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Bosworth and DeLisle Unsung heroes of Northwestern – article 1


November 13, 2019

This plaque, islocated on the side of the old ticket booth by the current NWOSU tennis courts. It commemorates Newby Field and the old Ranger baseball field.

This is the first of a series of articles that is designed to recognize the work of many individuals who were responsible for getting Northwestern Territorial Normal School located in Alva, Oklahoma Territory, in 1897 and for providing leadership to ensure quality education for the critical years that followed.

It is not my intention to criticize anyone or any institution or to second guess decisions made in the past but rather to recognize the critically important contributions made by many of our early citizens. These folks saw the tremendous need for teachers in the public schools, and t...

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