On Apr 24, 1904, a cyclone ripped out of the south, swept through the heart of Fairland to claim four lives and left a dozen persons injured. Twenty to Twenty-Five frame home and business buildings were lifted from their foundations. About fifteen of these were leveled. The dead: Mrs. Mary Lamar, Mrs. John Lemaster, Arthur Braught and Curtis Houk's baby. Injured were: Clarence Roller, Mrs. Dial, Mrs. Willie Pendergraft, W. C. Arcutt's baby, James Hardin, John Lemaster, Curtian and wife, D. M. Carter and Mrs. George Arnhart.
Ottawa County, Indian Territory / Oklahoma Early Newspaper Fragments
Fairland, Picher, Quapaw and Wyandotte, 1895-1934