Preserving the Okmulgee Colored Hospital

In the early twentieth century segregation touched every facet of life, including health care. Okmulgee’s African American community came together in the 1920s to build a hospital providing care to many who could not afford it. With the advent of integration the Okmulgee Colored Hospital closed its doors, but it has retained its historic integrityContinue reading “Preserving the Okmulgee Colored Hospital”

Right in My Own Backyard: The Butterfield in Northwest Arkansas

Above: Elkhart Tavern is situated on Old Wire Road in Pea Ridge National Military Park. Before Old Wire was associated with the telegraph, it was used by the Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoaches on their route. Elkhorn Tavern sits along Old Wire Road in Pea Ridge National Military Park in northwest Arkansas. According to the National Park Service,Continue reading “Right in My Own Backyard: The Butterfield in Northwest Arkansas”

Exploring Roman London

Photo Above: On Tower Hill, this section of the City Wall stands at a height of 35 feet, with the Roman work surviving to the level of 14 1/2 feet, and medieval stonework above. The Tower of London is visible in the distance. With a week in London, one can barely scratch the surface ofContinue reading “Exploring Roman London”

Trahern’s Station

(Image above is Brazil Creek near the Council House site) How slowly the scales fall from my eyes as I try to see into the past, the obscurity of the obvious sometimes clearing and other times going completely dark as I seek the truth in this landscape aged 200 years. Both extremes, along with the continuingContinue reading “Trahern’s Station”

Slot Canyons Without the Crowds

My favorite destinations often involve slot canyons. Click below for my article, “Slot Canyons Without the Crowds,” from OutdoorX4’s latest issue, with some recommendations for visiting slots that are both spectacular and somewhat off the beaten path. (Translate: Not Antelope Canyon) Slot Canyons – OutdoorX4 Issue 29