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Pete Carter Lynching; August 24, 1911; Purcell, Oklahoma
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The microfilms of The Purcell Register which are maintained at the Purcell public library are--strangely enough--missing the issues which would cover the topical event. I have found a site where an original of the needed edition can be purchased for a princely sum which is beyond my present means. Is there a reader amongst us who might know where that edition might be found?
 
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Here is a contemporary account from a Texas newspaper which reports a negro not being lynched in Purcell: {See bottom of 3rd Col.}

http://chroniclingamerica.loc....08-24/ed-1/seq-5.pdf

A 1912 account of 1911 lynching of Carter
http://books.google.com/books?...nched%201911&f=false
 
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Thank you!
 
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MY BOOK I HAVE SAYS HE WAS LYNCHED ON AUGUST 26, 1911 AT PURCELL, OKLA.
 
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That could be the date on which it was reported but I do believe the actual event took place on August 24, 1911. I have the Daily Oklahoman accounts but I find it strange that the local library microfilms of the Purcell Register of that period have gone missing.
 
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