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Guymon PC-1177 - History

Guymon PC-1177 - History

Guymon

A city in northwestern Oklahoma.

(PC-1177: dp. 280 1. 173'8", b. 23'dr. 10'10", s. 22 k.;
cpl. 65; a. 1 3", i 40mm., 5 20mm. 2 rkt., 2 dcp., 2 dct.;
cl, PC-461)

PC-1177 was laid down 24 July 1943 by Leathem D. Smith Shipbuilding Co., Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; launched 18 September 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Lucy Wagener; and commissioned at New Orleans, La., 20 December 1943, Lt. Edwin H. Riefer in command.

After shakedown out of Minmi, Fla., PC-1177 departed Rev West for New York 8 February 1944. Arriving 14 February, she sailed 2 days later to screen a troop and supply convoy from New York to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Arriving Guantanamo Bay 4 March, she returned to New York as convoy escort from 8 to 16 March. Between 22 March and 10 May she completed two more escort runs to Cuba and back.

Department New York 26 May, she escorted a convoy to Cuba, then sailed 3 June for the Pacific. Steaming via the West Coast and Pearl Harbor, she reached Purvis Bay, Florida Island, 24 August. After completing amphibious practice in the Solomon Islands, she departed Guadalcanal 8 September for the assault on the Palaus. She arrived oil Anguar Island 17 September and served as patrol and shore bombardment ship during the next 5 days. From 21 to 23 September she escorted a convoy to Ulithi, returned to Anguar 27 September; then steamed to the Admiralties, arriving Manus 5 October. She sailed in convoy for the Palaus the 10th; and, after arriving Kossol 15 October, she patrolled coastal waters in the southern Palaus, primarily off Anguar, for more than a month. From 20 to 22 November she sailed to Ulithi, where she continued patrol rims until 20 December. After completing an escort run to the Palaus and back, she departed 26 December for Pearl Harbor and arrived 11 January 1945.

PC-1177 departed Pearl 17 February, touched Eniwetok, and reached Saipan 4 March to prepare for the mighty invasion of Okinawa. She departed the Marianas 25 March as part of' the convoy screen and closed Hagushi Beach, Okinawa, 1 April. During and after the amphibious landings she served as part of the antiaircraft screen for transports and support ships. She operated on Okinawa until 17 April when she sailed as a convoy screen to Ulithi. Arriving 22 April, she departed in convoy for the Philippines 4 May and reached Leyte Gulf the 7th. Three days later she departed to escort a troop and supply convoy to Okinawa; and, after arriving 15 May, she resumed antiaircraft screening patrols.

Throughout the remainder of the Okinawa campaign, PC-1177 remained on station, carrying out her assigned patrol and escort duties. After the defeat of Japan, she was reclassified PCC-1177 on 20 August and returned to the West Coast from the Western Pacific late in 1945. She decommissioned at Astoria, Oreg., 27 July 1946 and entered the Pacific Reserve Fleet. While berthed in the Columbia River Group, she was again reclassified PC-1177 on 27 October 1955 and was named Guymon 15 February 1956. She was sold by the Navy to Zidell Exploration, Inc., 25 April 1961.

PC-1177 received two battle stars for World War II service.


Guymon, Oklahoma

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.6%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.1% for Black residents, 30.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 32.6% for other race residents, 0.9% for two or more races residents)

    • 6,998 60.5% Hispanic
    • 3,352 29.0% White alone
    • 679 5.9% Asian alone
    • 419 3.6% Black alone
    • 359 3.1% Two or more races
    • 18 0.2% American Indian alone

    According to our research of Oklahoma and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Guymon, Oklahoma as of June 19, 2021.
    The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Guymon is 863 to 1.
    The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.

    The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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    Ancestries: American (5.5%), German (4.7%), English (1.7%), Irish (1.0%).

    Current Local Time: CST time zone

    Incorporated in 1901

    Land area: 7.31 square miles.

    Population density: 1,505 people per square mile (low).

    4,369 residents are foreign born (31.4% Latin America).

    Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,012 (0.7%)
    Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $479 (0.5%)

    Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (104.8 miles , pop. 173,627).

    Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (235.5 miles , pop. 360,890).

    Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (378.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

    Latitude: 36.69 N, Longitude: 101.48 W

    Daytime population change due to commuting: +485 (+4.2%)
    Workers who live and work in this city: 4,612 (75.3%)

    Single-family new house construction building permits:

    • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $114,300
    • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $114,300
    • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $114,300
    • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $114,300
    • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $114,300
    • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $133,200
    • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $133,200
    • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $77,500
    • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $89,100
    • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $99,800
    • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $121,000
    • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $160,000
    • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $176,300
    • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $121,000
    • 2012: 1 building, cost: $110,000
    • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $173,100
    • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $165,000
    • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $195,200
    • 2016: 1 building, cost: $204,200
    • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $204,200
    • 2018: 1 building, cost: $195,200
    • 2019: 1 building, cost: $195,200

    • Food (18.1%)
    • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.9%)
    • Educational services (7.8%)
    • Health care (6.4%)
    • Construction (5.8%)
    • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
    • Public administration (3.5%)
    • Food (23.4%)
    • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.8%)
    • Construction (8.6%)
    • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.8%)
    • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
    • Educational services (3.6%)
    • Health care (3.3%)
    • Educational services (13.8%)
    • Health care (10.8%)
    • Food (10.5%)
    • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
    • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
    • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.3%)
    • Public administration (4.0%)
    • Food processing workers (8.3%)
    • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
    • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
    • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
    • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
    • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
    • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
    • Food processing workers (11.0%)
    • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
    • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
    • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
    • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
    • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
    • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
    • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
    • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
    • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
    • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.4%)
    • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
    • Food processing workers (4.3%)
    • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)

    Average climate in Guymon, Oklahoma

    Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

    Tornado activity:

    Guymon-area historical tornado activity is below Oklahoma state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

    On 6/9/1971, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the Guymon city center .

    On 5/5/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

    Earthquake activity:

    Guymon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 658% greater than the overall U.S. average.

    On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 253.4 miles away from Guymon center
    On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 180.1 miles away from the city center
    On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.5 miles away from the city center
    On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 154.5 miles away from the city center
    On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 275.2 miles away from Guymon center
    On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 182.8 miles away from the city center
    Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

    Natural disasters:

    The number of natural disasters in Texas County (15) is near the US average (15).
    Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
    Emergencies Declared: 5

    Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 7, Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

    Hospitals and medical centers in Guymon:

    • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF TEXAS COUNTY (Government - Local, 520 MEDICAL DRIVE)
    • GUYMON HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (1203 N ELLISON)
    • M H T C HOME CARE (1219 N MAY)
    • DR W F AND MADA DUNAWAY MANOR (1401 NORTH LELIA)

    Airports located in Guymon:

      (Runways: 2, Commercial Ops: 1,200, Itinerant Ops: 8,000, Local Ops: 9,500, Military Ops: 50)

    Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Guymon:

    • Amarillo College (about 106 miles Amarillo, TX Full-time enrollment: 6,622)
    • West Texas A & M University (about 121 miles Canyon, TX FT enrollment: 6,820)
    • Wayland Baptist University (about 174 miles Plainview, TX FT enrollment: 5,526)
    • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 175 miles Weatherford, OK FT enrollment: 4,126)
    • Western Oklahoma State College (about 185 miles Altus, OK FT enrollment: 2,054)
    • Fort Hays State University (about 192 miles Hays, KS FT enrollment: 8,728)
    • Barton County Community College (about 192 miles Great Bend, KS FT enrollment: 4,108)

    Public high school in Guymon:

    Public elementary/middle schools in Guymon:

      (Students: 376, Location: 712 NORTH ACADEMY, Grades: 3-4) (Students: 358, Location: 801 NORTH BEAVER, Grades: 7-8) (Students: 329, Location: 1400 NORTH CRUMLEY, Grades: 5-6) (Students: 327, Location: 1501 E HWY 3, Grades: KG-2) (Students: 182, Location: 1500 N BEAVER, Grades: KG-2) (Students: 139, Location: 220 MEDICAL DRIVE, Grades: KG-2) (Students: 118, Location: NORTH 1ST ELLISON, Grades: KG-2) (Students: 54, Location: RURAL ROUTE 1 # 89, Grades: KG-6)

