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/
I read recently that those big metal pyramids (the Producers Cooperative Oil Mill, which processed cotton and oil seed) south of downtown Oklahoma City are going to be torn down soon. I got my information from “The Lost Ogle,” so I might need to be cautious about taking it seriously. Regardless, it seemed as ifContinue reading “Those Big Metal Pyramids”
Oklahomans of the 21st Century, if they think about it at all, might like to imagine a location within the state’s borders as its birthplace: perhaps the Three Forks region near Muskogee, where fur traders headquartered in the early 1800s, or Purcell, the southern border of the April 1889 land run. Or there’s Guthrie, theContinue reading “West of Fort Smith”
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)”
Congratulations to Art Peters, curator of the Hinton Historical Museum, on publication of his second book, “Legends of the Canyons, A Collection of Legends, Stories and History of the Canyons in North Caddo County.” Bill and I hiked with Art in one of these beautiful canyons last winter and one of my photos from thatContinue reading “Legends of the Canyons”
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.
Continuing our exploration of the route of the Butterfield Overland Mail stagecoach route through Oklahoma (begun on a short trip last year about this time). The Butterfield stage ran from 1858 to 1861 and 192 miles of its route traversed what is present-day southeastern Oklahoma. Today we started in Spiro, Oklahoma and made it toContinue reading “Retracing the Butterfield Overland Mail Route”