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THE PHOENIX
This mythical bird is the alchemical symbol of rebirth through fire. The phoenix, sometimes known as the fire bird, sets itself on fire every 100 years, dies in the flames, and then rises again from the ashes. In medieval legend, the phoenix lives in ARABIA but flies to EGYPT, the home of alchemy, to undergo its ritual death and regeneration. Here it cradles the all-powerful elements of fire and water under its wings.

PHOENIX FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN

THE VINITA BUILDING ASSOCIATION, which was to become the Phoenix Savings and Loan Association, established an office in MUSKOGEE October 8, 1925. The firm has been organized in VINITA in 1909 with WILLIAM M. MALONE as president. D.D. Waters was in charge of the MUSKOGEE office, located in the MANHATTAN BUILDING. The office was moved to North 3rd street in 1935. The name of the firm was changed to PHOENIX FEDERAL BUILDING and LOAN ASSOCIATION in 1934. MR. WATERS became president in 1948, continuing until his death December 25, 1950. CECIL BOHANON became president January 20, 1951, continuing until January 30, 1969, when he was elected chairman of the board, which position he held until January 1, 1975, When MR. BOHANON joined the firm, its resources were $6,000,0000 and had grown to $49,000,000 upon his retirement. ROY L. DODDS, who joined the firm in February of 1952, became president January 30, 1969 and was elected chairman of the board January 1, 1975. The present resources are $113,000,000 with an increase of $1,500,000 each month. The office was moved to the remodeled building at 3rd and BROADWAY in 1957. A new branch office costing $300,000 was built on YORK ST. in 1974, and a beautiful 30,000 sq. ft. bulding costing $850,000 is currently being built in the 1100 block between OKMULGEE and WEST BROADWAY,
now ARMSTRONG BANK, ALSO HOME OF THE MUSKOGEE'S F.B.I.

La Tour d'Auvergne is the name of my FRENCH FAMILY, orginally from the village of LA TOUR in AUVERGNE, dating from 10th century; it divided into several branches, including COUNTS OF AUVERGNE, DUKES OF BOUILLON and AL'BERT', and VISCOUNTS OF TURENNE; see BOUILLON and TURENNE. Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne (d. 1519) married Lorenzo de' Medici, DUKE OF URBINO; mother of QUEEN Catherine de Medicis, who married Henri II de Valois, later Henri II King of France.


AVALANCHE KILLS 10 NEAR FRANCE RESORT
FEB. 11, 1999

AT LEAST TWO (2) PEOPLE WERE STILL MISSING A DAY AFTER THE
AVALANCHES ROARED DOWN A MOUNTAINSIDE BETWEEN THE ALPINE VILLAGES
OF LE TOUR AND MONTROC-LE PLANET.


There was one of these ACADIAN FAMILIES, about whose PROTESTANT ANTECEDENTS there can be no question, and which was destined to take a prominent part in the history of the colony. Its founder was Claude de St. Etienne, sieur de La Tour. He is said to have been allied to the NOBLE HOUSE OF BOUILLON. About the year 1609 he came, a widower, with his son Charles de St. Etienne, sieur de La Tour, then a boy of 14, to PORT ROYAL, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA, for purposes of trade, having lost the greater part of his estates in the CIVIL WARS.

THE LA TOUR OR LA TOURETTE HOUSE: THE STAATS HOUSE at SOUTH BOUND BROOK, NEW JERSEY, later known as THE LA TOURETTE HOUSE. The center section was built prior to 1690. The house was HEADQUARTERS for GENERAL Frederick von Steuben, WASHINGTON'S INSPECTOR GENERAL, during the MIDDLEBROOK ENCAMPMENT.

