Frisco Depot Museum

Frisco Depot Museum Learn About the History of Choctaw County, the Frisco Railroad and Circus City USA. Visit Us Today in Downtown Hugo, Oklahoma. FREE ADMISSION

The Choctaw County Historical Society obtained control of the Frisco Depot in 1978 and began its restoration to form the Frisco Depot Museum. Restoration began in the Harvey House Restaurant and progressed thoughout both floors of the old depot. items of local and county-wide historical interest (artifacts, documents and pictures) are currently on display along with a miniature railroad, a miniature five-ring circus, Harvey Girl quarters and a moonshine still.

Frisco Engine 799 in rail yards at Hugo, Oklahoma in 1939.
02/22/2019

Frisco Engine 799 in rail yards at Hugo, Oklahoma in 1939.

Bearden Spring Singing SchoolOpened July 14, 1919Prof. T. R. TaylorClosed Today Aug. 7, 19?? (last two digits un-readabl...
02/06/2019

Bearden Spring Singing School
Opened July 14, 1919
Prof. T. R. Taylor
Closed Today Aug. 7, 19?? (last two digits un-readable)

Hugo High School, class of 1938-1939 at their 1979 reunion.
11/09/2018

Hugo High School, class of 1938-1939 at their 1979 reunion.

Hugo High School band on the steps of High School in 1940.
11/07/2018

Hugo High School band on the steps of High School in 1940.

Rotary Club of Hugo, Oklahoma
10/11/2018

Rotary Club of Hugo, Oklahoma

Norm Pence (right) of the Choctaw County Historical Society and the Frisco Depot Museum spoke to our club about the history of our town, the depot, and the museum. Featured in the photo is one of the museum's latest finds, a 50 year reunion book for the Hugo High Class of 1926. Also pictured are Rotarian Will Smith (left) and Club President Colby Bryant (center).

Tombstone of Samuel Guy "Pat" Spring, 1/23/1886 - 10/6/1896 in Springs Chapel Cemetery, Hugo, OK. Died of burns received...
03/10/2018

Tombstone of Samuel Guy "Pat" Spring, 1/23/1886 - 10/6/1896 in Springs Chapel Cemetery, Hugo, OK. Died of burns received in a house fire. Photo by Frances Imon.

Carnival at Jackson & Broadway in Hugo OK circa 1945. Both are real photo postcards and one has this inscription: "These...
02/23/2018

Carnival at Jackson & Broadway in Hugo OK circa 1945. Both are real photo postcards and one has this inscription: "These are the pictures of the carnival we had last week. As you can see it was on the streets up town. It sure was a nice clean one."

Hugo High School Class of 1917 - Margaret Banister, Marie Barnes, Rhea Brazell, Wayne Bronaugh, Wilson Bronaugh, Hallie ...
01/23/2018

Hugo High School Class of 1917 - Margaret Banister, Marie Barnes, Rhea Brazell, Wayne Bronaugh, Wilson Bronaugh, Hallie Burrus, Bessie Mae Chandler, Pearl Clay, Grace Crawford, Forrest Darrough, Benjamin Dean, Ennis DeWeese, Dickson, Luther Dorothy Durland, Noel Evans, Mabel Fitzjohn, Clay Hughes, Rodney Hughes, Abner Jordan, Eliza Mae Lee, Mona Lee, Grey Pittman, Gertrude Reid, Helen Reynolds, Gay Scarbrough, Elizabeth Tutton, Ethel Weddington, Mattie Bell Wight, Hope Womack, Sidney Wright, Harold Yerby

Hugo High School Class of 1915 - Clarice Daughtry, Jack Dodd, Moss Evington, Alver Gill, John Hall, Frankie Horne, Georg...
01/18/2018

Hugo High School Class of 1915 - Clarice Daughtry, Jack Dodd, Moss Evington, Alver Gill, John Hall, Frankie Horne, Georgia Johnson, Irene Johnson, Jennie Jones, Claude Kimmons, Laura Leard, Ethel Phillips, Pauline Walden, Robert Warren, John Wight

Hugo High School Class of 1913 - Elizabeth Dean, Lucy McMahan, Fae Musgrove, Archie Wallace, Rose Wallace, Vee Womack
01/15/2018

