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Stories of old-time Oklahoma

Author: David Dary
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
History
Biography Anecdotes
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Dary
ISBN: 9780806141817 0806141816 9780806144191 080614419X
OCLC Number: 690585253
Description: xvi, 271 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The land, rivers, towns, and wild creatures --
The Cross Timbers --
Some wild creatures --
Oklahoma rivers --
Naming and pronouncing Oklahoma towns --
When Oklahoma got electric lights --
Oklahoma's black gold --
pt. 2. On trails and rails --
Early trails --
Military forts --
Trading posts and early businesses --
The Butterfield Overland Stage --
Early cattle trails and ranching --
When the railroads arrived --
"No man's land" --
pt. 3. From tipis and lodges --
Making peace with the Plains Indians --
Mountains named for the Wichita Indians --
"Gopher John", Black Seminole --
Satanta, Kiowa chief --
Cherokee William P. Ross, father of Oklahoma journalism --
Jane Austin McCurtain --
Quanah Parker, last Comanche chief --
Oscar Jacobson and the Kiowa Five --
pt. 4. Oklahoma treasure legends --
A few words about treasure legends --
Spanish legends --
Why pioneers buried their treasures --
Hidden treasures --
The Tres Piedras legend --
The treasure Belle Starr sought --
The legend of California gold --
He did not know the treasure was there --
pt. 5. Outlaws and lawmen --
The mystique of Oklahoma outlaws --
Bill Doolin, Oklahoma's worst outlaw --
William Coe, Oklahoma's least-known outlaw --
Bass Reeves, the most feared U.S. Deputy Marshal --
The misadventures of Al Jennings --
Bill Tilghman, lawman --
Al Spencer, forgotten outlaw --
Pretty Boy Floyd, bank robber --
pt. 6. People, events, and things, --
Will Rogers's last interview --
Oklahoma symbols and emblems --
David Payne, Boomer --
Kate Barnard, first woman elected to state office --
The night Boise City was shaken --
Roscoe Dunjee, Oklahoma's Little Caesar --
The Miller Brothers' 101 Ranch --
The man from Bugtussle --
Oklahoma inventors --
Oklahoma storms, fires, floods, train wrecks, and other disasters --
pt. 7. Artists, writers, and entertainers --
Washington Irving's Oklahoma visit --
Artists in Indian Territory --
Angie Debo, teacher and writer --
Woody Guthrie, father of American folk music --
Gene Autry, yodeling cowboy --
Patti Page, the singing rage --
Kay Starr, salon singer.
Responsibility: David Dary.

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