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Oklahoma ... What You May Know and What You Should Know

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Posted: 4/13/2012 7:38 PM

Oklahoma ... What You May Know and What You Should Know 


Thomas P. Gore

He was an unusual man who ended up in Oklahoma.  He was a first.  There has only been a second. Do you think there will ever be a third? What am I talking about?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59Urk8zmGfo

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Posted: 4/20/2012 11:12 PM

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Thomas P. Gore was one of Oklahoma's first US Senators. He served Oklahoma and our nation from December 1907 to  March 1921.  He was blind.  He lost his sight in his youth  through two separate accidents.

 

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Posted: 4/21/2012 2:55 PM

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The only other blind U.S. Senator was Thomas D. Schall of Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Senate from March  1925 to  December 1935. He lost his sight in a freak accident in 1908 while using an electric lighter to  light his cigar. 

The loss of his sight did not  stop him from using a revolver for target practice. As seen in this video he is guided by the sound of a tapping wand on the bulls eye.

http://www.criticalpast.com/vi...olver_bulls-eye

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Posted: 4/21/2012 7:11 PM

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RovertoSolo wrote: The only other blind U.S. Senator was Thomas D. Schall of Minnesota. He served in the U.S. Senate from March  1925 to  December 1935. He lost his sight in a freak accident in 1908 while using an electric lighter to  light his cigar. 

The loss of his sight did not  stop him from using a revolver for target practice. As seen in this video he is guided by the sound of a tapping wand on the bulls eye.

http://www.criticalpast.com/vi...olver_bulls-eye
Amazing!!
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Posted: 4/23/2012 11:22 AM

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The Cherokee Strip and the Cherokee Outlet are not the same areas of land.

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ok...tlet/strip.html

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Posted: 4/26/2012 12:39 PM

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The Oklahoma Panhandle has had  several names. After Texas lost it, the first names were “Public Land Strip" and "No Man's Land."  For a short period of time beginning in 1886 it was named  “Cimarron Territory.”  In 1890 this land was assigned to the Oklahoma Territory and by 1891 “No Man's Land” was being called “Seventh County”, later renamed “Beaver County”. In 1907 Beaver County was divided into our present three panhandle counties, Beaver, Texas and Cimarron.

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Posted: 5/1/2012 5:53 PM

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Posted: 5/1/2012 5:55 PM

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OKC A to Z

http://www.tulsafilms.com/pages/okc-a-to-z


I did not get see this presentation, but there is a DVD that is being sold.

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Posted: 8/26/2012 1:49 PM

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Oklahoma State Symbols

http://www.okhistory.org/kids/symbols

What on this list would you change?

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Posted: 8/26/2012 1:55 PM

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Nickname

I would change the State's nickname from "The Sooner State" to the "The Okie State". biggrin

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Posted: 8/26/2012 2:03 PM

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I like "Faded Love", but why not pick a Country and Western Song that is about Oklahoma?

The compelling thing about "Fade Love" is that lyrics have a connection to the lyrics of Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize".

Country & Western Song

"Faded Love" by John Willis and Bob Wil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9brMlXX-3Q


As I look at the letters that you wrote to me,
It's you that I am thinking of.
As I read the lines that to me were so sweet,
I remember our faded love.

I miss you, Darling, more and more every day
As heaven would miss the stars above.
With every heartbeat, I still think of you
And remember our faded love.

As I think of the past and all the pleasures we had,
As I watch the mating of the dove,
It was in the springtime when you said goodbye.
I remember our faded love.

I miss you, Darling, more and more every day
As heaven would miss the stars above.
With every heartbeat, I still think of you
And remember our faded love.

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Posted: 8/26/2012 2:12 PM

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Rock Song

"Do You Realize??" by the Flaming Lips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzR7u4rwFSY


Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize - we're floating in space -
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - Oh - Oh - Oh
Do You Realize - that everyone you know
Someday will die -

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize

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Posted: 8/26/2012 3:15 PM

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Red River Boundary Compact

The border between Texas and Oklahoma meanders peacefully along 540 miles of twists and bends of the storied Red River. Peacefully, that is, except for an area within Lake Texoma, about 60 miles north of Dallas, that has been in hot dispute between the two states for almost 200 years.

 

For years, both states have agreed that the border would run along the south bank (Texas side) of the Red River. But, the exact location of the river's south bank within Lake Texoma has never been determined.


The original Texas-Oklahoma border was based on an 1821 treaty between Spain and the United State which was upheld in 1896 by the U.S. Supreme Court.


[In July 2000], both Texas and Oklahoma Legislatures agreed to a "Red River Boundary Compact," which sets the boundary between the States of Texas and Oklahoma as the vegetation line on the south bank of the Red River.

http://usgovinfo.about.com/lib...s/aa073100a.htm

http://digital.library.okstate...es/T/TE025.html

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Posted: 8/27/2012 9:49 AM

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Surprised no one has mentioned that he is the grandfather of Gore Vidal, the writer/novelist who just died. He was kind of a crackpot in his later years, but I have enjoyed some of his books. Gore Vidal learned to read because he had to read the paper to Senator Gore. I remember him reflective on Washington in the 30s, when sheep still grazed on the mall and as a boy he would run around barefoot in the Senate.
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Posted: 8/27/2012 11:44 AM

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RovertoSolo wrote:

Thomas P. Gore was one of Oklahoma's first US Senators. He served Oklahoma and our nation from December 1907 to  March 1921.  He was blind.  He lost his sight in his youth  through two separate accidents.

