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Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or email: wrightted@aol.com.
Collinsville, Oklahoma
Sept. 26, 2007
Oklahoma Centennial
9th in A Series
As We Approach Oklahoma's First Century As A State
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Sampling of Life
In Collinsville
1930 - 1939

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Ted Wright -- last update 9/26/2007 (OKCentennial9.html) www.cvilleok.com

Copyright 2007 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
This 1938 photo facing west on Collinsville's Main Street (form 10th Street) show the street lights (& posts) that were in the middle of Main Street until 1955 and cars parked between then.. The pavement in this 1938 photo still shows Collinsville bricks before many layers of asphalt were added over the years. (Photo provided by Amos Glover)
Location of Collinsville's "Cheese Factory" in the early 1930s (9th & Main) also known as "The Collinsville Plant of Tulsa Milk Producers Co-Operative Association, Inc.)
By September 1937 the same building was converted into the Collinsville Sale Barn with Saturday sales at 9th & Main for many, many years.
The undated photos below of Jim & Besse Keith with their horses and dogs were apparently from a rabbit hunt but Jim was well known for his numerous wolf hunts.
The Nusho movie theatre installed some type of air conditioning in 1939 (perhaps a water cooler?). The theatre was located in the building occupied by the current day Trinity Faith Church at 1107 W. Main (which has a 1950's room upstairs).
Barbers were commonly referred to as tonsorial artists. Mr. Boswell moved in 1935 to the location of the current day OK Barber Shop (2 door west of the Newspaper Museum).

Collinsville Cheese Factory

Depression Years

Football Flying Wedge Rules Change

Sale Barn Opened On Main

Wolf Hunt

1934 CHS Band

(& Cars)
Not Air Conditioned

$445 Chevy

Toby's Tent Show




I don't have names are all the members of the Collinsville High School Band in this 1934 photo (on the stage in the CHS gymnasium). I do recognize several including my Grandfather C.H. Wright (director) , my Dad (John Wright) and several uncles: Bill Wright (the youngster in the center), Roy Wright, Bob Wright, Marvin Evans, and Melvin Evans.
In 1933 you could buy a brand new Chevrolet for "$445 and up F.O.B. Flint, Michigan'".

The band and the pep club (& possibly the football) teams had to make their own transportation arrangements in 1933 for out of town games. The P.O.P. (plenty of pep?) squad apparently didn't like the band making more noise than their cheers.

The Collinsville band also played for Toby's Tent Show in 1934 (below). Toby and Dollie (Pilkington) Young were local actors who traveled all over the United States with their show for many years. Dollie was the daughter of Collinsville's fire chief and sister of Ish Pilkington