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.

Donating to The Birth of Poteau

As we are a private group working hard to discover and preserve the history of Poteau, we must rely on book sales and donations to help us continue our research.  If you would like to help support our research, consider making a donation to The Birth of Poteau. 

Why donate?

Your donation will help us acquire new materials and fund new projects.  During the writing and research phase of The Birth of Poteau, we spent over $1,000 just in supplies and materials - such as the more expensive items like printer ink and graphic design software down to the mundane such as file folders and pencils (Lots of them!).  In addition, we have spent close to $2,000 in acquiring copies of old documents, books, and court records. 

Part of our vision includes promoting and assisting with existing programs that benefit the Poteau community.  It is our aim to help organizations such as the LeFlore County Historic Society and Poteau Main Street Matters in their desire to foster growth while at the same time preserve the history of our area.  

 If this is something that you're interested, please consider making a donation to The Birth of Poteau.  If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Thank you!

Providing Information and Stories

Without the help of the community, the preservation of Poteau's past, as well as the rest of LeFlore County, would not be possible.  If you have information, stories, or old photos that you would like to share, please use the "Contact Us" link to the left and let us know about it.  Alternatively, ,you can contact us through The Birth of Poteau's Facebook page, which is checked on a daily basis.