Restored to rough and tumble town
In the mid 1940’s, Carthage was a rough and tumble town. World War II had ended and the oil boom was flourishing. Roughnecks were moving to the area in droves to take advantage of the money to be made. The only law enforcement was Sheriff Corbett Akins, his two deputies and Homer Porter, a night watchman who made rounds on the square making sure doors were locked.