Historical Photos
Building Avant High School. (Photo Source: Avant Public School)Unknown year and street location. Grocery and drug store located in the main business section of Avant. (Photo Source: Avant Public School) Avant High School. (Photo Source: Podunk Place Search)1912 fire in the main business section of Avant. (Photo Source: Avant Public School) 1912 fire in main business section of Avant. (Photo Source: Avant Public School)1930 Avant basketball team. (Photo Source: University of Central Oklahoma Library)April 12, 1911. This photo, taken in Avant, shows the storm cloud that created the tornado in Bigheart around 5 pm in the afternoon. (Photo Source: Bigheart Museum)(Photo Source: Bigheart Museum)(Photo Source: Bigheart Museum)Theodore, Ethel and Ben Avant. (Photo Source: Bigheart Museum)Ben Avant's early life was spent in the area of Gonzales, Texas. he received his education from local schools and stayed close to ranch life his whole life. In 1890 he traveled to Atascosa County just south of San Antonio where he found work as a cowboy. Rosa (Rogers) Avant. Osage tribe member and allottee. Married Ben Avant. The town of Avant now resides on her land allotment. (Photo Source: A Standard History of Oklahoma)Bird Creek bridge at Avant. (Photo Source: Bigheart Museum) 1920's photo of the Wolverine Gas Plant in Avant. (Photo Source: Bigheart Museum)L to R: Fred Lyle and son, Ben Avant, Theodore Avant, Ethel (Avant) Lyle in front of the Lyle home. (Photo Source: Bigheart Museum)Teny Phillips Latty 1939photo gallery thumbnailHigh School Under Constructionphoto gallery thumbnailphoto gallery thumbnailphoto gallery thumbnailphoto gallery thumbnailphoto gallery thumbnailphoto gallery thumbnailphoto gallery thumbnail