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Aug 17, 2016 - Hawthorne Bluff Park - Oologah Lake (8/11 - 8/14/16)

The trip to our next stop was wrought with issues. We were cruising along doing just fine. We come to a turn and the road is closed. Oh no. When the GPS finished recalculating a new route, it had added many miles and over an hour to the ride. Well, you just have to do what you have to do. At about the half way mark I took over the driving. That wasn't a problem for me, but it seemed to be for Tim. A couple of times he tried to take a nap on the sofa, but the roads were back roads, narrow, rough and curvy. As he tried to get comfortable, the...

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Sep 2, 2008 - OOLOGAH, OK

September 2, 2008 – Tuesday: This day had an … interesting beginning and ending. We had a hard little rain storm in the morning, and we debated whether we should stay put or get on the road again. We finally decided to get going, and the weather got better as we headed east to Wichita and then south to Tulsa, OK. We kept running into rain showers, some really hard, but for the most part it was easy driving. We drove through Greensburg, KS, and wondered about some of the buildings – were they being built or torn down. Then we saw the sign...

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Cheyenne Days

Jan 20, 2001 - 1998 July 17 (P.M.) – Oologah, Oklahoma - Will Rogers Birthplace

After lunch at The Pink House, we went to Oologah to see the Will Rogers Birthplace. Built in 1875, the house is a comparatively rare surviving example of buildings on the former Indian Territory frontier. Clem Rogers added clapboard siding and the place was called "The White House on the Verdigris." For fifteen years, the house was the seat of power and site of culture. When Mary Rogers died in 1890, Clem Rogers moved to Claremore. The first floor is 1,536 square feet (48 feet by 32 feet). The house was built with 10-inch logs hand-hewed...

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