Oakie's NW Corner
Alva, Oklahoma - Things have been busy this Spring week in NW Oklahoma. The mid-70 and 80 degree weather has found this writer out to pasture with digital camera in tow snapping the new colts, momma mares and other country
Do you recognize the 2002 colt from last year? Yep! That is my 2002 sorrell stud that I sometimes call George" or "Doc's Sorrell." I have not decided which name to use, but George is used the most, because last May, 2002, while I was at Parelli's horse camp in Pagosa Springs -- Big George was the horse I trained with. So... I named my last years colt after Parelli's - Big George. BUT... I also like the name "Doc's Sorrell" because George's father was Doc Bar.
My Cindy has not foaled her 2003 colt as of this writing, but I am hoping sometime this month for another precious li'l colt. I will keep you posted.
There is something special watching the new little colts stumbling, awkwardly or sleeping nearby their momma mare as she grazes in the pasture. The following are not my colts, but belong to Clark's Quarterhorses in Alfalfa County, in Northwest Oklahoma.
If you are interesting in some great looking quarterhorses, you need to check with Bud & Lovina Clark, in NW Oklahoma - P. O. Box 803, Alva, Oklahoma 73717.
Before I leave you to Spring ahead your clocks this weekend (Sunday, 2:00a.m.), don't forget to checkout the Indian Guide Monument info in the Eastern part of the state. Another reader sent me New Mexico and Mother Nature's version of "Yellow Ribbons" for the soldiers serving across the ocean.
Did you know that the Pilgrim Bard, Scott Cummins, had a brother named George Cummins? Another reader sent some information about her Cummins and Arndt Pioneers that settled in Oklahoma Territory.
Thanks for your patience and understanding as this newsletter is a bit short and late this weekend. Sometimes there is not enough hours in the day, days in the week to do everythings, but perhaps next week will be a bit more settled.
Have a great weekend! Do NOT forget to spring ahead those clocks early Sunday morning for Daylight Savings Time. AND... Here's a moment of silence and prayers of support for our troops fighting over in Iraq and the prisoners of war and those missing in action..
~~ Linda "oaKie" ~~
NEW Family Member
Alva, Oklahoma -
Precious, playful li'l Valentines Day Pug is Duchess Jade Rose Chang (Duchess), born February 14, 2003. Duchess' father is Emperor Chen Chang and her mother is Chubby Jade-Pik. Click the above picture to see Duchess in the process of rearranging and making her own bed.
Duchess' li'l playmate was caught in the act of whispering secrets the other day. I couldn't resist snapping this shot.
Mother Nature's Yellow Ribbon for Soldiers
New Mexico - Mother Nature's Yellow Ribbons -- "Thanks again for the memories. While this is not an Oklahoma thing, just wanted to share with you a couple of pictures from our area. Even though we are in a drought that is becoming more severe by the day, we have had a little bit of moisture at just the right time to cause the Mexican Poppies
to bloom. Although they are in bloom from the outskirts of El Paso up into the White Sands Missile Range area east of Las Cruces, the two pics are from NE El Paso.
Indian guide Monument - NE Oklahoma
Oklahoma - Looking for any one with info about the Indian Guide Monument which originated in Pyramid Corners, Oklahoma. In the late 1800s it was torn down and moved to Centralia, Oklahoma. On the Oklahoma map look in the far N.E. corner for a town named Bluejacket, named after Chief Bluejacket, Shawnee Tribe that migrated into Oklahoma out of Ohio at the same time all the other tribes came to Oklahoma from Ohio. This particular area was populated by the Cherokee and the Shawnee. It seems strange that this monument is not documented anywhere." -- Ronald Hawkins - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ghosttowns of Oklahoma
Oklahoma - Ghosttowns of Oklahoma... Checkout this unique website with some great info about some of our Oklahoma Ghosttowns.
Descendant of George Cummins
Oklahoma - "I very much enjoyed this
web page. I am a direct descendant of George Cummins. Orange Scott
Cummins was George's brother. My grandma called him Uncle Scott.
"I admire all the work you do on the Okie Legacy. I am very interested in tracing my family tree but have no clue how or where to start. Can you give me any tips as to how to get started. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot" -- Di
Freedom Rodeo Photos of 2002
Freedom, Oklahoma - "I noticed your article in the Okie Legacy (Volume 4, Issue 35), regarding the Freedom Rodeo Queens. I took pictures that day but none of the pictures turned out. Did you have anymore pictures that you wouldn't mind sending me. Thank you." -- Brye
Orphan Train Mailing List
Oklahoma - "If you have an interest in the history of the Orphan Trains which carried thousands of children to their new homes and families in many states from the 1850's to 1930, including Oklahoma. AND... If you would like to subscribe, send only the word SUBSCRIBE to ORPHAN-TRAINS-L-REQUEST@ROOTSWEB.COM.' --Kathleen
Free Topo Foundation
Free This is a place where USGS topo maps can be viewed online. This site currently has images of these states: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Chinese Pugs... "The chinese pugs history is traced back to China, 600 BC. The chinese pug is the largest of the toy breed of dogs. The coat is short, smooth, and the colors are: black, silver, or apricot- fawn, with a dark face. The chinese pug has a tightly curled tail and carries it high over its' back....."
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