We just added something exciting and new to our online store--a jigsaw puzzle of Indian Territory Map prior to 1889.
This puzzle map is a great way to learn the history of Indian Territory prior to Oklahoma statehood.
For more information and ordering, click here.
We have recently added three new books to our online store!
1)The Long Dusty Road: Morning Chores and How We Landed In Oklahoma by Gene Fisher
2) Sequoyah: The Cherokee Genius by Stan Hoig
3)Our Land, Our People: A Trail of Tears Narrative by Gary Chapman
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New Book Online and at TL&M: Three Longs & A Short: The History of Cincinnati, Arkansas Telephone Company
Great new local history book about the Cincinnati, Arkansas Telephone Company! We just added this book online and is available at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK!
A group of devoted researchers and historians, of the Cincinnati area of Washington County, Arkansas, have spent many hours compiling this book, newly published by Siloam Springs Printing Company. It contains 395 pages, including photos and index. The book consists of actual pages photocopied from historical old ledgers, belonging to the Cincinnati Arkansas Telephone Company; covering the time period of 1913-1954.
For ordering and more info, click here!
Ray Stinchcomb passed away on August 20, 2018 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ray became an original member of the TL&M Board of Trustees when he joined the Board in 1987, and was an active Board member until his death.
Ray was a valuable part of the continued success of TL&M. He will be missed by everyone who was privileged to serve with him on the Board of Trustees and by those who were able to work with him at the Talbot Library.
Please read more about Ray's life at our tribute to Ray found here.
This book is published by the Cherokee Nation and co-authored by Bob Blackburn, Duane King and Neil Morton. All are noted historians. The beautiful cover depicts artwork “Going Snake’s Trail” by Daniel HorseChief, and the book designer is Roy Boney Jr. It is written in an easy to read form, covering four centuries of Cherokee history from “ancient traditions to struggles to survive, and a return to self-determination”. A very nice overview of basic Cherokee history.
Read more and link to purchase here!
Our latest addition to the Talbot online bookstore (and available at the TL&M) is a new book by John Sedgwick published in April 2018. It is the story of the feud between two rival Cherokee chiefs -- Major Ridge and John Ross-- from the early years of the United States through the infamous Trail of Tears and into the Civil War. Their enmity would lead to war, forced removal from their homeland, and the devastation of a once-proud nation. You can find more information about the book and to purchase here!
We've recently added a new book online. It is also available at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK. The book is Border Stories - Arkansas/Indian Territory, Volume 1 (1839-1890).
Local author, Terrell L. Shields, has compiled several stories in this Volume 1 about local history and happenings, along the Arkansas-Indian Territory border. Terrell has done extensive research in the area for years, and many of his articles have been printed in T L & M Genealogy and Goingsnake Messenger publications. This book would be of interest to anyone researching Benton and Washington County, Arkansas and Indian Territory(Delaware County, Oklahoma) history......very interesting!
More info and link to order here!
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By Keri (Stinchcomb) Parker
Virgil Talbot’s mission to “Preserve a Bit of History” has been the constant theme and mission of the Talbot Library and Museum (TL&M) since its inception. If we break down the meaning of the individual words in the “name” of the organization we find a very broad and complete understanding of “preserving history”.
“Talbot” – obviously, this is the surname of its found, Virgil Talbot.
In his own words…”I am proud of the name and perhaps more so than most because I came into this world without right or title to a family name and for sixty years I never knew the identity of my natural father. Mine was no joyous moment of birth—there was no proud father waiting, nor caring mother. But there was someone willing to take me into their arms and into their heart and call me their own. That person was James A. Talbot, better known as Jim. He gave me the Talbot name and I have proudly borne it ever since….The name Talbot is up there on that building, not as a tribute to me but to a man who was born on Cowskin Prairie near Grove, OK of ancestry reaching back to the Norman Coast of France, and beyond that to the Norsemen from the far north; whose people came over the long Trail of Tears and settled in this country some 150 years ago; a man who loved history and passed that love on to me; who loved to read and gave me that love.”
Read the rest of the story here.
Source: TL&M Genealogy Magazine, Volume XVIII, Number One, 2010, Page 14
The Oklahoma History Center, in Oklahoma City, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by inviting audiences to step back into time with its new exhibit "Crossroads of Commerce: A History of Free Enterprise in Oklahoma". This exhibit opened up on November 18, 2015 and includes an object on loan from the Talbot Library and Museum-- a Grinding Box that was rescued from the Hildebrand-Beck Mill before its eventual collapse.
Click here for more information about the Exhibit, the Hildebrand-Beck mill and information for visiting the Oklahoma History Center.
The "Right Place"
by A.D. Lester
Do you remember the "Right Place"? This writer remembers it for a number of reasons.
At one time the sidewalk was made of large pieces of limestone rocks. I remember those rocks because I helped to remove them and replace them with concrete. Likely the same concrete that is there now. This I am not positive.
I was employed by W.L. Miller, a contractor, who lived west of Siloam Springs, AR after he retired.......
Read it all at "A Bit of History" Blog....