Art Carmer Interview
Art Carmer was a Hennessey architect and businessman who, with his camera, recorded images of Hennessey, many of which have been added to this website.
Kyla LaPorte Interviewing Art Carmer

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Jack Funderburg

When Jack Funderburg turned down the opportunity to go to Houston and work for Duncan Haliburton Cementers, he didn't know his life was about to be committed to service in the Lacy/Hennessey schools. He recounts his coming to Lacy as a teacher and subsequent move to Hennessey as a coach and then on into administration. He explains his philosophy of discipline to Arlene Poteet and Helen Cline in October of 2010.

The Interview

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Marie Barr

Marie Barr, daughter of '89ers, gives her recollections of her parents run into old Oklahoma and their early life, including adventures with outlaws.

Growing Up in the Territory

 

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Ralph Enix, Druggist

Ralph Enix, Kingfisher County druggist, talks of the early days in Kingfisher County. He describes the first pharmacies in Oklahoma, as well as recreation and entertainments of the time.

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Floyd and Lovie James, Brother and Sister

Floyd James began school at 4 years of age, walked away from the 9th grade, joined the Navy, and returned to make a good life in Hennessey. He and his sister, Lovie, share with Helen Cline and Arlene Poteet reminiscences of their life in the Lacy/Hennessey area.

Interview with Helen Cline and Arlene Poteet

 

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Bill Jones and His Adventurous Family

Bill Jones shares the adventures of his pioneer family, including Grandpa Sloan who was 16 when he made the run, and who, when he tried to buy a piece of land next to his, was told by the land agent that he was too young to make the transaction, but the territory needed young people and he would be allowed to make the purchase.

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Growing Up Ortman

Gaylord Ortman, son of Garwood and Hutoka Ortman, Hennessey theatre owners, joins Arlene Poteet and Helen Cline in remembering growing up in the Ortman Theatre and the Ranch Room.

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Lela at 98

Beloved teacher Lela Racer, interviewed by Arlene Poteet and Helen Cline in 2007, recounts the adventures of 98 happy years in the Hennessey area.

Interview with Helen Cline and Arlene Poteet

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