 

How do you lose your eyesight on two different accidents?  Did he loose the sight of one eye first, then lose the second eye in another accident?   I am sometimes careless, but jeeez.
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Posted: 8/27/2012 6:29 PM

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TailgatingBrian wrote:
RovertoSolo wrote:

Thomas P. Gore was one of Oklahoma's first US Senators. He served Oklahoma and our nation from December 1907 to  March 1921.  He was blind.  He lost his sight in his youth  through two separate accidents.

 

How do you lose your eyesight on two different accidents?  Did he loose the sight of one eye first, then lose the second eye in another accident?   I am sometimes careless, but jeeez.
Tom Gore had lived eight years of normal boyhood on a Mississippi
farm when, one day while he and a young friend were playing
near where the family's work oxen were grazing, Tom was
struck in the left eye by a stick thrown by his playmate. The vision
of his eye was partially impaired, but his parents were hardly
aware of the fact at the time, and no medical attention was given
after the accident. Three years later Tom purchased a toy crossbow
for his brother's birthday. Before making the presentation,
Tom decided to shoot the bow once to be sure that it would work.
The arrow lodged in the bow and when he tried to get it out, it
came loose and struck him in the right eye. The wound was so
bad that the youngster was taken to New Orleans where the eye
was found completely damaged and had to be removed.2 With the
loss of one eye, the boy was compelled to depend upon the injured
one to which delayed medical attention was given. He was able to
use the remaining eye to play the usual children's games, and he
could diagram sentences on a blackboard but by the time he was
twenty years old he was totally blind.

http://digital.library.okstate...39/v039p117.pdf

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Posted: 8/28/2012 8:55 AM

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Wholey gaucamole. What a tough life.
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Posted: 12/23/2012 12:27 AM

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The Putnam City School District was once the largest consolidated school district in the United States.  It was created from the consolidation of Central School, Ozmun School, Goff School, and County Line School.


Warr Acres, Okla. where the school district is located, incorporated several suburban developments including one called Putnam City. 

Israel M. Putnam, a state lawmaker and real estate developer, had built I.M. Putnam Building, which became the Arnett Building on the original school property on 39th street in hope that the State Capital would locate there.  That building still stands.

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Posted: 12/23/2012 12:31 AM

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http://www.pchs4allyears.com/node/12



Israel Mercer Putnam was born on a farm in Early County, Georgia, Dec. 19, 1873, to Jesse Mercer and Zenia Putnam, and descended on his father’s side from the Putnams of Revolutionary War fame. His New-Englander great-grandfather moved from Massachusetts to Georgia where both his grandfather and father were raised He attended school in Tennessee and graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1899 with a bachelors degree.
Two years later he completed the law course at the University of Georgia and came directly to Oklahoma City, where he formed a law firm with Sam Hooker, who was a county judge of Oklahoma County in 1908. In 1906 he was married in Shawnee, Oklahoma, to Harriet Cockrell. They resided in Putnam Heights, which he helped develop. He was active in Masonic circles, Elks, Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias and was a former director of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. Foreseeing the potential greatness of his adopted city he embarked in the real estate business, dissolving his law partnership to devote himself full time to it. In 1902 he organized the Putnam Company, one of the most successful real estate concerns in Oklahoma City. By 1908, Putnam had developed and placed on the market numerous notable additions, among them Epworth View, Military Park, Putnam Park, Putnam Heights, Putnam City, Lakeside and Lakeside Heights. His public spirit and genuine desire for Oklahoma City’s welfare were evidenced by his donation of the site for the Oklahoma College for Young Ladies, The State Baptist Orphan School and part of the site for Epworth University. He also owned Putnam Park and a number of first-class farms located close to Oklahoma City. Hot Sulphur Wells at San Antonio, which was a noted resort in Texas, was also his property. Putnam always took an active interest in politics and was a familiar personality at the Democratic conventions. He had not sought or held office until 1907 when he was elected to the legislature.

There he displayed the same tact and generalship which had given him so much success in his private undertakings. Putnam was a staunch supporter of all movements and measures looking to the welfare of the community in which he lived. It was he who launched the boom for locating the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. It was mostly through his efforts that this proposition was brought before the legislature of Guthrie and the people of Oklahoma in general. In 1910 a local paper noted that an offer was made by the Putnam Company for a tract of land, consisting of 2000 acres, for the state capitol location. The land was offered for $1 and the goodwill of the people. The land was located northwest of Oklahoma City between Putnam Park and Putnam City. As an enticement, he constructed a large building that was to house the state government. This building became a part of the Putnam City Consolidated Public School System (the Arnett Building). Early in Oklahoma’s history, Putnam bought the section of land bordered by N.W. 23rd St. and N. Western and N.W. 36th and N. Pennsylvania. Here he started development of the Putnam City area. He died in San Antonio, Texas, in 1961 at the age of 90.

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Posted: 12/23/2012 12:33 AM

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The Arnett Building is just east of the football field. It is located on the N.W. corner of N. State St. and N.W. 39th Street (N.W. 39th Expressway).


This is the Arnett Building looking south.

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