The Talbot Library and Museum, Colcord OK will be hosting Jack and Pat Fletcher, authors of the “Cherokee Trail Diaries” Volumes 1-3. The program will be Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. in the historic Springtown Schoolhouse on the Museum property.
The Cherokee Trail was the name given to the two routes taken by Cherokees traveling west to the California gold fields in 1849 and 1850. The wagon train, consisting of people from the Cherokee Nation and Northwest Arkansas, met at the Grand Saline Salt Works on the Grand River to start their journey. The Fletcher’s will be presenting information on the present status of the Cherokee Trail, along with new trail evidence and the work of groups from Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming where the it is designated a State Historic Trail.
For further information, contact the Talbot Library and Museum at 918-326-4532 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org We are located at 500 S Colcord Avenue Colcord,OK. Our hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Check us out on Facebook or our website www.talbotlibrary.org. for more news and information about the TL&M.
The latest issue of the TL&M Genealogy Magazine has been mailed. You should see it arrive soon, if you have not already received your copy!
This issue of the TL&M Genealogy Magazine has several interesting stories and features including: the Row-Colcord Post Office building on the property, with photos; James W. and Winnie Bradley Snodgrass genealogy; Scales Cemetery near Colcord; Chamberlain School, Colcord, school record book donated, and many other articles!
(The individual issue price is $7.50 + $3.50 s/h, or subscription for two issues per year is $15.00 yearly. Contents of past issues are listed on this website. Individual past issues are $5.00 each + s/h. )
This week we added a new book to our online bookstore--also available at the Talbot Library and Museum.
Roy Gittinger's The Formation of the State of Oklahoma begins in 1803, the year of the Louisiana Purchase, which brought the region into the United States and closes in 1906, when Indian Territory was poised to become the state of Oklahoma. This is a newly published edition, by OU Press, (2015) of a classic book, first published prior to 1920. Read more and order the book here!
We just added a new book to our online bookstore. This book is also available at the Talbot Library & Museum in Colcord, OK!
The Prairie Was on Fire, Eye Witness Accounts of the Civil War in the Indian Territory-Second Edition
A well-known resource for information about the Civil War in Indian Territory, this is a Second Edition of a very popular book,re-published in 2014. The book was originally published in 2001 by the Oklahoma Historical Society and was out of print for a period of time. The Second Edition, also published by the Oklahoma Historical Society, includes a forward by LeRoy H. Fischer and a new Appendix. It also contains photographs and maps, and a full index. A valuable resource book! Hardback,with dust cover, 188 pages.
A new book is now available in our online book store and at our library in Colcord, OK!!
1806: The Exploration & Settlement of the Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory -- by D. Bruce Howell
The book covers the earlier history of the area, beginning with the explorers, and history of the Three Forks area where the three rivers, Arkansas, Grand and Verdigris all meet. “1806” describes the many events in that century leading up to Oklahoma statehood in 1907 in what is now northeast Oklahoma. Of course, it includes the Cherokees being relocated, and a new Cherokee Nation being born.
Click here to find out more about this book and/or to order!
Just added to our online bookstore (and available at the Talbot Library and Museum in Colcord, OK)
Out of Harm's Way by C. S. Lasater: This is a new book, recently published in 2015. The book contains an interesting family and local history by the author about her Howdeshell family of Benton County, Arkansas. It involves their experiences before, during, and after the Civil War in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and Indian Territory. It is a wealth of local history, mentioning the towns of: Maysville, Double Springs/Bloomfield, Bentonville, Hico/Siloam Springs, as well as early settlers Chastain, Sager, and many others.
Click the link to find out more about this book and/or to order!
TL&M Magazine update:
Our TL&M magazine will now be published twice a year!
Issue #1 for 2015 is now available and has been mailed to all subscribers.
If you are a subscriber to the Goingsnake Messenger, the latest issue of that magazine has also been mailed to subscribers!
Talbot Library & Museum to sell books at Cherokee National Holiday in Tahlequah on September 5 & 6, 2015
The Talbot Library and Museum will be vendors on September 5 & 6, 2015 during the 63rd Annual Cherokee National Holiday 2015.
We will be offering Cherokee Genealogy and History Books for Sale (Please check out our online bookstore, too!)
The Cherokee National Holiday will be held at the Cherokee Heritage Center grounds.
Please stop by and see us!
From the Cherokee Nation website:
"The Cherokee National Holiday is a celebration of Cherokee heritage, cultural awareness, and reuniting of families. Thousands of Cherokees and visitors from across the United States and abroad make the pilgrimage to the historic Cherokee Nation capital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to renew friendships and celebrate the Cherokee spirit. The holiday has been observed annually since 1953 to commemorate the signing of the 1839 Cherokee Constitution. With an exciting array of entertainment, cultural and athletic events, it has grown into one of the largest festivals in Oklahoma, attracting more than 100,000 visitors from across the world."
For more information on the Cherokee National Holiday visit the Cherokee Nation website.
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