Unknown map looking down into his coffee cup with a mischievious lookUnknown woman giving a sardonic look to the man across the picture

 

But a hunded years later,

the sparks still fly between the man and the woman in the foreground, and we realize this is why history calls to us. It is our story, as fresh as the wink of an eye, as immediate as tonight's dinner date, or the quick cup of coffee with a significant other. History is our story, retold at every campfire, in every quick shop, and the lessons there are never out of time.


The dreams, the hopes, the aspirations and achievements of the Hennessey People are the heart of our story.

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Oral Histories

In 1977, Hennessey students equipped with cassette recorders visited older residents and asked questions about the early days. The resultant tapes provide a living history of this representative '89er town. The original recordings were given to Phillips University in Enid for permanent archives. When Phillips was sold, many of the tapes were lost, but some are now at the Snyder Center. In the same spirit, Arlene Poteet and Helen Cline began recording voices in the new millennium, capturing memories of the 1930s to the present.

 

Link to The Oral Interviews

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