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Joan Crawford's Lawton, Oklahoma


1910 to 1916




Above: In 2016, an abandoned house: 910 D Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets). Joan lived here 100 years ago with stepfather Henry J. Cassin, mother Anna Bell, and brother Hal.




Above: Ramsey Opera House, operated by Joan's stepfather Henry J. Cassin. D Avenue and 4th Street.


On Fourth Street across the alley from the old City Hall was the Ramsey building which contained hotel and office space, the AB Rexall Drug, and the Ramsey Opera House which usually had traveling Vaudeville shows. The Opera House was operated by Mr. Henry J. Cassin. (





Above:  1909 car parade in Lawton.




Above: Lawton. 1910s. D Avenue at 4th Street. Ramsey Opera House at left foreground.




Above: Lawton. D Avenue at 3rd Street, looking west. 1910s.




Above: D Avenue at 7th Street, Lawton. 1910s.




Above: D Avenue at 7th Street, Lawton. 1910s.




Above: 1914 Lawton.




Above:  A 1910s Lawton postcard.





Above:  A 1912 Lawton postcard.




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