Hi, my name is Luke Sprague and I know writing a historical marker nomination can be difficult.

​That is why I offer my research skills and writing ability to help you write a successful nomination for a historical marker. Here is just such a case:

Oklahoma State Historical Marker nomination-

​Brent sought my assistance to write a nomination for an Oklahoma Historical Society marker for the American Mutual Company. I agreed to take on the project and we immediately encountered a number of challenges.

​Given the relatively recentness of the American Mutual Company, it was critical that I establish that the American Mutual Company did something historically significant on the state level.

Fortunately, after further research, we discovered that the Homsey Brothers who owned the American Mutual Company, did win an Oklahoma State Supreme Court decision in 1961 that changed the nature of retail sales in the state of Oklahoma. This made the brothers historically significant at the state level.

Court cases at the district, state, and federal levels provided the mainstay of supporting evidence for the nomination.

On May 12, 2016, the Oklahoma State Historical Society approved the nomination for recognition with a state historical marker.

Here is an image of the marker:

​Here is what Brent said:

I really appreciated working with you and all of your work on this. There’s no way this would have happened without you! Thank you again!

Luke, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your help with all of this. I’ve never done something like this before, but it’s pretty neat to have been a part of it. Makes me want to dive into another history project!"

Brent Vawter

If you need help with a historical marker, I would encourage you to contact me at (800) 304-4820 or email me at luke@historymint.com 

Sincerely,

Luke Sprague, M.A.

Historian