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Fort Gibson Post (Newspaper) - February 18, 1909, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma FORT 38, 1909. LINCOLN A Representative Gathering at Muskogee Honor Memory of the Great One of the most magnificent gatherings of Republicans ever held in the city of assembled around the banquet in the Turner hotel last Friday night in commemoration of the memory of Abraham and in observance of the centennial of his At least two hundred and fifty guest were assembled at the four and the capacity of the spacious dining room was taxed to the limit From the corners of the room and from the massive rafters in graceful folds and constituting the only decoration and on page 8.) STATE SCHOOL FORT Lincoln's Favorite why should the spirit of mortal be proud Like a swift fleeting a fast flying A flash of the a break of the He passes from life to his rest in the The leaves of the oak and the willow shall Be scattered around and together be And the young and the and the low and the high Shall molder to dust and together shall The infant and the mother attended and The mother that infant's affection who The husband that mother and infant who are away to their dwellings of The maid on whose on whose in Shone beauty and triumphs are And the memory of those who loved and Are alike from the minds of the living The hand of the that the scepter hath The brow of the priest that the mitre hath The eye of the sage and the heart of the Are hidden and lost in the of the The peasant whose lot was to sow and to The who climbed with his goats up the The beggar who wandered in search of his Have faded away like the grass that we The saint who enjoyed the communion of The sinner who dared to remain The wise and the the guilty and Have quietly mingled their bones in the So the multitude like the flower and the That wither away to let others succeed So the multitude even those we To repeat every tale that has often been For we are the same that our fathers have We see the same sights that our fathers have We drink the same and we feel the same And run the same course that our fathers have The thoughts we are thinking our fathers would From the death we are shrinking they too would To the life we are clinging they too would But it speeds from the earth like a bird on the but their story we cannot They but the hearts of the haughty is They but no wail from their slumbers will They but the voice of their gladness is They they and we things that are Who walk on the turf that lies over their Who make in ther dwellings a transient Meet the changes they met on their pilgrimage hope and and pleasure and Are mingled together in sunshine and And the smile and the and the song and the Still follow each other like surge upon 'Tis the twink of an 'tis the draught of a From the blossom of health to the paleness of From the gilded salon to the bier and the why should the spirit of mortal be STATE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND To be Located at Fort is tbe Promise of a Majority of the State Legislators now in so that by tbe time the permanent building for toe State blind school are ready to Gibson will be greatly especially when the big 4am on Grand The citizens of Fort Gibson guarantee to furnish a suitable site lor the site that will meet the approval of the State locating Some Dr. Rogers has about 500 acres of potatoes and intends to plant about 200 more The was in extra fine shape this There are several parties here who plant from 50 to 100 About two-thirds of the crop is already There is likely to be several thousand car loads of potatoes shipped from Fort Gibson in and perhaps as many second in Fort That the State school for the temporarily located here by act of the State will be permanently located in Fort there is little as a majority of the State legislators have so About 10 agr this school first established here by Miss Lura Rowland Mrs. and has been maintained here eince that time mostly through her assisted by tbe people of Fort Gibson and her husb Willi river the veur The cemetery is located about a mile from to which a fiae Macadam road will be constructed the coining Near this road are several fine sites for the which caa be h miles connected by line to the mouth of Grand less 3 miles distant from Fort to be extended to this Water works are to be put side walks to be and tl improvements to be Brief Sketch of the Finest Townsite in the New FORT GIBSON is a fine natural situated on Grand river three miles Arkansas and where they and is about half way between Fort and It has two trunk railroad the Mo. Pacific and besides river and an electric car line a big dam to engender electric to be constructed oC acres of rich bottom lands SCHOOL FOR THE grow Ufp of potatoes and all kinds of farm besides fruits pf all cherries and all kinds of small This s a fine grape where the fruit grow and never A third railroad is which is now being surveyed to miles thence to by way of Fort wood schools and abound only National cemetery in the new where rest the of 2470 of the Nation's honored some being noted Fort Gibson is among the most historic towns in the Here lived Gen. Jeff Henry M. Gen. Sam Mrs. Admiral and other noted Besides Washington the poet Gen. Gen. Albert Sidney Gen. R. Jas G. and other noted characters have sojourned and many historic landmarks Fort Gibson and vicinity abounds in beautiful natural along Grand picturesque delightful Fine rolling prairie extends to the north and an 1 ottom land to the oath and Triha has kept back the tot which is now coming to the Real estate is quite but in Come to Fort and see a town Call at this I Besides and being entitled to the school an account of its no town in the slate offers better Fort Gibson is located on a beautiful above beautiful Grand surrounded by beautiful natural There are two trunk lines running through the the Pacific and Frisco arts and healthy U known the that the U. S. Government selected this as the of one of the principal frontier Here is the clearest and beat water in the State There is fine boating oi Grand m which connects of the Th it is a fine SCENE IN $
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