Hugo High School Class of 1913 - Elizabeth Dean, Lucy McMahan, Fae Musgrove, Archie Wallace, Rose Wallace, Vee Womack

Hugo High School Class of 1914 - Inez Barker, Ruth Dinwiddie, Virginia Downs, Wyatt Freeman, Frankie Harris, Mary Ella M...
01/11/2018

Hugo High School Class of 1914 - Inez Barker, Ruth Dinwiddie, Virginia Downs, Wyatt Freeman, Frankie Harris, Mary Ella Margrave, Edwinnie Pyle, Florence Rivers, Mae Steen

Tulsa Model A Club at Frisco Depot Museum on 10/28/2017
10/29/2017

Tulsa Model A Club at Frisco Depot Museum on 10/28/2017

Office at City Hall, possibly as early as 1908. Dr. Robert L. Jones (with pipe)  is perched on the stool. The others are...
10/26/2017

Office at City Hall, possibly as early as 1908. Dr. Robert L. Jones (with pipe) is perched on the stool. The others are unknown. From the Joe Wilkins Collection.

Lobby of Belmont Hotel at Duke & A Streets circa 1927. From left to right: man with back to camera-Mr Walk or Walker, Sa...
10/23/2017

Lobby of Belmont Hotel at Duke & A Streets circa 1927. From left to right: man with back to camera-Mr Walk or Walker, Salesman; Carl Sager, proprietor; Walter Leard (with face blurred); Unknown behind stove; Sam Monroe, Day Porter; Mr. Johnson, boarder; Jennie Lynn Sager; Eugene Knox, Jr., Desk Clerk. Photo is from the Joe Wilkins Collection.

John Garner in front of the Corner Grocery at Jackson & 5th Streets in Hugo, OK in 1953. Photo is from the  Joe Wilkins ...
10/20/2017

John Garner in front of the Corner Grocery at Jackson & 5th Streets in Hugo, OK in 1953. Photo is from the Joe Wilkins collection.

The Palace Theater located on the west side of north Broadway. It burnt in the 1930s.
10/13/2017

The Palace Theater located on the west side of north Broadway. It burnt in the 1930s.

Hall Mercantile, an early business in Hugo.
10/11/2017

Hall Mercantile, an early business in Hugo.

Postcard showing a "Birdseye view, Frisco Shops" in Hugo, Okla. The message on the back is dated 6/1/1908 and it is post...
10/03/2017

Postcard showing a "Birdseye view, Frisco Shops" in Hugo, Okla. The message on the back is dated 6/1/1908 and it is postmarked in Orton, Ark. on 6/11/1908. It was published by Keller Drug Co. in Hugo.

The R. L. and Ester Cares home in Grant, Oklahoma.
09/05/2017

The R. L. and Ester Cares home in Grant, Oklahoma.

Walter Hopkins Lumber Company, Moyers, Oklahoma. Company's narrow gauge railroad, October 18, 1915.
09/02/2017

Walter Hopkins Lumber Company, Moyers, Oklahoma. Company's narrow gauge railroad, October 18, 1915.

Interior of City Drug Store, Hugo, Oklahoma in 1925. Gene Powell is behind the counter on the right.
08/29/2017

Interior of City Drug Store, Hugo, Oklahoma in 1925. Gene Powell is behind the counter on the right.

Bearden  Family residence southeast of Hugo, OK, circa 1905. Bearden Springs school and road were named for this family.
08/11/2017

Bearden Family residence southeast of Hugo, OK, circa 1905. Bearden Springs school and road were named for this family.

Long Creek School, approximately 5 miles NW of Hugo, OK.
08/02/2017

Long Creek School, approximately 5 miles NW of Hugo, OK.

Hugo, Oklahoma circa 1910 - Paving East Jackson Street east of 5th Street - Hardt Studio real photo postcard.
07/30/2017

Hugo, Oklahoma circa 1910 - Paving East Jackson Street east of 5th Street - Hardt Studio real photo postcard.

Swink,Oklahoma - 1933 Frisco Passenger Train hit Hale Hausell truck driven by Melvin Hanson who was killed.
07/19/2017

Swink,Oklahoma - 1933 Frisco Passenger Train hit Hale Hausell truck driven by Melvin Hanson who was killed.

