“Typical Clapboard Boom Town Structure” in Osage County, Oklahoma



I picked the bottom photo up from the Tribute to Osage County website, seeing it was a McWhirt. Ruby’s not down the line of Addie McKenney who married Samuel Cornelius McWhirt, but she was a relative. Thought I’d play with this with a quick coloring to see what it looked like.

From the boomtown oil days, this reads, “The house of Ruby McWhirt Farris on Lot 33 in the Osage. A typical clapboard boom town structure, it boasted a screened back porch and white trim. (Courtesy Osage County Historical Society)”