Place:Porum, Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States

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NamePorum
TypeTown
Coordinates35.358°N 95.266°W
Located inMuskogee, Oklahoma, United States
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Porum is a town in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 725 at the 2000 census. The area is rich in history, including that of the Starr clan who were of the Cherokee "Treaty faction" and became immersed in troubles during the early turbulent days of Cherokee Nation. They were attacked by, and counter attacked, men of the Ross faction. Tom Starr was alleged to have killed 100 men in his time, although the figure may be exaggerated. Tom was a half-blood, Irish and Cherokee, and had five sons, one of whom was Sam who became the husband of Belle Starr, forever linked with the history of Porum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Starr ). In later years, Pony Starr who lived on the edge of Porum was involved in the Porum Range War and was regarded as the straightest shot and most fearless man of his clan.

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