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History Cochran Garage... FOUND?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,248

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Cochran Garage... FOUND?


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  2. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 19,166

    Staff Member

    hopefully while you are there you can grab some sort of souvenir from the building while no one is looking!!!!
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  3. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,873

    from Burton, MI

    That's so cool!
  4. Very cool dude!

  5. Finding the exact location and possibly be able to stand where the patriarch of the Cochran family built his business must be exciting for you and we couldn't be happier for you, please keep us in the loop, we do want to here the reat of the story. HRP
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  6. Great story. Keep on it. I love digging into the past like this.
  7. ronzmtrwrx
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 492


    That is too cool. Glad you found it. Nothing like the far reaching power of the H.A.M.B.
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  8. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 975


    Wow, that's just awesome.
    So cool of Jerry Montgomery to dig into this for you.
    I'm excited for you and looking to forward to hearing what you're able to do and/or see.
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  10. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 5,674


    This is great! I love this stuff.
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  11. So cool! Hope you get to get in and take a look around.
  12. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,628

    from Nebraska

    Whoa -- This is awesome!!
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  13. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 25,272

    Jalopy Joker

    Great - look forward to updates - maybe photo shop yourself into the old photo
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  14. KCTA Chris
    Joined: Jan 16, 2002
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    KCTA Chris

  15. Lloyd's paint & glass
    Joined: Nov 16, 2019
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    Lloyd's paint & glass

    Fuck that's awesome!! Take a metal detector with ya! Might find one of his old pocket knives! I love it when a plan comes together :cool:
  16. What do you mean...not related? It's totally related. You're the Heffe here, so YOU say what's related. I think that's a pretty cool find, Ryan. Did you get to go inside, and feel the "vibe"?
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  17. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
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    :D Outstanding Ryan.Keep us posted.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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  18. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
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    The Shift Wizard

    That's pretty cool to find the building and make the connection. I remember the first installment in the Cochran Saga and I'll wait for the next one, too.
    I've used Goole Maps and their Street View to check out houses that I owned or stayed and towns that I lived in up to 75 years ago. It's always a treat to find a building and not an empty lot. It's a great app to have and use but sometimes I wonder how many ways Google is picking our bones for info and how they use it.
  19. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,605


    Well, it's a great legacy story, but I'd suggest asking for a souvenir instead of stealing it.
  20. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,555

    from Raytown Mo

    Holy cow! That’s fantastic!
  21. KoolKat-57
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,982

    from Dublin, OH

    My family seems to have no history before my Grandfather, he never spoke of his family.
    Obviously there was something he was not happy about, so he NEVER spoke of his family!
    Ryan you are very lucky to have a family with a cool past.
  22. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,374

    from texas

    Remember without pictures it didn't happen
  23. the oil soup
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 180

    the oil soup
    from Tucson,AZ

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  25. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,530


    That´s some pretty cool history! I´ll second the idea of bringing a metal detector. My family has been living on our property since 1910 and you can´t imagine what can be found in the soil after all those years.
  26. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 20,175


    I feel your pain. I have tried to find my great grandparents Coshow Grocery Store in OKC. Roads get rerouted and buildings razed in the name of progress.
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  27. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,131


    Have you tried looking on Antique Aerials?

    Looks like they have an aerial view from 1957. I think I can see it, south side of 10th, just East of that old RR that goes North/South. Looks like before the front addition was added.

    Free version is pretty pixelated.
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2020
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    That’s too cool! Can’t wait for the update.

    when I was a teenager I went to Italy on a family trip and got to visit the “family farm house” the farm was sold by my grand parents but they kept the house and my oldest aunt never left Italy and still had the house.
    got to visit it and it was in the family for a bunch of generations back into the early 1800’s just a great feeling being in there.
  29. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,248

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Yeah... My Grandpa died in 1957 at the age of 49 after having a heart attack. So this overhead was taken the year that my grandmother sold the building.

    Yes, I tend to go overboard when I research:



    I've dug so deep on my great uncle Frank Cochran and the outlaw cars that he built, that I've considered writing a book about it. I think that's something I'll do when I'm retired.
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