    Library in Guymon:

    • GUYMON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $286,054 Location: 206 NW 5TH STREET 32,752 books 2,059 audio materials 1,218 video materials 3 local licensed databases 23 state licensed databases 52 print serial subscriptions)

    Points of interest:

    Notable locations in Guymon: North Ridge (A) , Guymon Fire Department Station 1 and Ambulance Service (B) , Guymon Fire Department Station 2 (C) . Display/hide their locations on the map

    Shopping Centers: Village Shopping Center (1) , North Ridge Shopping Center (2) . Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in Guymon include: Victory Memorial Methodist Church (A) , Victory Memorial Family Center Church (B) , Victory Center Church (C) , Trinity Lutheran Church (D) , Tabernacle Baptist Church (E) , Sunset Lane Baptist Church (F) , Seventh Day Adventist Church (G) , Panhandle Baptist Association Church (H) , Saint Peters Catholic Church (I) . Display/hide their locations on the map

    Tourist attraction: Guymon Travel Information Center (Highway 3 East).

    Hotels: Best Western Townsman Inn (212 Northeast Highway 54), Ambassador Inn (1909 North Highway 64), Regal Inn (823 East Highway 54), Super 8 Motel (1201 East Highway 54), Days Inn & Suites (620 E Highway 54), Colonial Inn (Intersection Highway 54), U S A Lodge (923 East Highway 54), Super 8 Guymon OK (1201 Highway 54 East), Econo Lodge Guymon (923 US 54 East).

    Courts: Guymon City - Ambulance Service- City Court Clerk (219 Northwest 4th Street), Texas County - Court Related & Community Services- Fax (301 South Main), Texas County - Court Related & Community Services (301 South Main).

    Birthplace of: Gordon Grice - Essayist, Claudia Bryar - Actress.

    Texas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential


    The Guymon Public Library & Arts Center opened its doors at 1718 N. Oklahoma Street on September 3, 2013. Funds for the new building were generated with a one-cent sales tax for Capital Improvements in the City of Guymon, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through a grant from the USDA and a donation from the Nash Foundation.


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    For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Guymon ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Guymon family history.

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    What Guymond family records will you find?

    There are 149 census records available for the last name Guymond. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guymond census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

    There are 5 immigration records available for the last name Guymond. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

    There are 16 military records available for the last name Guymond. For the veterans among your Guymond ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

    There are 149 census records available for the last name Guymond. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guymond census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

    There are 5 immigration records available for the last name Guymond. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

    There are 16 military records available for the last name Guymond. For the veterans among your Guymond ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.


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      Texas County, OK Tornadoes (1875-Present)

