William Harrison Odor and his wife, Myra, claimed bottomland along the Deep Fork tributary of the North Canadian River. It was rich land to grow cotton, but to create fields, they cleared the tall, majestic bur oaks that thrived there.
From the old country, they knew that if they soaked the oak boards while they were green, they could force them into curves, and that’s exactly what they did in 1898 to create the amazing Round Barn.
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