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”

Wade in the Water

Artist Deborah Kaspari and I drove and hiked all over Oklahoma doing research for our latest story for Oklahoma Today, “Wade in the Water.” Read it here: WadeintheWaterND17 And here’s a fun blog post about the origins of the story, “No Trail, No Problem:: https://susandragoo.com/2015/07/02/no-trail-no-problem/ And, a couple of related posts: https://susandragoo.com/2016/12/09/kiamichi-country/ https://susandragoo.com/2015/09/08/canadian-sunset/

Five Historic Places in Oklahoma You’ve Probably Never Seen (But Should)

The history of Oklahoma didn’t begin with statehood in 1907 or even with the Land Run of 1889. Early inhabitants left plenty of archaeological evidence of their presence, but except for the well known Spiro Mounds Historic Site, you can’t get to those places and even if you could there might be nothing to see.Continue reading “Five Historic Places in Oklahoma You’ve Probably Never Seen (But Should)”