Where’s the salt?

By Bunny Baker

In the early 1890’s Bristow was only an Indian Trading Post, consisting of tobacco and leather goods, when the early settlers, like my grandparents, had to bring all their needs with them in their covered wagon, which included basic food necessities.

An elderly aunt told me that she was a little girl when they made the trip from Missouri to Indian Territory and when they were crossing a little creek, a wagon wheel hit a rock causing a barrel of flour to fall over. The flour spilled over her and she almost suffocated.

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