Whistle-Stop festival held in Wellston

The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and a Whistle-Stop and Festival in Wellston was one of the events held to mark the centennial.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: April 17, 2014

The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and a Whistle-Stop and Festival in Wellston was one of the events held to mark the centennial.

“In the early 1900s, trains were the modern way to travel, and early extension agents were allowed to ‘ride the rails,’ going from town to town presenting demonstrations and showing people how they might improve the quality of their lives by making use of the latest science-proven advances, practices and products,” said James Trapp, associate director for the extension service.

Saturday, the service conducted a historic re-enactment of the type of tours that would have occurred in 1914.