A movement toward the preservation and restoration of
historic downtown districts that has been ever increasing
for more than 30 years, reached a landmark moment in
Oklahoma history as Governor Mary Fallin declared
October 16-22 “Main Street Week”.
Poteau Main Street Matters, which is a part of the
Oklahoma Main Street Program, is one of many communities
throughout the state that are glad to see the proclamation
by Fallin. Poteau Main Street (Dewey Avenue) will
be decorated with flowers throughout the week to help
signify the beauty and life of the downtown district.
PMSM began in 2005 after the OSMC accepted their
application and declared them a Main Street Community.
Several people in the community such as Sherry Ballew
and Randy Bridgman along with many others, worked
endlessly to obtain the status of a MSC and after completing
two applications for acceptance and receiving a denial
letter twice, they wouldn’t give up. With one last effort,
the original founders of PMSM tried the third time and