ROYALTY

THE INSTITUTION OF ROYALTY is highly symbolic. Many Asian Courts were laid out as microcosms of the universe, with the throne,at the center of the palace, representing the sacred mountain at the axis of the world. A KING has four CHIEF QUEENS and four CHIEF MINISTERS, symbolizing NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, and WEST. The KING is the ultimate symbol of power. Traditionaly the MONARCH is surrounded by COURTIERS, who had the same function as HEAVENLY BEINGS surrounding GOD. He is thus seen by his subjects as an EARTHLY counterpart of GOD and a symbolic link between HEAVELY and EARTHLY power
THE ROYAL PAGES OF KING HARRISON'S COURT
Updated March 12, 2001

HARRISON (THOMAS) LATOUR
1319 GEORGETOWN--EAST 33 1/3 FEET OF LOT 5 BLOCK 122
THE FLYNN--AMES BUILDING---COMMERCIAL NATIONAL BANK & TRUST
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA 74401
A-United States
918-682-4272
latour30@aol.com

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  • THE ALEXIS LA TOUR HOUSE--EVANGELINE PARISH LA (110 KB)
    ALEXIS LA TOUR was my great-great-great uncle. His brother Pierre Grasset La Tour was my great-great-great grandfather. The La Tour House began in 1835 as a small cottage one room wide and two rooms deep, with a front gallery.
  • CROWN JEWELS (41 KB)
    These are the crown jewels of England. If a King or Queen looses any one of them, then the King or Queen would loose their power to rule as a Monarch.
  • FLAGS OF FLORIDA--THE STATE OF MUSKOGEE (37 KB)
    STATE OF MUSKOGEE 1799-1803 English adventurer WILLIAM AUGUSTUS BOWLES designed this flag after a congress of CREEKS and SEMINOLES elected him Director General of the State of Muskogee in 1799. The capital of this state was the Indian village of MIKASUKE (near the present day Tallahassee). Bowles was captured, turned over to SPANISH authorities in 1803, and later died in a HAVANA prison. THE STATE OF MUSKOGEE came to an end. http://www.dos.state.fl.us/dhr/flafacts/fla_flag.html http://www.fsu.umd.edu/dept/mdfl/mbolovan/florida.htm
  • LE BLANC-CARRIERE-HOLLIER FAMILY CENTENNIAL BRICKS (605 KB)
    These bricks bearing these names, Le Blanc--Carriere--Hollier were laid in the Centennial Park in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • THE WILLIAM E. GENTRY HOME, CHECOTAH, OKLAHOMA (66 KB)
    This is a picture of the William E. Gentry Home in Checotah. After the death of William E. Gentry, it became the INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS HOME.
  • THE TRUMBO--COLE HOME---MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA (476 KB)
    A.C. Trumbo was one of the most enthusiastic boosters of Muskogee. He was an early advocate of the navigation of the Arkansas River.
  • LA TOUR D'AUVERGNE COAT OF ARMS (3 KB)
    La Tour d'Auvergne is the name of my FRENCH ROYAL FAMILY, orginally from the village of La Tour in Auvergne, dating from the early 10th century; it divided into several branches, including Comtes d'Auvergne, Ducs de Bouillon and d'Al'bert, and Viscomtes de Turenne; see BOUILLON and TURENNE.
  • GREATPARENTS ULIXES LE BLANC & MADELEINE PAPILLON (1079 KB)
    This is a picture of my GREAT GRANDPARENTS ULIXES LE BLANC AND HIS WIFE MADELEINE PAPILLON. Their daughter, ESTER LE BLANC was my GRANDMOTHER, the mother of CATHERINE LA TOUR, my MOTHER.
  • THE PATTERSON HOME---MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA (1011 KB)
    The home was built in 1906 by A.W. Patterson, who was president of the Bank of Muskogee. He and his son-in-law, A.C. Trumbo, built Convention Hall, which was the site of the Trans-Mississippi Congress held in 1907.
  • GRANDMOTHER ESTHER LE BLANC (593 KB)