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      Texas County, OK Tornadoes Prior to 1950
      # Date Time
      (CST)
      Path
      Length
      (miles)
      Path
      Width
      (yards)
      F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
      05/29/1923 2100 Texas Near Hooker
      04/26/1938 1730 20 440 0 0 Texas Near Hooker - near Liberal KS (not continuous?)
      06/07/1941 1915 20 250 0 0 Texas between Stratford TX and Texhoma - W of Texhoma and Guymon - Hugoton KS
      05/31/1942 1518 1.5 1640 0 0 Texas Guymon
      05/16/1949 2330 25 67 1 0 Texas Near Startford TX - 3 NW Goodwell
      Texas County, OK Tornadoes (1950-Present*)
      # Date Time
      (CST)
      Path
      Length
      (miles)
      Path
      Width
      (yards)
      F-Scale Killed Injured County Path
      1 05/14/1951 1800 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Texas 6 S Elkhart KS
      2 05/14/1951 1800 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Texas 8 S Elkhart KS
      3 06/05/1951 1800 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Texas N of Texhoma
      4 06/23/1956 2000 2 50 F1 0 0 Texas 2 NE Goodwell
      5 07/01/1958 1700 5 440 F1 0 0 Texas near Texhoma
      6 07/22/1958 1830 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Texas 5 W Baker
      7 09/07/1958 1600 4 100 F1 0 0 Texas W of Goodwell
      8 06/03/1961 1745 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Texas Near Baker
      9 06/07/1961 2000 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Texas 4 NE Hooker
      10 06/06/1962 1800 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Texas Near Guymon
      11 06/08/1962 1830 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Texas 7 W Goodwell
      12 06/15/1963 2330 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Texas 6 E Hooker
      13 06/14/1967 2124 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Texas 4 W Hitchland
      14 06/14/1967 2145 0.3 150 F0 0 0 Texas 2 NW Tyrone
      15 07/03/1967 1800 0.1 10 F2 0 1 Texas 3 SW Hooker
      16 06/09/1968 1815 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Texas 5 N Texhoma
      17 06/07/1969 2210 0.1 10 F2 0 0 Texas Near Straight
      18 06/09/1971 2135 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Texas 6 W Guymon
      19 07/17/1972 1415 0.1 20 F1 0 0 Texas 6 N Adams
      20 05/01/1973 0900 1 150 F0 0 0 Texas 4 SW Hooker
      21 07/10/1975 1615 2 60 F1 0 0 Texas SW of Elkhart KS
      22 11/19/1975 0300 0.3 270 F2 0 0 Texas Guymon Airport
      23 08/05/1980 1600 0.6 100 F1 0 0 Texas Hardesty
      24 08/05/1980 1640 14 100 F1 0 0 Texas OK/ Seward KS 3 NE Tyrone OK - 6 NE Liberal KS
      25 06/02/1981 1700 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Texas Near Guymon
      26 05/30/1982 1745 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Texas 2 W Hardesty
      27 08/15/1982 1700 0.1 10 F1 0 0 Texas Texhoma
      28 06/13/1983 1530 0.1 10 F0 0 0 Texas 10 S Guymon
      29 05/26/1987 2205 0.1 30 F0 0 0 Texas 5 NE Texhoma
