* The second panel shown above tells of these events:
An area SETTLER (upper left) guards his claim after the Run of September 1893.
SOD HOUSES (upper center) were palaces to their owners.
T.N. MILLER, one of Shattuck's first merchants and his wife MAUDE (SANDEFUL) MILLER, the first school teacher in the frame school, are pictured in upper right.
The SANTA FE RAILROAD (lower left) made up special trains to deliver the GERMAN IMMIGRANTS to our area. Two such trains arrived in Shattuck in November, 1904, and March, 1905.
The "BOX T RANCH" of the Dominion Cattle Company (left center) had its headquarters near Shattuck. Nearly all of Ellis County was in its range.
John M. McCullough delivered the U.S. Mail in this MAIL WAGON (center right) in early 1900s.
* Earlier history represented in Panel 1 (not shown) tells about the first developments throughout Ellis County:
BATTLE OF WOLF CREEK - 1838 - This was the first recorded history found of this area.
WAGON TRAIN -, represents the westward movement across our great country.
MILITARY DISPATCH RIDER - 1874 - 1890, carried messages and mail between Camp Supply and Fort Elliott, Texas.
GENERAL GEROGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER and his troops fought sub-zero weather as they passed through this area on their way to "The Battle of the Washita."
KIOWA EXTENSION LINE OF THE AT&SF - was completed through Shattuck in 1886-1887. In the background are the last of the vast buffalo herds.
EARLY DAY SETTLERS - stand in front of their dug-out home.
Explore Ellis County
In keeping with the narrow focus of the Shattuck Windmill Museum and Park, a half-dugout has been reconstructed at the park to show how many of the early settlers lived. It is furnished with a small iron stove, table and quilt covered bed. See how a dry, packed earthen floor actually becomes "Shattuck, OK Pioneer History
Some of the items in the museum came from the people who came by covered wagon to homestead in what is now Ellis County, Oklahoma in the the late 1890s and early 1900s. There are household items (tables, pie cabinet, bed, dishes, more), personal items (powder boxes, watches, mirrors, more)Shattuck, OK Museums
In 1997, a one and a half story homestead house was moved to the Windmill Museum and Park. This home typifies the frame structure that an early family would have built once they had moved from their "soddy." It is furnished and contains a small corner for windmill memorabilia.Shattuck, OK Pioneer History
Lake Vincent offers 160 acres of fishing, hunting, boating and primitive camping. A boat ramp and restrooms are available.Arnett, OK Recreation
On a 160 acre homestead claim of 1902, the "little white house" was built in the early 1920s by Joseph Feerer. Through the years there has been various businesses located here, but this small one bedroom cottage has always been referred to as the "little white house,"Shattuck, OK Pioneer History