    These are pictures of my GRANDMOTHER ESTHER LE BLANC, daughter of ULIXES LE BLANC and MADELEINE PAPILLON. She married LEE LA TOUR, their daughter CATHERINE LA TOUR was my MOTHER.
  • A.C. TRUMBO -- MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA (242 KB)
    Early in 1901, Mr. A.W. Patterson and his son-in-law, Mr. A.C. Trumbo, arrived in the city of and started the Bank of Muskogee in a little box house about twelve feet square, at the southwest corner of Second and Okmulgee. Three years later they erected the Iowa Building.
  • GORE FAMILY COAT OF ARMS FROM ENGLAND TO AL GORE (117 KB)
    This is the GORE FAMILY COAT OF ARMS. From JOHN GORE, ESQUIRE OF LONDON to SENATOR THOMAS PRYOR GORE, US SENATOR OF OKLAHOMA to VICE PRESIDENT ALBERT ARNOLD GORE JR.
  • HARRISON L. THOMAS---A.C. TRUMBO---A.W. PATTERSON (353 KB)
    HISTORICAL SOCIETY Muskogee Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for a covered dish dinner at Grace Episcopal Church, Sixth and Court streets. The program at 7:30 p.m. will be presented by Harrison Thomas. Thomas is a relative of A.C. Trumbo and A.W. Patterson, both were early pioneers of Muskogee, Oklahoma.
  • HARRISON THOMAS LATOUR--LEE LEBLANC-&-JIM FINDLEY (604 KB)
    THIS IS A PICTURE OF MY FIRST COUSIN TWO (2) TIMES REMOVED, LEE LE BLANC, AND HER HUSBAND JIM FINDLEY.
  • THE OLDHAM HOME--547 N. 12th ST., MUSKOGEE, OK (858 KB)
    The House at 547 North 12th St. was the home of early-day physician Dr. I.B. Oldham. Oldham's youngest daughter married Judge Claude W. Garrett of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. She resides in the home today.
  • THE LE BLANC--CARRIERE--HOLLIER-FAMILY BOOK COVER (2210 KB)
    Since its publication in 1997, LeBlanc, Carriere, Hollier, A Family History 1735 to 1997, several libraries, including the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, have requested copies. A copy has been donated to the AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER IN NEW ORLEANS. HARRISON THOMAS continues to do research into the history of the LeBlanc family.
  • ST. THOMAS---SUMMIT, MUSKOGEE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA (1009 KB)
    Rev. L.W. Thomas, an african-american was the founder of Summit, Oklahoma. He also built a chruch, ST. THOMAS PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH. He was also served as president for SIMMONS OIL COMPANY, as well as owner of THE WRIGHT-SMITH UNDTAKING COMPANY, now GRANGER FUNERAL HOME, Muskogee, Oklahoma.
  • CASABLANCA-LE BLANC-MAISON BLANCHE-THE WHITE HOUSE (26 KB)
    CASABLANCA OR LE BLANC--MAISON BLANCHE--THE WHITE HOUSE--U.S. CAPITAL BURNED IN WAR OF 1812-On Aug. 25, 1814 British troops burned the U.S. capital, CASABLANCA--LE BLANC--MAISON BLANCHE--THE WHITE HOUSE.
  • EVAN HALL PLANTATION--ACENSION PARISH, LOUISIANA (18 KB)
    THIS TRACT OF LAND BELONGED TO DESIRE (DESEDERATO) LE BLANC. IT WAS SOLD TO HIS SON SIMON LE BLANC, THE FATHER OF ANTOINE LE BLANC, THE FATHER OF NORBERTO (NORBERT) LE BLANC, WHO MARRIED JOSEPHINE BROUSSARD, THE PARENTS OF CHARLOTTE LE BLANC, THE MOTHER OF WILLIAM (GUILLORY) LE BLANC, THE FATHER OF ULIXES LE BLANC, THE FATHER OF MARY ESTHER LE BLANC WHO MARRIED LEE LA TOUR, THE PARENTS OF CATHERINE LA TOUR, AND THE MOTHER OF HARRISON THOMAS LA TOUR.
 

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    This is a site about the Ku Klux Klan terrorizing Hardin County, Ill. The Oldham and Simmons are listed as belts and clans. This is the same Oldham family that ties to the Oldham Home, Muskogee, Oklahoma. Harrison (Thomas) La Tour Research Services Inc. latour30@aol.com
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