#1: The Nation Guard photo was taken in the 1960s. The former Lee Building
is on a corner. -- Ted -- Monday July 3rd 1:45pm
Hint#2: The National
Guard photo was taken in September 1967. -- Ted -- Wed. July 5th 5:30pm
Dana Short, Mystery Man, Linda Fleming
and Susan Branen are the initial prize winners with partial answers.
I'll add one more hint below for part A only and answers for B &
Maybe the "emergency" was not here? -- Ted -- Friday July
Winton is the part A winner. She correctly answered that the
National Guard was using Collinsville's Main Street as a practice location.
There was no actual emergency here. (see 1967 stories below).
The contest is now closed.
-- Ted 10:30pm Fri. July 7th
B: The T. A. Lee Building (built in 1911) is now called the Bayouth
Building. The Central High School in the
1913 story was built in 1912 and torn down in 1971 and was at the current
middle school campus on 14th Street between Spring and Center. The Collinsville
Carniege Library was built in 1917. The
town's "library" books were in several different building
before that permanent home was completed.
C: The 3 locations are the current and former locations of the Verdigris
Valley Electric Cooperative (VVEC) which began here in 1938.