Tuesday Trivia: September 15, 2020

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Field Brothers Kerr Mac Service Station in Pauls Valley. Photo courtesy The Library of Congress

Field Brothers Kerr Mac Service Station in Pauls Valley. Photo courtesy The Library of Congress

Long before it became the epicenter of Okie Noodling and the site of the Toy & Action Figure Museum, Pauls Valley was the home of Ela-Teecha, a Chickasaw woman, and her husband Smith Paul, a European-American born in North Carolina. Paul had traveled through the area on a wagon train to California and found the soil in the area was incredibly fertile. When the Chickasaw people were relocated to Indian Territory in 1837, Paul went with them and helped found the settlement that would someday bear his name.

Despite Pauls Valley sitting squarely in what is now Oklahoma, the community was assigned to a different state when the U.S. Postal Service reached the area.

Which state's postal service initially “claimed” Pauls Valley before Oklahoma statehood?

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