They Left Their Mark In Oakford, 1872

Porky Jim Thomas Saloon
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Above picture is an interior view of the old saloon that was in operation before 1900, located where Mrs. Orval Lounsberry's residence is today. It just isn't possible to compile the Oarford Pictorial History and not include the above picture, because every family of the community relates stories that happened in "Porky;s" saloon. "Porky" was big man, 300 pounds. Mrs. Nora Armstrong, years ago recalled that he was a good man; good to his family and neighbors, even if he did run the town saloon.



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