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Fred V. Tucker Collection

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: WHC-M-1393

Scope and Contents


Rancher. A photocopy of an unpublished manuscript by Tucker, untitled, regarding the life and times in territorial Kenton, Oklahoma and the surrounding region. Tucker was an early resident. Fred V. Tucker Photograph Collection also in repository.

A collection of “unrelated incidents of the Old West” collected by Tucker:

  • "Grey Wolves"
  • "Stampedes"
  • "Indian Loyalty"
  • "Indian Dinner"
  • "Men Only Show"
  • "Indian Code of Honor"
  • "The Camp Meeting"
  • "The Hungry Tramp"
  • "Black Jack Ketchum" (Thomas Edward Ketchum)
  • "Man and Horse"
  • "Ambush"
  • "Joe the Rustler"
  • "Dan Brogan"
  • "Traveler in Handcuffs"
  • "White Caps"
  • "Bud and Crip"
  • "Pickens in Fords Store"
  • "Good Shot"
  • "The Duel"
  • "Uncle Ned Prays for Rain"
  • "The Houd Family", about the first family to locate in what was later No Man's Land in the Oklahoma Panhandle
  • "Cowboy Prankster", about Bill Bowan
  • "Burgess Killing"
  • "English Luncheon"
  • "Doctor Enlow"
  • "The Buggy Ride"
  • "Indian Hospitality"
  • "$50 Reward"
  • "Revenge?"
  • "Doctor Slack"
  • "F.B. Drew", about Fairchild Barnum Drew, a pioneer merchant in Kenton
  • "Willis Mears", one of Kenton, Oklahoma's early citizens
  • "Indian Trackers"
  • "Old Joe's Son"
  • "Ranch Cook"
  • "The Derby"
  • "Oxen"
  • "The Cultivator"
  • "Cherokee Strip"
  • "Saldon Court"
  • "Tragedy at 2 Heart Ranch"
  • "Indian Jess"
  • "Bill Sumter and Indians"
  • "Moonshiners"
  • Dates

    • ca. 1940


    Restrictions on Access

    Available for public access.


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    Language of Materials


    Ownership and Custodial History

    Gift of Fred Tucker.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Manuscripts (for publication): Source of acquisition--Tucker, Fred. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1979.

    Description rules
    Language of description
    Script of description
    Code for undetermined script

    Repository Details

    Part of the Western History Collections Repository

    630 Parrington Oval
    Room 300
    Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States