Moore History

History of Moore

Henry and Mary Applegate

This photo shows Henry and Mary Applegate and their child.  The Applegates are believed to have moved to Moore before the railroad and managed to stay in the area after the landrun.  They opened the Iowa Hotel in Moore, which can be seen as the most prominent building in many old pictures of the downtown area.  The Applegates came to Moore from Iowa, hence the name of the hotel.  Henry became Moore's first Chairman of the town board, or what we would today call a mayor.  He remained active in Moore's leadership for many years into the early 20th century.