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This exhibit opening is delayed. *COVID19 pandemic “Looking Through Indian Eyes” will feature the art of Brent Learned, who is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. The show is April 2[...]

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Chisholm Trail 150


John Carlos Fisher

Real Cowboys on the Chisholm Trail: John Carlos Fisher

John Carlos Fisher 
December 19, 1902 – August 11, 1965

Second generation rancher, John C. Fisher, had many people wondering in the Depression years if he was making a sensible purchase. He bought land at a dirt-cheap price, to farm. Nobody else wanted the 2,300 acres near Hill and Beaver Creeks in southern Oklahoma. (It was located near what is today, State Highway 7, between Duncan and Lawton, near Central High.)
Fisher decided it was perfect for his Hereford ranching operation which, by the way, prospered.

Even while running a cattle ranch, Fisher served as superintendent of Marlow Public Schools for 20 years, 1928-1948. His wife, Dortha D. (Leach) Fisher helped him with many of the tasks, including making sure all the ranch hands were fed.

Much of the land remains in his granddaughter’s care, yet some of it has been sectioned and sold.

Fisher’s father, began homesteading in… Continue reading