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 known as the worst city for criminality 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 striking of 4 males in a strong urged all who may cover in Ada to depart or undergo an identical destiny. The homicide of former U.S. marshal Gus Bobbitt used to be the catalyst for this determined motion. The placing is among the so much spoke of stories of the early West. growing to be from the oil, cotton, and cement industries, Ada is named the 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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