U.S. Land Office

Information from the 1904 Souvenir Edition - of the Alva Pioneer, Friday, Jan. 1, 1904, Vol. 11, No. 16, by W. F. Hatfield, Alva, Woods Co., Oklahoma. W. F. Hatfield, Publisher Daily and Weekly Pioneer editor, sold the "Souvenir Edition" in 1904 for 50-Cents. It was printed to celebrate Alva's tenth anniversary since the opening of 1893.

This building was the first building in the business part of Alva. it was built for the government by W. H.Higgins, the well known carpenter of this city, and his brother (both then of Hazleton, Kansas.) It was completed just a few days before the opening of the country to settlement, and was still used as U.S. Land Office back in 1904.

Pictures and Information from the 1904 Souvenir Edition - of the Alva Pioneer, Friday, Jan. 1, 1904, Vol. 11, No. 16, by W. F. Hatfield, Alva, Woods Co., Oklahoma. W. F. Hatfield, Publisher

1st Two-Story Building in Alva...

The first two-story building in Alva was moved from Harper, Kansas by H. W. Maxwell after the opening of the Strip in 1893. In 1904 it was known and used as the "Farmers' Hotel" on the northeast corner of the square and owned by L. C. Bigelow.

Alva Pioneer 1904 Links
Agitator & Oklahoma Run
U. S. Land Office
Alva Tidbits of 1903
1904 - Early Recollections
1st Bridge & Frame Building
Oklahoma Broom Corn
Oklahoma Beats the World
Scott Cummins, Pilgrim Bard
Tenderfoot Girl in the West
In Oklahoma - Early 1900 poem
Woods Co. Schools - 1904
Alva Pioneer Staff
1st Newspaper
The Scramble for Land
Eagle Furniture Store & Undertaking
1904 Letter to Editor - John Culver
Summary - Annual Report 1903