Did You Know...
(Sapulpa Herald, August 5, 1944) The Herald would publish stories about local service men almost on a daily basis during World War I and World War II. One was about T-Sgt Leon Rainwater who had just completed his 35th mission over Europe (during WWII). He was at a hospital recovering from nerve shock and ear injuries. He planned on being home soon. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Rainwater and husband to Edith Rainwater.*
*Bonus* Leon (known as Roy) Rainwater opened a jewelry store, Rainwater Jewelry, in 1956. The second article above talks about the store celebrating its 40th Anniversary.
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 !