Then and Now image of Sapulpa...
(Then) 1916: 502 S Water St (and neighborhood) of young Luther Harper. Photograph taken by Roscoe Frye. Frye was among the first Sapulpa men to be killed in World War I*.
(Now): 2016: 502 S Water (and neighborhood).
*Four men from Sapulpa were selected to become officers in the Army. They were Curt D. Edgerton (former Justice of the Peace), Edward M. Lotridge (former Justice of the Peace), J. Ben Braden (former Assistant County Attorney), and D. Roscoe Frye (former Linotype Operator for the Herald). All had been drafted, and members of the 179th Brigade of the 19th Division. The war department rules allowed for 10% of the men to apply for officers training; only 1.7% were taken, however. Rosco Frye was later killed in action. The local American Legion Post was named after him. (Sapulpa Herald, January 5, 1918).
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 !