Tag Archive: Oklahoma

Mar 20

Washita Battle Site: Hike

While there is much to learn at the Washita Battlefield no trip would be complete without a hike to the site of Black Kettle’s Village.  Just a short drive a half mile from the visitor center on Highway 47A.  While there is not much to be seen on the hike.  I found it important to …

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Mar 20

The Dust and Fire Trail: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Outside of the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site visitor center is the short-paved trail that looks at life on the plains.  The Dust and Fire Trail is just .4 miles in length but shows a long history of hard work and turmoil of a settler’s life. The Dust and Fire Trail has interpretive signs at …

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Mar 20

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site: Oklahoma

I find it important to know about the past.  The tragedies and the triumphs.  The Washita Battlefield National Historic Site preserves one of the great tragedies in American History. At dawn on November 27th 1868 Lt Col Custer attacked the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle. This Oklahoma National Historic Site is located …

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Mar 08

Route 66 Murals: El Reno

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I am not much of a car guy I have always had the philosophy, if it gets me from A to B it is good enough for me.  However, over the years I have come to a greater appreciation of all things Route 66.  Maybe it is the traveler in me.  Could be the history …

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Feb 06

Spring Break ideas in Oklahoma

Spring break is right around the corner.  As a teacher, I think I am just as excited about it as my students.  The year is slowly winding down and one last break before the big gear up for finals, standardized testing, and end of the year projects.  Spring break offers that last chance to get …

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May 12

Oklahoma Land Run Monument: OKC

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The Oklahoma Land Run Monument is made up of 45 larger-than-life bronze statues idealizing the 1889 event.  Started in 2003 and completed in 2015.  The Oklahoma Land Run Monument is one of the largest freestanding bronze sculptures in the world.  It spans a whopping 365 feet in length.   Ideally located in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown area. …

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Jan 27

Beavers Bend: Oklahoma State Park

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Beavers Bend is THE family outdoor destination in southeastern Oklahoma.  Located alongside Broken Bow Lake, Beavers Bend has just about all a person needs to get away from the rat race.  Time was in a ‘no passing zone’ once we were in the park.  There was just something about the place that made it very easy …

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Sep 27

Chickasaw Cultural Center: A Unique Experience

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The Chickasaw Cultural Center was one of the finest museum experiences that my wife and I have ever been on.  Sprawled out over 109 acres the Chickasaw Cultural Center immersed us into the distant past and gave us a glimpse into a fascinating rich culture.   Divided up into several areas and buildings this world class …

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Sep 25

Natural Falls: Oklahoma’s Waterfall

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Natural Falls is a beautiful spot in the northeastern part of Oklahoma.  Located in Natural Falls State Park this 77 foot waterfall is tied with Turner Falls as the tallest waterfall in the state.  Easy to get to with a parking lot within I would say 100 yards or so of the waterfall this is …

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Sep 20

Bear Falls: An Oklahoma Swimming Hole

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Bear Falls is a small waterfall on Travertine Creek and one of the more popular swimming holes in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.  Of course, all that depends on the water levels and flow of the Antelope and Buffalo Springs.  If there has been a decent amount of rainfall and the creek is flowing then …

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