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Tue
02
Jun
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ONE FOR THE OKLAHOMA HISTORY BOOK

Preserving the history of Civil War battles in what is now Oklahoma has long been a major effort of the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS), but the Civil War Sesquicentennial has inspired dramatic new projects to help visitors understand the war’s importance in developing Oklahoma.

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Tue
02
Jun
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House Report

The Oklahoma House of Representatives concluded the 2015 legislative session on May 22, 2015. I cannot say I was thrilled with every budgetary and policy decision, but being able to lead sometimes means you have to make hard and even unpleasant decisions.

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Tue
26
May
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LOOK BACK, LOOK WEST

The Navajo, call themselves Dineh, or Dinee, which means “The People” in the Navajo language. They are closely related to the Apache, and are an Athabasca-speaking people who migrated southwest from
west central Canada sometime around the 15th century

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Tue
19
May
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A Word From The Superintendent

Here we are. Another school year has flown by, and each year seems to go by faster than the previous year. In my article this week, I would like to highlight a few of the high points of the school year.

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Tue
19
May
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House Report

As a rural lawmaker and conservative, I do not like to see the state funding an Oklahoma City museum without proof of benefit to Western Oklahoma. Unfortunately, the obligation for the American Indian Cultural
Center and Museum was created before my time.

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Wed
13
May
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Modern Homemakers HCE Met For May

Modern Homemakers HCE met at the OSU Extension Center on May 4, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Carol Sperle prepared a meal of chicken spaghetti casserole, salad, zwieback rolls and for desert, apple dumpling tortillas. After the meal, Paula Stafford, President, led the members in the Flag salute and singing, "It is Well Worth My Soul."

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Tue
12
May
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WHY DID THEY COME?

When the basket makers first came to the northern Colorado Plateau near the San Juan River to live in their pithouses, what was it that had caused them to move from their prior locale? And why had they chosen the area they did choose in which to live their lives? Archaeologists have invested a lot of time and effort in trying to arrive at a plausible answer. Most agree that they traveled in small extended family groups, carrying their belongings on their backs.

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Tue
05
May
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How The Anasazi Lived

Although the cliff dwellings and pueblos of the ruins in the four corners area are the most enchanting of structures, they were late comers in the Anasazi mode of living.The earliest dwelling places found in the ruins were the pithouses, which were really quite similar to the dugouts used in the American West even as late as the settlement of Oklahoma Territory.

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Tue
05
May
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Washita County Museum News

Around the middle of the 19th century, cowboys in the West shot what coyotes and wolves they could and injected strychnine into animal carcasses to take care of the rest

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Tue
28
Apr
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House Report

Legislators are now in the process of accepting or rejecting amendments made to their legislation in the opposite legislative chamber. If amendments are rejected, the bills enter into a conference committee, composed of both state representatives and senators.

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