Category: Fred

A wildcat fight on the Little Washita

Thomas Mote was a cowpuncher who worked for George Conover on the Little Washita River less than eight miles northwest of Alex in 1877 and 1878. Mote was also employed by several other ranchers further east along the old Fort Cobb Trail during the same time. Conover moved to Anadarko around 1880 and many years later wrote a book entitled… Read more →

Mr. Cook’s sad fate

Before Bradley was formally established in 1891, the closest post office village to Alex was Old Fred, located just under eight miles northwest up the old Fort Cobb Trail. The Fred post office, the third oldest in what would become Grady County, Oklahoma, pre-dates Alex’s post office by some 23 months. The proprietor of the trading post at Fred was… Read more →