Wild turkeys discovered along a small creek gave this town the
name of Turkey Creek, and the settlement that grew up there was
known as Turkey Roost. But the Post Office shortened it to Turkey.
Several businesses and a $50,000 hotel were built with the coming
of the railroad. The town was a shipping point for cattle, grain,
and cotton. An annual event, on the last Saturday in April, is
the Bob Wills Reunion. The musician is recognized with a monument
at the west end of Main Street. Although the city's population
is small, crowd's range to 10 to 15,000 during the festival.
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