Steve Adams

by Brooks Nickell


There’s hardly anything about McAlester, Oklahoma, that Steve Adams doesn’t know. For 35 years, he’s been the local historian, amassing a vast collection of hometown history through newspaper clippings, research, books, and photos, which he displays at the McAlester library. A lifelong resident, Adams worked as a security guard for 25 years at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary and served as chaplain of the Fraternal Order of Police for a few years during his tenure.