My mom was born at Kullitucklo on 15 Jan 1902.Her father was in charge of a timber-clearing crew for the railroad, clearing out trees and brush for the right-away for the rails.The railroad headquarters was at Kulli where the crew and their families lived in tents erected on wooden floors.My grandparents lost their firstborn son during the time they lived there....only a quack doctor to attend him.He was taken to Shawneetown to be buried....the only known to them 'white' cemetery.Grandpa Dodson stayed with the job until the railroad reached Hope, Arkansas. In later yearsGrandma Dodson had a lot to say about bad conditions they had to endure while living at Kullitucklo. Sounded like it was worse than the 'Wild West'.Worse conditions she had to go through in her whole life....and believe me she was difinately not a hot-house flower.
My Mom did not return to McCurtain County from West Texas until after her marriage.My parents moved to Bokhoma in 1925 for my Dad to be near his brother. Needless to say, they never moved away from McCurtain County again....and raised all their kids in Sounteastern part of McCurtian.