Plans are coming together for the Oklahombres Rendezvous which will be held at the public Library in Claremore, OK On April 16 and 17 ...A great line of speakers are being lined up and will be announced soon.
Several members of the organization are going to be coming in period costumes so be on the lookout for Edna "The Kissing Bandit" Murray, Belle Starr, Rose of Cimarron, and "The Tri-State Terror" will make an appearance. A marshal will be on hand to keep them all in line...yes, Spanky we will have your attire ready.
Homemade cookies,cakes and refreshments along with some Peanut Brittle for Edna will be provided by Naomi's Kitchen...
A block of 10 rooms has been reserved for the dates of April 15 and 16 at the Comfort Inn at the rate of $74.00 plus tax...The cut off date to get this rate is April 2nd, 2011...if we go over the 10 rooms we can get the rooms at $72.00 per night..If you are planning on attending you are responsible for making your own reservations by this date and I would suggest that you make your reservation as soon as possible because there is a soccer tournament going on that weekend in Claremore...Contact the following:
1720 South Lynn Riggs Blvd.Hwy 66 & Country Club Drive
Claremore, OK, US, 74017
Phone: (918) 343-3297Fax: (918) 341-1971
Ask for the Oklahombres Rate
For further information contact R.D. Morgan or Mike Koch.....Naomi
After the first ten rooms are filled, I recommend that folks just look up Claremore, Oklahoma hotels. Seems there are several good choices.
Here is the tentative schedule for the upcoming Oklahombres Rendezvous in Claremore on April 16-17…We are proud to be able to present a powerhouse line-up of speakers this year…The doors open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the conference room at the public library and festivities begin at that time with a meet and greet ...Our first speaker will be James Knight, who will be talking on the Oklahoma exploits of Bonnie and Clyde and Matt Kimes. Mr. Knight is the author of the best-selling book “Bonnie and Clyde: A Twenty-First Century Update” and several others concerning the Civil War in the west as was well as numerous articles for various historical journals including Oklahombres….Next up is our own Dennis Lippe speaking on the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial. Dennis is a retired OKC police officer and a fine historian….We will then have a book- signing starring a string of excellent authors including Larry Yadon, Art Burton, Bob Ernst, Mike Koch, Robert Barr Smith, Dee Cordry, Yours Truly and others to be added later…Dennis will also be selling back issues of Oklahombres …Next we will break for lunch…After chow Robert Barr Smith will give a presentation concerning the lives of outlaws Bob Rogers, the Verdigris Kid and Elmer McCurdy. Mr. Smith is a retired US Army Colonel and a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War as well as a professor of law at the U. of Oklahoma Law Center. He is the co-author of eleven books including “Daltons!: The Dalton Gangs Last Raid on Coffeyville, Kansas” and “The Last Hurrah” which concerns the James/Younger Gangs failed raid on Northfield, Minn. along with “100 Oklahoma Lawmen, Outlaws and Gangsters” with Larry Yadon…At roughly 2 p.m. Art Burton will speaking on the life of Cherokee Bill. Art is a professor of history at South Suburban Collage in Holland, Ill. He has written three excellent books dealing with noted African/American lawmen and outlaws from the old west era and their impact on western history (* Personally, I‘ve always been captivated by the lives of both Bass Reeves and Cherokee Bill)…At approximately 3 p.m. Larry Yadon will speak on Ed Reed, a fascinating and controversial figure in Indian Territory history. Yadon is the co-author of several entertaining and informative books dealing with Oklahoma, Arizona and Texas frontier law enforcement history as well as a practicing attorney…We will close the days proceedings with a second book-signing . Refreshments will be made available by my wife Naomi in the form of tea, coffee, homemade cookies and cake….On Sunday morning we will place two wreaths at the graves of a pair of fallen officers interred at Claremore’s Woodlawn Cemetery…..Feel free to contact me if anyone has questions….We do have a special rate set up at the Comfort Inn in Claremore…Just mention Oklahombres…We will be putting out flyers, getting some newspaper coverage and hoping for some TV face-time over the next month…. R. D. ……P.S Your next issue of the Oklahombres Journal is now complete and hopefully everyone will receive their copy before the Claremore event….
Weve been informed that due to the soccer tournement taking place in Claremore at the same time as the Oklahombres event there are no rooms left at Claremore motels except a few at the Comfort Inn and the special rate we arranged for ends tommorrow...
The Claremore rendezvous was a great success. We had some of the best lineup of speakers and authors, and had a great time. The Rogers County Sheriff's office had an officer appear as well as the sheriff himself to help with Sunday's dedication and wreath laying ceremony. I wish to thank all those involved, especially Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Morgan, the speakers and those that travel, some from great distances, to attend.
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