The bust in the lobby of the Antlers Library is a cast bronze image of Chief Pushmataha, after whom our county is named. The bust was created in clay by Willard Stone and sent to the Roman Bronze Works in New York for casting.  After casting just 16 busts, the mold was broken.  The artist…

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Pushmataha served as Chief of the Okla Hannali, or “Six Towns”, the Southern District of the Choctaw Nation in Mississippi.  Little is known of his ancestry or early youth.  In fact, Pushmataha‘s name, comes from the Choctaw phrase “Apushi Immvt Taha”, meaning “Childhood is Finished to Him.”  He is quoted as saying, “Pushmataha has no…

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That’s right. You get to choose which books the library buys to put on the shelf. We devised a way to list all the recommended, lost, and new titles on a monthly wish list. You select the books you want to read. The items selected by the most people are then ordered! This method insures…

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