They Left Their Mark In Oakford, 1872

Modern Woodman of America
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Modern Woodman of Oakford. The history of the Oakford Lodge has been published in another section; however we used the above picture so you may identify Oakford residents mention in other chapters of THEY LEFT THEIR MARK.

Front Row:
John Green, Nelson Dick, Unknown, John Whitley, Dr.J.J. Bolinger, Henry Pestel, Dick Stith, George Sloan.
Middle Row:
Bob Meyers, Jacob Garber, Bob Anderson, John Short, Unknown, Dave Lee, James Burgett, Pete Stienkruger
Back Row:
Schoolteacher Walters, Henry Baker, Henry Webner, Unknown, John Armstrong, John Benson, Unknown, Joe Bailey, Unknown, Unknown.

Modern Woodman of America
"Log Rolling Champs"

During the year 1900 the Modern Woodman had organized their log rolling team and traveled to Athens for a big even with the Oakford band traveling along with them for encouragement. The Oakford team won first prize of $25. Later that year they traveled to Ashland again winning the championship and the $25 purse. Practicing was one of the big pastimes for the crew during the year. In 1901 it was decided to have the picture taken of the crew which how hangs in the Oakford Post Office. The members are left to right, Joe Jackson, Addison Lynn, Francis Ledbetter, Rob or Curt Lynn, Luther Lynn, Cyrus Lounsberry, Frank King, Albert Dick. Joe Bailey and M.O. Atterberry.



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