      30 04/25/1990 0050 2 50 F1 0 0 Texas 1 SW Tyrone
      31 05/23/1991 1720 0.1 70 F0 0 0 Texas 1 S Elkhart KS
      32 06/26/1992 1945 0.2 10 F0 0 0 Texas 3 NW Goodwell
      33 05/05/1993 1738-1815 12 500 F3 0 0 Texas 13 SSE- 5 ESE Guymon
      34 05/05/1993 1755 1 150 F0 0 0 Texas 6 SW Hardesty
      35 05/05/1993 1810 2 273 F1 0 0 Texas 14 N Guymon
      36 05/05/1993 1847 0.5 100 F0 0 0 Texas 2 SW Eva
      37 05/05/1993 1850 2 150 F0 0 0 Texas 17 N Guymon
      38 05/05/1993 1854-1926 19 1200 F3 0 0 Texas OK/ Stevens KS 8 N Optima OK- 7 SE Hugoton KS
      39 05/30/1995 1816 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Texas 5 W Guymon
      40 05/26/1996 1353-1358 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Texas 1 S - 1.5 SE Guymon
      41 05/26/1996 1416-1418 1 100 F0 0 0 Texas 4 W - 3 W Hooker
      42 05/26/1996 1416-1420 1 75 F0 0 0 Texas 4 W - 3 W Hooker
      43 06/05/1996 1647-1657 2 25 F0 0 0 Texas 7 NW - 9 NW Guymon
      44 09/18/1996 1901-1903 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Texas 3 SW Baker
      45 09/18/1996 1907-1910 0.5 50 F0 0 0 Texas 1 W Baker
      46 06/04/1999 2037-2039 0.1 n/a F0 0 0 Texas 5 W Hooker
      47 06/29/1999 1544-1545 0.1 n/a F0 0 0 Texas 4 N Eva
      48 06/29/1999 1635-1636 0.1 n/a F0 0 0 Texas 7 SE Eva
      49 05/16/2002 1800-1802 0.1 25 F0 0 0 Texas 5 N Goodwell
      50 05/16/2002 1840-1843 0.1 25 F0 0 0 Texas 9 N Texhoma
      51 05/15/2003 1746-1747 0.1 50 F0 0 0 Texas 10 N Texhoma
      52 05/15/2003 1820-1922 0.5 30 F0 0 0 Texas 7 NW Guymon
      53 05/15/2003 1835-1936 0.5 20 F0 0 0 Texas Guymon
      54 05/15/2003 1845-1846 0.3 100 F0 0 0 Texas near Optima
      55 05/15/2003 1933-1936 2 30 F1 0 0 Texas 6 W - 4.5 WNW Goodwell
      56 05/15/2003 1945-1947 1 40 F0 0 0 Texas near - 1 NE Tyrone
      57 06/21/2006 1724-1731 0.2 50 F0 0 0 Texas 5 SE Tyrone
      58 06/21/2006 1746-1756 2 300 F1 0 0 Texas 1 NE - 3.5 NE Adams
      59 03/23/2007 1611-1614 1.4 440 EF0 0 0 Texas 3 SW - 2 WSW Adams
      60 05/31/2007 1842 0.1 50 EF0 0 0 Texas 5 NNW Eva
      61 05/31/2007 1849 0.1 75 EF0 0 0 Texas 5 ENE Eva
      62 05/31/2007 1858-1900 0.5 150 EF0 0 0 Texas 13 NW - 13.5 NW Guymon
      63 05/31/2007 1906-1917 5 300 EF1 0 0 Texas 11 WSW - 7 SW Hough
      64 05/31/2007 1924-1925 0.1 75 EF0 0 0 Texas 5 WNW Guymon
      65 06/19/2007 2038-2045 2 50 EF0 0 0 Texas 1 NNE - 2 ESE Baker
      66 05/18/2010 1844-1846 0.6 25 EF0 0 0 Texas 15 NW Guymon
      67 05/31/2010 1951-1953 1.7 25 EF0 0 0 Texas 4 WNW Eva
      68 06/11/2011 1811-1825 2 50 EF1 0 0 Texas 2.5 NNE - 3.5 ENE Tyrone
      69 04/15/2016 1850-1851 1.1 50 EF0 0 0 Texas 6.5 SW - 6 SW Eva
      70 04/15/2016 1856-1859 1.1 60 EF1 0 0 Texas 4.5 SSW - 3.5 SSW Eva
      71 04/15/2016 1902-1904 0.9 50 EF0 0 0 Texas 3 W - 2 W Eva
      72 04/15/2016 1916-1920 1 50 EF0 0 0 Texas 5 NNE - 6 NNE Eva
      73 04/15/2016 1919-1921 0.8 25 EF0 0 0 Texas 6 - 6.5 NNE Eva
      74 05/28/2018 1841-1842 0.3 50 EF0 0 0 Texas 4 S Goodwell
      75 05/28/2018 1921-1924 2 200 EF1 0 0 Texas 4 W - 3 WNW Hardesty

