Longhorn standoff by Kenny Tolman 2021

Staring down the photographer in a pose more curious than threatening, this Longhorn enjoys lunch with a gaze on photographer Kenny Tolman.  The cattle business has remained a foundation to the Tuttle economy, as it was long before energy and transportation delivered opportunities here at the end of the 19th century.  Tuttle’s founder J.H. Tuttle opened a bank (this one!) and a mercantile but he first came to Tuttle to raise cattle and he continued his cattle operations until his death in 1922. 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.