Mount Scott: Country Humor with David Gregory

By contributing writer David Gregory
If you don’t know what Mount Scott is you need to pay attention! It’s a 2464’ mountain in Oklahoma in the Wichita Mountains near Lawton, Oklahoma. It’s a nice day trip from Bowie that I’ve made numerous times. The first time for me was when I was 11 years old.
An old man who was born in Bowie, Uncle Tan Turner, returned each summer to visit his sister, Minnie Hutchinson. She lived in the old Turner mansion a block west of the fire station.
My dad was a full time fireman and we had an apartment in this big house. When Uncle Tan visited he would always fill his old Buick with neighborhood kids and haul us up the winding road to the top of Mount Scott.
Then he would take us to Meers, a nondescript village, to a little café and treat us to their famous giant dinner-plate size hamburger.
Even thought we were stacked in both front and rear seats like cord wood, no one complained about being uncomfortable. These were always memory-making experiences for six or eight poor kids in town. To read more pick up the May 2014 issue of North Texas Farm & Ranch.

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