The First Hugoites. This photo was found in a box of items retrieved from storage.  The write-up below the photo explain...
07/14/2017

The First Hugoites. This photo was found in a box of items retrieved from storage. The write-up below the photo explains what it is.

William Judson Holloway   12/15/1888 – 1/28/1970Born in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, educated at Ouachita College and he was...
05/18/2017

William Judson Holloway 12/15/1888 – 1/28/1970
Born in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, educated at Ouachita College and he was appointed principal of the Elementary School in Hugo, Oklahoma. He received a law degree from Cumberland University in 1914 and opened a law office in Hugo. In 1916, he was elected Choctaw County Prosecuting Attorney. He was elected to the State Senate 1920 and became president pro tempore of the senate during his second term. He was elected lieutenant governor in 1926, and became governor after Gov. Johnston was impeached and removed from office. After 1931 he left politics and opened a law office in Oklahoma City.

Eagleberger watermelon harvest - including one that weighs 137 pounds.
05/18/2017

Eagleberger watermelon harvest - including one that weighs 137 pounds.

Dr. Edgar Johnson.  He had a medical clinic above the Citizen's State Bank (now BancFirst) in Hugo OK.
05/16/2017

Dr. Edgar Johnson. He had a medical clinic above the Citizen's State Bank (now BancFirst) in Hugo OK.

R. M. Fry Lumber Company’s creosoting plant. photo by Draftsman Studio, Hugo, OK
05/11/2017

R. M. Fry Lumber Company’s creosoting plant.
photo by Draftsman Studio, Hugo, OK

Group of Hugo OK businessmen: 1-McDonel (Attorney), 2-Braswell, 3-Holden (City Marshall), 4-Rowells (Attorney), 5-Hodges...
05/08/2017

Group of Hugo OK businessmen: 1-McDonel (Attorney), 2-Braswell, 3-Holden (City Marshall), 4-Rowells (Attorney), 5-Hodges (MD), 6-Gill (Real Estate), 7-Richardson (Attorney), 8-Brader (Real Estate), 9-Patterson (Hardware), 10-Ratliff (Cotton Ginner), 11-Schull (City Attorney), 12-Greer (Mayor), 13-Hale (Painter), 14-Yates (Attorney), 15-Unknown, 16-Unknown, 17-Schull (Insurance), 18-Rogers (Bottling Works). Occasion is unknown.

Noel Pence and Howard Harrison, guest conductors on the Union Pacific Soonerland 3985 on its sight seeing journey from V...
05/04/2017

Noel Pence and Howard Harrison, guest conductors on the Union Pacific Soonerland 3985 on its sight seeing journey from Van Buren Arkansas to Parsons Kansas. The Soonerland 3985 is the largest operating steam engine, 4-6-6-4 Challenger, pulling 18 restored passenger cars.
published in the Hugo Daily News.

Bluegrass On The Kiamichi Trace will be on March 24 & 25.  Meanwhile some of the musicians are jamming at the Frisco Dep...
03/21/2017

Bluegrass On The Kiamichi Trace will be on March 24 & 25. Meanwhile some of the musicians are jamming at the Frisco Depot RV Park Club House.

Bluegrass On The Kiamichi Trace will be held on March 24 & 25 in the Bill Grant Auditorium at the fair grounds in Hugo. ...
03/21/2017

Bluegrass On The Kiamichi Trace will be held on March 24 & 25 in the Bill Grant Auditorium at the fair grounds in Hugo. Musicians are jamming all week at the Frisco Depot RV Park Club House.

First Ward (Eugene Field) Schoolroom, Hugo, OK.
03/04/2017

First Ward (Eugene Field) Schoolroom, Hugo, OK.

Hugo, OK band circa 1910.
01/26/2017

Hugo, OK band circa 1910.

Smith Luton (Indian Territory Trading Post, Hugo, OK) with his carriage. Grover Cleveland, Jim Hogg, Joe Bailey and Tedd...
01/19/2017

Smith Luton (Indian Territory Trading Post, Hugo, OK) with his carriage. Grover Cleveland, Jim Hogg, Joe Bailey and Teddy Roosevelt have all ridden in this carriage. During World War II, no less than 10,000 soldiers from Camp Maxey rode in it.

