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So long to an old friend

I learned recently that a friend of mine up in Oklahoma had passed away. Curt “The Hogshooter Philosopher” Johnson had about 40 years on me but we were good friends because of a shared love of history and amateur archeology. … Continue reading

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Moore remembers time as a fighter pilot

The elementary school in Nowata, Oklahoma is named after former school superintendent and community leader Glenn C. Moore. But before Moore made his respected reputation in education, he earned another reputation over the skies of Europe in World War II: … Continue reading

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Ten fallen officers honored by Alluwe monument

Each year a tribute is held for fallen Nowata County law officers at the Ray Coffey Memorial in Alluwe, Oklahoma’s Clark City Park. The memorial was dedicated on July 4, 1992 in honor of Ray Coffey, who had served as … Continue reading

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Cherokees deny rights to slave decendants

This week the Cherokee tribal court denied citizenship to the descendants of former tribal slaves. This means 2,800 slave descendants have been denied their rights again by the Cherokee Nation –in effect this nullifies the 1866 treaty at the end … Continue reading

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