Oklahombres, Inc. is proud to present its spring rendezvous at Tahlequah, Oklahoma April 22 & 23, 2005
The Holiday Inn Express will be our host motel. Holiday Inn Express is located off of Hwy 82 going north at One Holiday Inn Drive in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Call (918) 456-7800 for motel room reservations. The room rate at the motel is $60.00, and when calling tell them you are with the Oklahombres rendezvous. This rate is good until April 2, 2005, so call before that time.
We will gather on Friday night at 7:00, April 22 at the motel for those who wish to participate in an Oklahombres reception and get reacquainted. Ask the hotel clerk for directions to the meeting area.
Registration for the rendezvous will begin on Saturday, April 23 at 8:20 a.m. at the Northeastern State University (NSU) campus, College of Business, located at 700 N. Grand Ave. (at the corner at N. Grand Ave. and Garrison Street) in Tahlequah, Oklahoma on the first floor, Room 121. Parking is on the north side (Garrison Street) of the College of Business building and across from Grand Ave. on the west side of the building. There will be refreshments served via a college vendor.
At 8:50 a.m. we will have an opening welcome to our guests. Our first speaker will begin at 9:00 a.m. He will be Robert Ernst (historical researcher, writer and lecturer), who will speak on "Deputy Marshall Frank Dalton's murder and its aftermath." At 9:40 a.m. Dennis Lippe (Chairman of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial, Inc.) will speak about "Fallen Law Enforcement Hero's of Cherokee County." We will then have a short break at 10:15 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. Dr. Brad Agnew (Professor of History at NSU) will speak on "Oklahoma's Land Run." At 11:15 a.m. Art Burton (author of Black, Red and Deadly and Black Buckskin and Blue) will speak on the Cherokee lawmen and the National Police.
We will break for lunch at noon. At 1:00 p.m. we will have our last speaker Phillip Steele (author of many books including: The Last Cherokee Warrior: Zeke Proctor and Ned Christie, The Family Story of Bonnie and Clyde, Civil War in the Ozarks, Outlaws and Gunfights of the Old West, The Many Faces of Jesse James, Starr Tracks: Belle Starr and Pearl Starr, to name a few). We will break at 1:40 p.m. to visit with vendors.
At 2:00 p.m., for those interested, we will have a car caravan to some exciting sites in the area, such as the Historical marker at Manard, where the Bill Cook gang robbed a stagecoach, the Cherokee Square, the Cherokee National Prison and the Cherokee Capitol in Tahlequah. Other sites will be examined as time permits. The Rendezvous should be over by 5:30 p.m.
There will be a $10.00 registration fee at the door on Saturday to cover expenses.
If you have any question you can go to the Oklahombres web site at www.oklahombres.org. You can also send an E-mail to Program Coordinator, Mike Koch at MJK2852@aol.com. Let's have a great time!
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