The Birth of Poteau: A History of Poteau, OK.

The Birth of Poteau is a book that chronicles the history of Poteau from it's early days through the Roaring 20's.

Post Office Established

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Friday October 27, 2017 All Day
Annually on October 27

posted by Oklahoma Traveler

On October 27, 1887, the Poteau Switch Post Office was established.  The post office was located in Bud Tate’s general store, located on what would eventually become the courthouse lawn. The first postmaster that served Poteau Switch was Jap Evans.

 


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