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By Dare Strickland

Ada, named after the eldest daughter of Jeff Reed, a founding father of town, is found within the east relevant a part of Oklahoma. it's the county seat of Pontotoc County and used to be 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 solid prompt all who might cover in Ada to depart or endure an analogous destiny. The homicide of former U.S. marshal Gus Bobbitt used to be the catalyst for this determined motion. The striking is without doubt one of the such a lot mentioned stories of the early West. transforming into from the oil, cotton, and cement industries, Ada is called town of transparent spring water. The Chickasaw country has its headquarters in Ada and has been a fount of and sweetness within the town.

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