They Left Their Mark In Oakford, 1872

Oakford Ball Players
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Oakford was known for its love of sports. There always seemed to be a team at Oakford whether other nearby towns formed a team or not. Some of the Oakford teams were called: Oakford Reindeers, Merchants, Grays and Reds. The above picture is of some of the early players: H. Lancaster, John Helslider, and Jim Whitley. Dr. Russell was very active in his early years and managed the salaried team when Oakford played many big teams from the larger cities.



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