Cowboys Ready to Celebrate, circa 1900

Were these boys headed for Sunday services or Saturday night fun? The true story of these cowboys is unknown, but that doesn’t stop locals from speculating what they might be doing in this downtown Tuttle intersection circa 1900.  This image was shared by John and Cherryl Paxton from the Norma Jean Gambill Collection of early Tuttle photography.  Cherryl is a member of the Tuttle Historical Society. The Paxtons have lived in the same home west of Tuttle for nearly 60 years.  The Tuttle Then and Now gallery displayed at the First National Bank & Trust Co. in Tuttle is designed to commemorate the people and places that make Tuttle unique.  FNBT has been an independent community bank serving central and southwest Oklahoma since 1892.