Yesterdays, Todays & Tomorrows

Castle on the Hill, NW Oklahoma - Before it burned in March, 1935

Northwestern State Normal Campus

The Castle On The Hill
(burned to a shell of itself March, 1935)

A Silent message thru the ages
Is delivered to the races passing by,
And the wisdom of the sages
Flashes futily from the sturdy eye,
Watching Life's laughter, song and tears
Thru the eager march of onward years;
With quiet, unperturbed, mobile face
Inspires us to live with equal grace.
[taken from The Ranger 1926 yearbook]

[The rural pioneer women of Alva, Oklahoma kept a guestbook of all travelers who arrived from out of town and surrounding areas. It was located somewhere around the downtown square. It was a community place for out of town shoppers to rest after the long journey to town.]