tobacco & ghost

Aug 29

D.C.’s historic boundary stones are being preserved - The Washington Post

Aug 24

Osage county sunsets.

Osage county sunsets.

Aug 22

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Aug 19

Rio Chama by Michelle Chrisman

Rio Chama by Michelle Chrisman

exploringoklahomahistory:

SkullyvilleSkullyville was founded in 1832 while removal of Choctaws to what is now Oklahoma was in progress. First Choctaw Agency in the west was established here with Major F. W. Armstrong as agent.The name Skullyville was derived from Choctaw word “Iskuli” meaning a piece of money.  It was here Choctaws received annuity payments hence referred to the place as “Money Town” or Skullyville.There were three districts in the Choctaw Nation with Skullyville being the capitol of one.Catlin, the artists, stopped here for a time in 1834.  When Chickasaws moved west in 1838 many landed from boats at Fort Coffee and went through Skullyville to new homes farther west. The Seminoles also came this was going west.With establishment of Butterfield - Overland mail route between St. Louis and San Francisco, 1858, one of the stations was at Skullyville and operated by Tandy WalkerThis center of Choctaw culture and political life began to decline at close of Civil War and when old agency building was destroyed by fire in 1947, Skullyville became only a memory.Oklahoma Historical Society. Erected 1968Located at turn to entrance of Skullyville Cemetery on Spring Rd., Skullyville, Oklahoma.  (Just SE of Sprio, Oklahoma)place: http://www.blogoklahoma.us/place.aspx?id=299 map: https://goo.gl/maps/xWT3W img:  CivilWarAlbum.com http://bit.ly/VD8TBg
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exploringoklahomahistory:

Skullyville
Skullyville was founded in 1832 while removal of Choctaws to what is now Oklahoma was in progress. First Choctaw Agency in the west was established here with Major F. W. Armstrong as agent.

The name Skullyville was derived from Choctaw word “Iskuli” meaning a piece of money.  It was here Choctaws received annuity payments hence referred to the place as “Money Town” or Skullyville.

There were three districts in the Choctaw Nation with Skullyville being the capitol of one.

Catlin, the artists, stopped here for a time in 1834.  When Chickasaws moved west in 1838 many landed from boats at Fort Coffee and went through Skullyville to new homes farther west. The Seminoles also came this was going west.

With establishment of Butterfield - Overland mail route between St. Louis and San Francisco, 1858, one of the stations was at Skullyville and operated by Tandy Walker

This center of Choctaw culture and political life began to decline at close of Civil War and when old agency building was destroyed by fire in 1947, Skullyville became only a memory.

Oklahoma Historical Society. Erected 1968

Located at turn to entrance of Skullyville Cemetery on Spring Rd., Skullyville, Oklahoma.  (Just SE of Sprio, Oklahoma)

place: http://www.blogoklahoma.us/place.aspx?id=299 
map: https://goo.gl/maps/xWT3W 
img:  CivilWarAlbum.com http://bit.ly/VD8TBg ref: http://www.skullyville.com/ 

#oklahoma   #oklahomahistory   #okhistory   #LeFloreCounty   #Choctaw

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Aug 01

Jul 26

Cherokee Nation’s hidden gem: Saline District Courthouse (and springhouse)  circa 1884. Went with @eleneariel and it was better than best.

Cherokee Nation’s hidden gem: Saline District Courthouse (and springhouse) circa 1884. Went with @eleneariel and it was better than best.

Jul 17

Thoughts

Thoughts

Jul 13

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#abandoned #WPA structure: old camp bathrooms.

#abandoned #WPA structure: old camp bathrooms.

Jul 05

Chimney Rock, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu

Chimney Rock, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu

Jul 04

#kashakatuwe #tentrocks

#kashakatuwe #tentrocks

Hiked Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks today. Hiked equals climbing another mountain and taking 200 pictures. It is the most beautiful place…

Hiked Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks today. Hiked equals climbing another mountain and taking 200 pictures. It is the most beautiful place…

Jun 19

Superb Indian Territory journalism circa #1904 Pryor Creek Clipper #thembottleswasempty

Superb Indian Territory journalism circa #1904 Pryor Creek Clipper #thembottleswasempty