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8 - Ox Team in front of Courthouse in 1910

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Randolph County, Arkansas

Submitted by: Carol Thompson

Pocahontas Star Herald
8-Ox Team in Front of Courthouse in 1910
This interesting scene from the long ago is of 4 yokes of oxen drawing a wagon full of people, taken 62 years ago on the south side of the Randolph County Courthouse. The 8-ox team belonged to Jim and Dean Douglass, and Jim is seated on one of the second yoke of oxen. Seated beside Jim is Bob Sago, Fred Douglass of Marked Tree, who furnished the photo, identified several persons in the photo. He said that the man at extreme left in the black hat is Joe Parks, Sam Brown (a sheriff and judge of Randolph County), stands just behind Parks. Bob Schoonover is one of those identified as wearing a derby and standing behind the first yoke of oxen.
Gus Nearns is one of the men seated astride of one of the oxen in the third yoke, Eugene Schoonover is among the group of derby-wearers at right, as is Mayor George S. Sago and Esq. J. A. Douglass and daughter, Mae, who are seated on the wagon. An 8-ox team was unusual in those days, and it is thought that when the Douglasses brought their unusual team to town, practically everyone that was downtown that day posed for the photo by George Lemmons.

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