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)”
The second day of our trip on the Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoach route through Oklahoma yielded some treasures. See Retracing the Butterfield Overland Mail Route for photos from the first day.
In central Oklahoma, the weather between Christmas and New Year’s was sunny and warm and I was ready for a road trip, but I didn’t have time to get too far afield. Where could I go within an hour or so’s drive of home? I like themed travel — burning gas “for a reason” makesContinue reading “The Obelisk Tour”
Flowers on the prairie where the June bugs zoom Plenty o’ air and plenty o’ room (From “Oklahoma,” by Rodgers and Hammerstein) Western Oklahoma. For some, the words conjure up in the mind’s eye a straight ribbon of four-lane through flat, featureless land. But they are the ones who have never been close toContinue reading “Plenty o’ Back Roads”