In chapter 6 of The Smart Kid, Charleen is investigating a previous school that Matthew Janson attended. It was Altus, OK.
A flash flood nearly destroyed Frazer on June 4, 1891. The residents moved to higher ground 2.5 miles (4.0 km) east of the original site. W. R. Baucum suggested renaming the town Altus, a Latin word meaning “high.”