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Over the next 30 days I’ll be posting pictures of America at her best…from the Arbuckle Mountains to the Ozarks; the Smokies to the Appalachians…crossing rivers, skirting lakes…walking Beale Street and Main Street…crossing 11 state lines and driving some of the remaining original segments of the Mother Road (Route 66). 164 more words

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Oklahoma Fun Facts

  1. Did you know that Oklahoma only became a state in 1907? Before that it was known as Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory.
  2. From 1907 to 1929, Oklahoma was part of the 8th Circuit United States Courts of Appeals (National Archives Record Group 276).  
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Mixed Blood and a Search for Heritage

*some names have been changed to respect privacy.

I know that this post will offend. Having grown up in once was what was Indian Territory, I am no stranger to the culture of exclusion the native tribes have towards those, like me, who cannot trace their lineage to the rolls. 1,963 more words

My Recommendations: The Officer and the Bostoner by Rose Gordon

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Allison Pierson is a well-to-do young lady traveling by stagecoach from her home in Boston to meet her intended in Santa Fe, but instead finds herself stranded in a military fort in the middle of Indian Territory when her stagecoach leaves without her. 290 more words


Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The second entry in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s saga of growing up in America during a time of change and movement. This book opens with the Ingalls family packing up their wagon and traveling from their house in the big woods of Wisconsin to the open prairie of Kansas. 194 more words

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