News from a former Skidmore, Missouri resident in the June 6, 1907 edition of the Skidmore New Era, page 1:
From Indian Territory.
Minco, I. T., June 1, 1907.
Mr. Ray Strickler: I received notice that there was a wheel due on my paper so I will enclose the amount for another year.
The weather is bad here for this time of the year. It has been raining a great deal here lately. We are in need of sunshine, for the corn needs work and it is too wet to work it. Every time the wind gets in the north it turns cold, and if it doesn’t clear up pretty soon I am going straight up.
Corn looks pretty well here. Some of it is knee high, but much of it is not half that high. We have a world of peaches, grapes, plums, blackberries, and strawberries and a few apples on this side of the river, but not as many here as on the other side in Oklahoma, because the trees are not old enough to bear.
We didn’t have any winter here to speak of. I don’t remember seeing any snow after the first of January.
I hope all the good people of Skidmore and the surrounding country are both well and happy.
Wishing every reader good luck, I remain, Geo. W. Gordon.