Place:Soper, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States

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NameSoper
TypeTown
Coordinates34.033°N 95.697°W
Located inChoctaw, Oklahoma, United States
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Soper is a town in Choctaw County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 600 at the 2000 census. The town was named for P.L. Soper, who was a U.S. attorney in northern district of Indian territory, when the Frisco railroad came through the area in the early 20th century, and the community at that time took the name Soper. One of Soper's claims to fame is that bull rider "Freckles" Brown, born Warren Granger Brown, was from the town. "Freckles" Brown was a rodeo performer born in Wheatland, Wyoming, on January 18, 1921. He died March 20, 1987, at his ranch in Soper, Oklahoma. Brown is remembered for riding an "unrideable" bull named Tornado in 1967. The bull, owned by Jim Shoulders, had thrown over 200 riders over a 14-year period before Brown's successful ride. Soper has been represented by the Soper High School at the state baseball tournament many times since their first appearance in fall 1992. The fall 1992 team won runner-up that year, and for many years subsequecnt teams from the school made it to the semi-finals. The Soper High School baseball team finally won the state championship in the spring of 2009. Soper is also the home town of Texas country singer and songwriter, Ray Wylie Hubbard.

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