good things went down on that hill , hehehehehe ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Rick BlackLol. Lost my class ring there.

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Shari 'Miller' StandridgeI had fun there!

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Angelo Haislip Jr.That sucks Rick , but I’m sure there where quit a few things lost there , hehehehe .

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LavonnaandRonnie PruittHad some crazy times there but lots of good memories.

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Terri L MitchellYep! And there use to be a lot of parties there too!

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Don BrysonHad a LOT of fun up there . Beautiful view of the city lights!

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Amanda EmersonOh, my! In Duncan, USA? Goodness gracious! (Yes! I spent a lot of time there! Great place to have profound conversations.)

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Beverly Kirk PateWhen we had all that rain in the 80’s it washed out the original road. Since it was on private property the owner didn’t let them rebuild the road. And fenced the original sight off. So sad I miss the view.

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Dina Howard VaughanWe had a huge party out there.. was having fun until the cops got called...lol

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Don BrysonMike"Tank" Fisher and I got stuck, 4 wheelin my mom's 76 dodge Polaris, "the green lizard"; during an epic thunderstorm. Some good ol boy came along and tried pushing us out. Found out the hard way that the front end was plastic! Had to answer to mom! Way worse than the ride back in the back of a truck in a downpour! Cotton Hall had to use his semi wrecker to suck it out of knee deep gumbo!

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Cindy VickMy Grandmother (yes, Grandmother, she was a good marksman too) taught us how to shoot out there.

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Rheta Hines MullendoreI heard about it but never went there, my mom & dad had their bluff in on me. Lol

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Deborah DilbeckEast on old Hwy 7 in North side of the road

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Chris OldsPartied there on a couple of occassions... remember someone falling out of my car and down the hill ... took forever to locate them... no bones broken... just one of the things I had happen...

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Judy Humphrey VitoloYou guys sound like Beevis and Butthead .

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Brent SannerOur long time family friends leased that land and we spent several hours up there people watching

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Kelli LittleHappy hill yes

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Lou KnottThat's what Daddy always called it. Happy Hill.

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Jacky Price Moore😁

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Jan Bennett GillespieMany parties right there....I'm surprised some people aren't still there passed out!

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George JohnsonWe had fun cork busting there!!

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Rodney Martin👍🏻👍🏻😈

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Camellia Howell Fosterpetty coat Hill and happy Hill are two different places. you can see duncan lights from HH not the other

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Shelley MorrisDoes anyone remember the glowing grave??

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Kyle CollinsMine was Mrs. Kloninger in Cache, Oklahoma !!

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Lisa LawrenceMiss Lois Nigh -- Will Rogers in Duncan 1958. Many years later I had the privilege of teaching with Miss Nigh's sister, Maxine Renfro. She was just as sweet as Miss Nigh.

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Cova WilliamsMrs. Davis, Lee School

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Linda Sue Sanders WitteMiss Nigh at Will Rogers 1957.

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Mike Nancy GranthamMrs. Nigh. Will Rogers School.

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Melanie CroyMrs. Etolia Birmingham, Meridian Grade School.

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Linda BakerMrs. Gayle, Marlow Grade School

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Danny MooreMrs Lana, Lee Elem!!!

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Jimmy D BumpasMrs McCormick at liberty elementary

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September HesbrookMiss lents and miss Milton Empire elementary

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Susan Jo Andrews PowersMrs. White at Emerson.

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Ross ReederMrs. Hallack(?) Mark Twain Elementary

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Karla Mitchell-WilsonMrs. Desilva, Emerson elementary

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Don LittigMiss Tunnel at Lee.

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Chris YarbroughMrs. White @ Woodrow Wilson

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Lynn Waggoner AinsworthMrs Birmingham at Meridian.

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James R. WilliamsMrs.White at Lee Elementary in Duncan.

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Nancy Frensley StorrieMrs. White at. Emerson

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Shelley MorrisMiss Nigh. Will Rogers.

