Did You Know...?
The Hotchkiss Grocery Store at 404 West McKinley was robbed by two men. Three officers responded and sped to the scene. Officer Fred Archer was thrown from the car while riding (hanging) off the side of the patrol car. The other officers, Frank Vest and E.O. Edwards, did not stop to attend Archer, but instead proceeded to the store in time to see one of the robbers run out of the store and jump into a waiting automobile. The chase was on and several shots were fired. During the chase the robbers doubled back and by this time Archer had recovered enough to fire shots at the fleeing criminals. The officers following the robbers then lost sight of the speeding car and the robbers sped away. The only things taken from the store were a few cigars and five pieces of bacon*. (Sapulpa Herald, June 1, 1931)
*This store was robbed only a few weeks ago when a large amount of stock was taken.
Sapulpa Historical Society has new blog series to be posted every Friday.
The new blog series, "Then and Now," has 4 segments to teach Creek County history.
First Friday's segment: 'Sapulpa Showcase' shares an artifact-of-the-month in the museum.
Second Friday's segment: 'Historical Highlight' tells a little tidbit about the town's history.
Third Friday's segment: 'Society Sights' shows a then-and-now image of a local business.
Fourth Friday's segment: 'Museum Moments' features life in the museum world.
Catch Sapulpa’s new blog series “Then and Now” every Friday right here !