Howard Ranch: Donald Brown Howard

September 25, 2017 0
By Judy Wade Like his father and grandfather before him, Don Howard loved the wide-open spaces found in the heart of Jefferson County. He was born Aug. 5, 1923, one of six children born to […]

Howard Ranch: Noah and Wilton Howard

August 21, 2017 0
By Judy Wade “The Ranching Corridor” is a name appropriately applied to Highway 70 as it traverses southern Jefferson County from east to west. Several large ranches lie adjacent to it. The Howard Ranch is […]

Many Flags have flown over Jefferson County

March 1, 2017 0
By Judy Wade Texas can claim six flags have flown over it, but Jefferson County in Oklahoma can best that with the right to claim eleven. Spanish explorers brought their flag to the Southwest in […]

Monument Hill

May 30, 2016 0
By Judy Wade Northeast of the small community of Addington, Oklahoma is Monument Hill. Rising above it is a towering obelisk—a tribute to the Chisholm Trail and those who traveled it. Monument Hill is the […]

The Next Generation: Part Two

May 9, 2016 0
By Judy Wade Get up before dawn, gather a pasture of cattle to ship, go to school, come home, check some wheat pasture calves, go to the practice pen and, if it’s not a school […]