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Oklahoma City and Anadarko, OK

September 6, 2008

Webpage by Paul Ridenour

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Dottie and I have been wanting to go to Oklahoma City to see the painting of Stand Watie's Last Surrender at the Capital.  We also wanted to see Stand Watie's bust/monument in Anadarko, OK.

We decided to visit Oklahoma City when Jay Hannah and Jack Baker would be in town.

We met them at 9 AM at the Capitol.  We were not able to see the Watie painting as it was in the Senate Chambers and it was locked.  Jay made some phone calls to Senator Pro-tem Glen Coffee but was unable to get a hold of him. We will have to go back again when it is open. 

Jay mentioned there was a festival going on but he did not remember the name.  He said we celebrate anything in Oklahoma.  He said it could be Opossum Day, Cat Hair Macramé Day, or Dental Floss Day.

Jay had to leave to get ready to attend the OU-Cincinnati game with his wife.  Jack took us to the new Oklahoma Historical Society Archives and Museum (OHS).  An excellent museum.  It was free as they were celebrating Septemberfest.  The Governor's mansion was also open for free tours.

Afterwards, we had lunch with Jack at Mamasita's, not to be confused with the Houston based Mama and Papa restaurants.  I had the Blue Corn Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada and Jalapeno Cream Cheese Chicken Enchilada.  They both tasted good but the Jalapeño Cream Cheese was better.

Dottie and I drove by Stand Watie Elementary School on our way to Anadarko to visit the outdoor museum called The National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians.


Oklahoma Capitol


Dennis Charles Hannah brick at the Capitol [father of Jay Hannah]


Dennis Charles Hannah brick, located 4th column from left, third brick up, marked by the rectangle above

 


Capitol Rotunda


Jack Baker and Jay Hannah


1925 Oklahoma flag


The Old OHS building


The new OHS


OHS


Dottie Ridenour and Jack Baker at OHS [Board of Directors]


First parking meter and shopping cart ever used were in Oklahoma


William Penn Adair at OHS Civil War display

Sarah Watie's shawl, wife of Stand Watie


Stand Watie and Albert Pike used his quilt while staying with the Hester family


Stand Watie's wallet


Hair snood worn by Sarah Watie


Stand Watie display at OHS


Capital can be seen from inside the new OHS building


Document handed to Otoe Warrior Big Axe in 1804, signed by Lewis and Clark.  His descendants had it until 1998 and then gave it to the museum.  It included a letter written in French by President Thomas Jefferson.  Worth $3.1 million today.


Governor's mansion


Stand Watie Elementary, 3517 S Linn Ave, OK, home of the "Foxes" [Red Fox]


"Stand Watie" in the marble above both doors   



Simon R. Walkingstick, Cherokee  -  National Hall of Fame for Famous American Indians


Stand Watie, Cherokee


Stand Watie


Stand Watie


Pocahontas, Powhatan


Sequoyah, Cherokee

Sequoyah


Jim Thorpe [Wa-Tho-Buck], Sac and Fox and part Potawatomi, 1912 Olympics' Greatest Athlete


Chief Joseph, Nez Perce


Hiawatha, Mohawk Chief


Geronimo, Apache


Tecumseh, Shawnee


Cochise, Apache Chief


Santanta [White Bear], Kiowa War Chief


Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief


Pontiac, Ottawa Chief in Detroit


Sacagawea, Shoshoni


Tishomingo, Chickasaw War Chief


Kicking Bird, Kiowa Chief


Pushmataha, Choctaw Chief


John Ross, Cherokee Principle Chief


Will Rogers, Cherokee


Downtown Anadarko, OK


Redskin Theatre - Anadarko


Gainesville High School students at Wendy's