|Many leaders played important roles in the development of Payne County and Oklahoma. Their stories and contributions are recorded in Drifting Down Memory Lane.
The Run, the development of Stillwater, building of the commercial area, the coming of the railroad, churches, the college, courthouse, politics, organizations, development of the surrounding area all are nicely packaged into this book.
Ward Hays wrote stories and newspaper articles for 78 years, beginning at the age of 11. He died at the age of 90 on April 23, 1986, but he left this book with all the big stories about his friends and favorite places experienced throughout his long life.