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Jon HoardMrs. Hoffman, Irving

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Brent BlankenshipMrs. Kovar @ Woodrow Wilson

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Betty Sharp BettsMrs. Hoffman - Irving

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Tom ByrdMrs. Hoffman, Irving

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Bj Yates HarveyI am Too old For this mess 😂

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Jana LoweMrs. Zuma Smith, Empire

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Jeff BurkOne of my favorite stores

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Paula GarySure do! Used to go there with my Pa-Pa often. They still have one in Lawton, or did couple years ago.

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Marvin S WatkinsCheap Levi 501's

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Paula GaryThey had little bit of EVERYTHING there, huh?!

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Jeff BurkLawtons closed

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Linda K. BakerYes! Started out as a place that bought product left in stores that had gone out of business due to a fire. Some times you could actually smell smoke in the clothes. Later, probably just got stuff from stores going out of business, but it was the best place to buy jeans!!!

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Linda K. BakerIs that a '61 chevy?

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Sandi Smith KohlerMy dad loved this store. I think I still have some things around with the surplus city price sticker on them.

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Mike ArmorMy mother worked there.

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Jimmy R MitchellWho is that guy??? Looks kinda like Jerry Jenkins that he and his dad had a radiator shop on east main in Duncan.

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Deanna HamesThat guy is my Dad ,Dee Wilkinson.

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Johnny ZumwaltI worked at the one in Duncan in the 80's. A lot of people bought their boots, jeans, and hardware there.

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John GreeningI bought a ton of stuff there, from clothing to sleeping bags. Shawn Carroll and I used to buy old artillery crates there and make toolboxes out of them.

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Georganne Hurt-HamptonYep, I worked there when it burnt down.

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Sheila MclendonSure do

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Brenda FarmerIt began as an Army surplus store as my husband got some Army forks and a canteen there around 1960

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Hayden KnoxGot all of my Boy Scout camping gear there. I remember a lot of toys sold the during the Christmas season.

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Carol Blackburn ShipleyIt did have great jeans and it was the only store that was open on Sunday afternoon.

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Earl McCombsYes love to go there

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Mullins Ernest-SusanBought my first baseball glove there!

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Tonya Scott-MorrisJimmy R Mitchell what do you remember about Jenks Radiator Shop?

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Craig CarmanWhen my grand father Andy would come to town he would take us to Surplus City and make my brother Clark and I keep our hands in our pockets so we wouldn't play with stuff. Carla Carman Felix were you on any of these outings? You would have been 9 yrs old or younger when Andy passed.

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Beverly Aldridge GrangeYep. Sure do.

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Richard MarksI remember the original store being where Quality/Holiday Inn is now.

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Patti Green YatesI think that was our families favorite store back in the day

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Elizabeth Green CollinsWhat a cutie!

6 years ago
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Phyllis HarringtonMy sister Kathy is second from left on the back row.

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Colleen BestIs the boy on 1st row 4th from the left Mike Wylder?

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Sam Amerson????, ????, ????, Mike Wyler, ????, Randy Freel. ????, Delana Dwyer, ???? Armstrong, Jan Huff, ????, Sandra Moore, ????, ????. ????, ?????, Reggie Creekmore, Donna Farmer, Rick Slifer, ????, ????. ????, ????, Jerry Hire, Bobby Lewis, Toni Lansford, Sam Amerson, Darla ????, Mrs. Katrina Mona White Presswood

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Sam Amersonclick on the photo, i updated the names i knew

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Pam O'Neal GonzalezDarla Ellis next to you. I think that's Katrina Campbell next ot Rick Slifer?

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Saundra Walling MackeyOn the end-Darla ellis

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Steve CampbellFirst row, second from left is Randy Burks.

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Shyrle DavisI recognize several

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Darla Ellis BowersLove this

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Darla Ellis BowersI went to Lee in the first grade the rest at Woodrow Wilson

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Gayla LunaI am on the front row far left.

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