Eugene Field School, Hugo, OK – 1946-47Row 1: Mary Ann Schooler, Bennie Joe Bardin, Dianne Thompson, Nancy Carol Duke,...
01/17/2017

Eugene Field School, Hugo, OK – 1946-47
Row 1: Mary Ann Schooler, Bennie Joe Bardin, Dianne Thompson, Nancy Carol Duke, Mary Helen Smith, Lee Fugate, LaMeda Nell Holly, Judy Ford, Kay Legg, Joe Paul Roach
Row 2: Suzie Young, Raymond Raffin, Sylvia Ann Fuller, Donald Maxey, Martin Fry, John Ervin Ford, Jimmie Allen Clear, Betty Ann Firebaugh, Jannie Lee Houser, James Oliver Parnell
Row 3: Sylvia Lee McIninch, Bobby Anthoni, Donald Shelton, Jackie Lyn Jones, Bobby Brouse, Cleta Wilkerson, Harold Lee Golden
Teacher: Ida Rivers Horton

G. W/ Dodd Saw Mill at Grant, Oklahoma.
01/12/2017

G. W/ Dodd Saw Mill at Grant, Oklahoma.

Methodist Church Camp - 19661st Row: Donna Griggs, George (Hub) Caldwell, Debbie Shaffer, Debbie Napier, Janet Rice, Ala...
12/31/2016

Methodist Church Camp - 1966
1st Row: Donna Griggs, George (Hub) Caldwell, Debbie Shaffer, Debbie Napier, Janet Rice, Alan Enloe, Kevin Balsters, Lewy Fryer, Debra Culligan
2nd Row: Kevin Waugh, Paul Alan Brauderick, Andy Hughes, Jeffery Landreth, Laurie Pullen, Kai Turley. Sammy Mayfield
3rd Row: Mark Rosa, Roxanna Pisachubbe, Karla De Rorie, Marsha West, Carmen Armstrong, Diane Armes, Sharon Woodruff, Jeffrey Goldfeder, Pat McEwing
Teachers: Ida Horton, Mrs. Stockton, Essie Robison
(per annotations on back of photo)

Train wreck at bridge near Hamden, Oklahoma in 1907.
11/26/2016

Train wreck at bridge near Hamden, Oklahoma in 1907.

Hugo Concert Band - A. L. Lundgren - BandmasterRow 1 – Matt Inglehart (tuba); Georgia Austin (mellophone); Audley Ingl...
11/12/2016

Hugo Concert Band - A. L. Lundgren - Bandmaster
Row 1 – Matt Inglehart (tuba); Georgia Austin (mellophone); Audley Inglehart (trombone); Nell Austen (trombone); Brutus Wantland (snare drum) John Rainey (bass drum); Alice Brader (snare drum); Bill Blair (saxophone); Kemp Johnson (saxophone) Anton Lungren (tuba)
Row 2 – Fred Heligman (cornet); ?? Parks (flugelhorn); Robert Gee (alto); Norman Horton (clarinet); Pat Fawcett (clarinet) Tom Brader (clarinet); Robert Brader (saxophone); Verne Brader (piccolo & flute); Chester Nease (cornet); John Sturgis (clarinet)
Row 3- Harry Brader (cornet); Willie Claire Thomason (cornet); Esther Wilson (saxophone); Zoe Merideth (cornet); LeRoy Taylor (cornet); Frank Griffith (cornet); Sam Wantland (clairnet);
Not Pictured – Haskell Heligman (baritone); Harry Kirkpatrick (trombone); ?? Horton (cornet)

Doctor Reed Wolfe (Father of Dr. H. D. Wolfe) driving a Ford Model T.
10/06/2016

Doctor Reed Wolfe (Father of Dr. H. D. Wolfe) driving a Ford Model T.

Fannie Glenn (Hugo School Teacher) with some of her students in WW II.
10/04/2016

Fannie Glenn (Hugo School Teacher) with some of her students in WW II.

Cold Springs Presbyterian Church, near Goodland Indian Orphanage.
09/30/2016

Cold Springs Presbyterian Church, near Goodland Indian Orphanage.

Address

309 N B St
Hugo, OK
74743

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(580) 326-6630

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