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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Nov 18, 2020.
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Cochran Garage... FOUND?
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hopefully while you are there you can grab some sort of souvenir from the building while no one is looking!!!!
That's so cool!
Very cool dude!
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
Great story. Keep on it. I love digging into the past like this.
That is too cool. Glad you found it. Nothing like the far reaching power of the H.A.M.B.
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.
This is great! I love this stuff.
So cool! Hope you get to get in and take a look around.
Whoa -- This is awesome!!
Great - look forward to updates - maybe photo shop yourself into the old photo
Very cool Ryan! I tried to find it on a Sandborn Fire map collection and the lot was vacant in 1920 so was built after. It did show the neighbors a block to the south was listed as an auto upholstery shop, and to the west was a good sized car dealer on Main.
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
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"?
Outstanding Ryan.Keep us posted.
Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
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.
Well, it's a great legacy story, but I'd suggest asking for a souvenir instead of stealing it.
Holy cow! That’s fantastic!
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.
Remember without pictures it didn't happen
This might be of some help, a couple sites with historic aerial photos. https://info.library.okstate.edu/map-room/aerial-photos http://www.occeweb.com/og/OHADPnewsletter.pdf
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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