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By Dare Strickland

Ada, named after the eldest daughter of Jeff Reed, a founding father of the city, is found within the east critical a part of Oklahoma. it's the county seat of Pontotoc County and was once referred to as the worst city for illegal activity within the Indian Territory for the inability of justice. The west finish block of major road used to be referred to as the "Bucket of Blood" and harbored many murderers and outlaws till, in 1909, the putting of 4 males in a sturdy instructed all who might conceal in Ada to go away or endure a similar destiny. The homicide of former U.S. marshal Gus Bobbitt used to be the catalyst for this determined motion. The striking is likely one of the so much stated stories of the early West. starting to be from the oil, cotton, and cement industries, Ada is named town of transparent spring water. The Chickasaw kingdom has its headquarters in Ada and has been a fount of and wonder within the town.

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