Well its been six months since our April 2011 rendezvous at Claremore and if someone wishes to chair an event for next spring, now is the time to start. Otherwise there will probably not be one. We seem to be recently lacking in members sending in stories, which is causing our editor headaches. If you still wish to have a good product then we need to hear from you, as the journal is getting smaller than we would like it to be. Please send our editor; R.D. Morgan, anything of interest to get published. We can't do this with just a few Board members writing stories every quarter. Thanks.
The 2012 OklahombreS Rendezvous now looks to be set for Saturday, April 28th. Hosts and planners for the event will be Roger Bell and R.D. Morgan. The program will begin at the Three Rivers Museum in Muskogee and will feature the history of Belle Starr and related subjects. The afternoon field trip will include stops at related places in the area. The event will include a special tour of the recently restored Belle Starr Younger's Bend property by the new owner who will also speak to the group. Details will be posted soon. You won't want to miss this Rendezvous!
This event represents a rare chance where members and guests will be able to view all the improvments made to this historical property and visit where other related events happened as well as be hosted by a fine facility (Three Rivers Museum). Much excellent research will be unvieled and personally as a historian I'm pretty pumped about this rendezvous..P.S. Mike Koch is also in on the planning...R. D.
Howdy Hombres. Well it’s time for a new journal and another rendezvous where members will have a unique opportunity to walk the ground where history took place. This year we have selected Younger’s Bend , the home and gravesite of legendary old west femme-fatale Belle Starr as our destination. Dr. Ron Hood has purchased the property and done wonders to make it accessible, as well as reconstructing an 1850s cabin on the land and refurbishing the gravesite and other points of interest. Many historical artifacts will on display at the site and Dr. Hood ,who has done yeoman’s work in researching all the local happenings concerning this dramatic history will be sharing his discoveries with us. We will first meet at the Three Rivers Museum in Muskogee at nine in the morning of April 28 for orientation and a spat of excellent speakers and the viewing of artifacts, as well as fine museum displays, before heading south to Younger’s Bend. Several side trips to historical spots and graves are planned en-route to the property as well. Since there are no places to eat for many miles of the property a chuck-wagon will be provided on site. So if you plan to attend, please RSVP the Three Rivers Museum by phone or e-mail me at Westboonerat@Windstream.net as soon as possible, cause the owners of the portable eatery need to know the numbers they have to serve ahead of time for obvious reasons. Naturally there will be a fee for the chuck but we'll have to get back to you on the prices.. On another subject Oklahombres now has a facebook page and we hope members or nonmembers will join in the discussion, get weekly updates on our activities ,etc. Just go to facebook and type in “Oklahombres.” ..We sincerely hope ya’ll join us at the Rendezvous. Roger Bell, Mike Koch and others have been “wearing out horses” to put this once in a lifetime event together and I assure you one and all, if you love Oklahoma history you won’t be disappointed..
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