      Records taken from the Storm Prediction Center archive data, "Storm Data", and data from the National Weather Service office in Norman. Data modified as described in NOAA Tech Memo NWS SR-209 (Speheger, D., 2001: "Corrections to the Historic Tornado Database").

      Historic data, especially before 1950, are likely incomplete.


      Guymon-New Hotel - February 2014

      When looking through a group of pictures recently one thing jumped out at me and since it no longer exist after having such a long history of our streetscape I thought we'd visit this location.

      The Guymon-New Hotel, or the Guymon House as it's most known by, decorated the north side of the National Road. Every town along the path of the National Road has had many storied hotel, motel and inns.

      The Guymon House was built between 1840-50. It was a simple two story, wood framed structure. Like other hotels in town it was used for many Civil War era political events. Local political parties used the hall and upper rooms for meetings.

      The Guymon House had a perfectly placed second story balcony that was often used by politicians and others to address the crowds that could gather below.

      Like all hotels at the time it too had a tavern. It was advertised locally in the papers "at the sign of the eagle". In 1879, during the Temperance movement, "The Blue Ribbon Reading Association" opened a reading room to offer "pleasant association for the young men" to encourage them to read instead of drinking at the Tavern.

      We know from the advertisment that in the 1880's that it was run by Jackson Willis.

      On February 5, 1898 and ad in the Daily reporter states that Eblert Bragg was in charge of running the hotel. It states that he "established a new and higher standard for hotels here".

      The Guymon House is located to the left in this picture. This picture taken around the turn of the century shows perfectly how people would use the second story balcony and windows to get a better view. This looks like a very interesting parade with the camels and elephants marching the streets.

      This is an ad for the Guymon House. Ad came from the late 1880's. I love the old time spelling of "Sqare".

      In the early 1900's the Guymon House was distroyed by fire. Shortly after a newer brick stucture was built known as the New Hotel. This building was in use until 2000 when a fire yet again destroyed the property. Over the years the first floor was home to many local stores while the second floor was rented to residents.

      This is a photo showing the New building after it was constructed when the Guymon was destroyed by fire. It's the third structure down with the large dome on top. This dome was later removed. Many receptions and parties also took place on the rooftop garden.

      Another picture of the New Building. This one taken in the 1920's.

      Picture of the New Building which is in the middle of the picture with the dome on top. Judging from the cars this picture came from the 1960's.

      This is a picture of the New Building the day after it caught fire in 2000.

      Today the lot is currently a parking lot for the Lincoln Square Pancake House. So the next time you park in the lot remember or try to image what the Guymon or the New building would have been in its heyday. Maybe someday another structure will occupy this space.


      Conclusions

      The worldwide epidemic of obesity affects the Earth’s population in many ways. Diseases of the kidneys, including CKD, nephrolithiasis, and kidney cancers, are among the more insidious effects of obesity, but which nonetheless have wide-ranging deleterious consequences, ultimately leading to significant excess morbidity and mortality and excess costs to individuals and the entire society. Population-wide interventions to control obesity could have beneficial effects in preventing the development, or delaying the progression of CKD. It is incumbent on the entire health care community to devise long-ranging strategies toward improving the understanding of the links between obesity and kidney diseases, and to determine optimal strategies to stem the tide. The 2017 World Kidney Day is an important opportunity to increase education and awareness to that end.


      Abstract

      Navigating social systems efficiently is critical to our species. Humans appear endowed with a cognitive system that has formed to meet the unique challenges that emerge for highly social species. Bullshitting, communication characterised by an intent to be convincing or impressive without concern for truth, is ubiquitous within human societies. Across two studies (N = 1,017), we assess participants’ ability to produce satisfying and seemingly accurate bullshit as an honest signal of their intelligence. We find that bullshit ability is associated with an individual’s intelligence and individuals capable of producing more satisfying bullshit are judged by second-hand observers to be more intelligent. We interpret these results as adding evidence for intelligence being geared towards the navigation of social systems. The ability to produce satisfying bullshit may serve to assist individuals in negotiating their social world, both as an energetically efficient strategy for impressing others and as an honest signal of intelligence.

      [The Bullshitter]…is neither on the side of the true nor on the side of the false. His eye is not on the facts at all, as the eyes of the honest man and of the liar are, except insofar as they may be pertinent to his interest in getting away with what he says. He does not care whether the things he says describe reality correctly. He just picks them out, or makes them up, to suit his purpose.

