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.

Train Robbery

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Wednesday January 17, 2018 All Day
Annually on January 17

posted by Oklahoma Traveler

On January 17, 1902, seven masked men held up a train near Spiro, Indian Territory.  The train, coming from Poteau, Oklahoma, was carrying several hundred dollars and all the mail for the region.  Fortunetly, the bandits could not open the safe and didn't escape with anything.  They were caught a week later.

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