Ponca City Police Department Finds Items From The 1950’s
Ponca City Now - October 1, 2013 9:30 am
Another piece of Ponca City history was found in some boxes at the police department.
A deputy chief was clearing out some files when he stumbled upon some old photos, books and statistical reports.
I sat down with police chief Don Bohon and he showed me what they found.
“This is a sessions law book from 1915 and it’s Oklahoma law from 1915," Bohon said. "You can tell it’s a little worse for the wear, but you can still tell it’s together and complete. It would be all of the different laws that were in place at the time and now they fill up 20 books on a self now.”
There were also photos that showed that the Chamber of Commerce use to be a tire shop and a layout of the station before it was built.
This batch of stuff dates back to the 1950s, but the station has items from the early 1930s.
And the station does preserve current news articles and photos.
They have a case where they display old equipment, books and photos.
Bohon says not all stations keep up with its history, but Ponca City’s department takes deep interest in where it came from.