      Human intelligence has been a long-standing mystery to psychologists: In particular, why humans differ so greatly in their intelligence compared not only to distantly related animals, but our closest primate cousins. Large brains are energetically expensive (Cunnane et al., 1993 Raichle & Gusnard, 2002) and necessitate that human children require inordinate levels of post-partum investment from caretakers (Rosenberg & Trevathan, 2002). Nevertheless, human brains have continued to increase in size over our evolutionary history until only recently (Beals et al., 1984 Bednarik, 2014). It remains a puzzle to explain why humans continue to support the steep investment of resources that comes with maintaining a large and powerful brain, with leading theories suggesting that the cognitive, social and cultural advantages afforded by such large brains outweigh the costs (Seyfarth & Cheney, 2002). Classically, intelligence has often been considered mostly—or sometimes solely—for its value in manipulating and understanding the physical world (Humphrey, 1976), the environment for an organism being a series of cognitive puzzles which intelligence assists them in completing. More recent developments have expanded on this classical understanding through acknowledging that the complexities of an organism’s social life may place just as high of a demand on an organism’s intelligence as the complexities of its physical life (if not more Byrne, 1996 Byrne & Whiten, 1990 Whiten, 2018). Far removed from the relatively sterile cognitive puzzles with which we now test and study intelligence, there is reason to believe that the origin of intelligence is best understood for its social uses (Gavrilets & Vose, 2006 Geher & Miller, 2007 McNally, Brown, & Jackson, 2012). It is this perspective that grounds the current work.

      Several theories have been forwarded to explain the high level of intelligence observed in humans. Some of the most promising among these theories have examined intelligence for its value in assisting us in navigating the complex social systems that characterize our species. Intelligence in the social world is theorized to have been formed primarily in response to three pressures. The first is the need to accurately signal intelligence in order to demonstrate genetic quality and fitness to potential mates (McKeown, 2013 Miller, 2000 Miller & Todd, 1998). The second, a pressure to manipulate, deceive, or influence others through the application of such social intelligence (Byrne, 1996 Byrne & Whiten, 1990 Handel, 1982 Sharma et al., 2013 Whiten, 2018). Third, the pressure to accurately maintain and manipulate mental models of complex social networks and interactions, as well as being able to simulate the mental states of others (Bjorklund & Kipp, 2002 Roth & Dicke, 2005 Stone, 2006). A cartoonish description of the hypothetical person who exemplifies all of these traits in the extreme would be one who shows off their intelligence whenever possible, tells lies when it is advantageous to do so, and is capable of keeping track of all the lies they have told.

      Possessing a high level of intelligence allows humans to meet the intense demands placed on them by complex social systems. Beyond the Machiavellian value of social savvy, evidence suggests that large brains and their corresponding cognitive advantages may have been selected for as a result of their sexual appeal (Crow, 1993 McKeown, 2013 Miller, 2000 Miller & Todd, 1998 Schillaci, 2006). In line with signaling accounts, charisma in the form of humor and leadership abilities has been argued to function as an honest signal of desirable qualities, including cognitive ability (Greengross & Miller, 2011 Grabo et al., 2017). In biology, an “honest signal” is one that conveys accurate information about an unobservable trait to another organism. For example, a brightly colored frog that is poisonous honestly signals its toxicity to predators it looks dangerous, because it is. In contrast, a dishonest signal is an attempt to mislead another organism into believing that the signaler possesses a trait which it does not. For example, a harmless insect may possess the same coloration as a harmful wasp, falsely signaling that it is just as dangerous as a wasp in order to avoid predation it looks dangerous, but it is not. In the context of sexual signaling in humans, a person of high intelligence who is able to communicate this to others is giving an honest signal that they possess this desirable trait. In this case, the “honesty” of a signal is independent of the truth content of the specific communication used to signal. For example, a smooth and intelligent liar may give the impression that they are intelligent even while saying nothing true.

      The ability to produce satisfying bullshit, with its emphasis on impressing others without regard for truth or meaning (Frankfurt, 2009 Pennycook et al., 2015), may represent an energetically inexpensive strategy for both signaling one’s intelligence, and deceiving others to one’s advantage. Indeed, past work provides initial evidence for this claim, demonstrating that indiscriminately attaching meaningless pseudo-profound bullshit titles to artworks increases their perceived profundity (Turpin et al., 2019). On this basis, it has been hypothesized that bullshit can be used to gain a competitive advantage in any domain of human competition where the criteria for determining who succeeds and fails at least partially relies on impressing others. In this way, bullshit may serve as an honest signal of a person’s intelligence (and therefore their fitness), even though the specific content of the bullshit itself may be false.


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