Collinsville, Oklahoma
May 17, 2018 (Online June 5th)
Second 1950's History Tour
Chamber Of Commerce Presentation - Photos & Walking Tour Downtown
Megan Edwards (center) was showing historic photos to match the location of Linda's Wilson's tour group to contrast with the current view of those downtown buildings. Cindy Reed was showing the same photos for the Ron Evans group May 17th.
For example showing the location of Doc Layton's office (X above as it no longer exists after a 1977 fire and the upper right windows below in the 1949 photo) . And adding to the possible confusion the 1949 photos shows Henry's 5 and dime store a block further west than most folks would later remember in the 1950's.

It changed from year to year in the 1950's... but this is a partial list of Collinsville businesses in 1958. These Class of 1958 graduates will be celebrating their 60th anniversary this June 2018.
Press Release
For Immediate Release


Collinsville, OK (April 30, 2018) – Back by popular demand, the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce is planning a second historic walking tour of downtown Collinsville for Thursday, May 17. The tour will begin at 6:00 pm inside Herron’s Crown Opry Theater at 1015 W Main Street.

Tour attendees will be given a glimpse at life in Collinsville in the 1950s, when Collinsville was the hub of excitement for surrounding towns. The event will begin with a slideshow of photos/videos and short introduction to Collinsville history, then groups will head out to walk the streets of downtown Collinsville. Guests will be treated to fun and interesting stories of the people and businesses that shaped our town. The evening will conclude with refreshments inside the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce office at 1126 W Main Street.

Admission price is only $10 per person. There will be a limit of 25 people per tour group. Be sure to contact the office today to reserve your spot, as spaces are expected to sell quickly!

For more information, please contact Megan Edwards at or 918.371.4703.


Previous Coverage
5/17/2018 History tour redo (pre-Tweet)
Back by popular demand, Collinsville Chamber to host second 1950s historic walking tour -- By Art Haddaway (Owasso Reporter News Editor) 5/2/2018

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