Well! That dang "Oakie" ran off on family business this whole week to NW Oklahoma. Leaving this mountain dog with friends of ours to hold down the fort. I do not really mind, though, 'cause I got to stay and enjoy the fresh new snowfall.
Dodge City Kansas - Stagecoach Mural
Oakie sent me this great shot of a stagecoach mural that she spotted on her arrival in Dodge City, Kansas. As you come into town from the west (hwy 50), pass the OLD Dodge City Boothill and old west storefront. You will see a bronze statute of a longhorn cow. You then proceed to make a left turn (heading north) on the main north-south main downtown streets of Dodge City, Kansas. You won't miss it. It's only about a block north of hwy 50 that runs east & west in Dodge City. The Stagecoach Mural is on the southside of the Bank of America building, on the westside of the street. Here's another view of that same mural - Stagecoach mural - Hey! are those red brick streets that I see?
NEW Alva OK Mural - Hot Rod Days
I understand that Alva, Oklahoma has a NEW mural on Barnes Avenue, in downtown Alva. It depicts the Hot Rod Days of Alva, Oklahoma. If Oakie's memory serves her correctly, I believe that behind that building is about where McGill Bros. Swimming pool once resided. I believe now it has been filled in and no longer exist. Oakie thought that there used to be a narrow walkway between one of those buildings nearby and the building that the mural is on. You could use that walkway to walk back behind the building to the old swimming pool in downtown Alva. Does any of this sound familar with anyone else out there?
Here Comes Trigger
Well! Send Oakie down to NW Oklahoma and the horses and what does she do? Yep! Oakie sent me this photo of our NEW Addition to the family. She feel in love with this great looking addition to our horse family. His barn name is "Trigger." He is a registered quarterhorse with AQHA. He is in the process of being ridden, trained. Oakie says, "It doesn't spook at anything -- It's been trained to walk, ride right in to one of those narrow storage containers -- It's a two year old, palomino, gelding. It's registered AQHA name is "Doc Lynx Son." It's mother is "Flying Lynx." I guess sometime towards end of May, 2005 Trigger and our paint horse (Doquoti) will be coming to the valley of SW Colorado.
1938-39 Lookout (Oklahoma) Sunday School Students Identified
Thanks to Rod... we have identified all the Sunday School Students in the old Lookout, Oklahoma photo from last week. They are: 1 - Frank Neukirch; 2. Mathesia (Knabe) Myers; 3. Mrs. Roy Carlson; 4. Kenneth Bliss; 5. Marjorie Bliss; 6 - Alfred Beagley; 7 - Earl Hackney; 8 - Ray Neukirch (brother of Frank); 9. Mary Ellen Hackney; 10. DeWayne Hodgson; 11. Beagley; 12 - Joy Neukirch (cousin of Frank and Ray); 13 - Colleen Hackney (sister of Earl); 14 - Shirley Neukirch (Joy's sister, also cousin of Colleen Hackney Nixon). Scroll down to the Mailbag Corner to click on the photo.
Lookout Students Identified (1938-39)
"Colleen NIXON IS a HACKNEY, as you mentioned in another message. She confirmed that when these names for the Sunday School class photo (1938-1939 Lookout):
One of First. People at Ft. Supply Mental Institution (1908)..
"My GG-Grandmother was one of the first people to enter in the Ft. Supply (Oklahoma) Mental Institution in 1908. I have actually traveled to the hospital in order to see her gravestone. It was a sad thing to see her there. I met Bob Rea when my mother and I were there. At that time Bob was going through a whole of old photos and organizing the history at Ft. Supply. I am hoping that someone has the ability to visit Ft. Supply (Bob Rea) I believe my GG Grandmother must be in those photos somewhere. I hope you will get back to me one way or another. Thank you for your time. My email address is below." -- Vonnie Wright - EmaiL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leaving A Mark On Our Lives
"It has been a great experience to read your weekly Legacy. As you know I grew up in southern and SE Oklahoma and never really had much knowledge of what was going on in the NW part of Oklahoma. Your weekly letter has enlightened me and taught me much about the area I knew of only by reading Oklahoma History in my early school days. Time goes by and fades away leaving only a shadow of itself, BUT... the mark it leaves on our lives will always be there. Thanks." -- Ernest M.
Faulkner Caves - NW Oklahoma
"I don''t know when I will get back to Alva to see these caves. I used to crawl around in them as a kid. I was there probably 10 years ago and they looked like a nice place for snakes. I guess your thoughts change as you get older. Or just lived in the city too long." -- Steve
Elementary School Teachers From the Past
"Linda, if I had gone to Washington, it would be easy for me to remember the teachers since you just named them. However, I went to Longfellow and I think I remember them, but I''m not going to list them cause if I'm wrong, I don''t want anyone to know it. :)"
Do I Win A Prize
"Beginning in 1966-67 School Year: 1st Grade: Parthena McCrady 2nd Grade: Iris VanPelt 3rd Grade: Joann Fisher 4th Grade: Grace Landsdown 5th Grade: Mildred Faires 6th Grade: Wilma Coffman. Do I win a prize?" --Scott :)
Haunted Places & Other Stuff
"Just received the following link from a fellow Okie friend, and thought you might possibly find it of interest, also. Shadowlands Haunted Places Index. "
Descendants of Pierre PARIS COCULLET
"My name is Carlos Paris. I am a descendant of Pierre PARIS COCULLET who came to Venezuela in the 1800's, his parents' names were Jean Pierre PARIS and "something" COCULLET, he was originally from Bourdeaux, France. Any feedback on this? I will try to gather some more info on Pierre Paris Cocullet and his parents so that we can check if there's a common link with your family. Thanks for your time." -- Carlos Paris
To Aunt Dorothy & Uncle Lawrence
American Civil War Uniforms & German POWs
"Beautiful website! Thank you. Doing small research on the story of American Civil War uniforms issued to our German POWs during their stay. I noticed that you have mentioned 'obsolete' American uniforms were made available to the Germans. Is there any further reference to this source of information available? Again, a great site of almost lost history." -- Tim Desmond - Email: email@example.com
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