Thursday, October 3, 2013

AlphabeThursday - T is for Tag



Last week, I was in the midst of my OMA (Oklahoma Museum Association) conference.  Here’s my name tag (taped to my T index card), that had all the paid meals and activities included on the back side.  A real convenient identification piece to wear.  Now I have another way to remember the 2013 Conference (along with my conference cover page I made for Glue it Tuesday .)




 We all met in Enid, Oklahoma for the conference.  A small town that is now increasing in size because of the oil and gas boom.  It is the home of the largest land run in history, that happened on September 16, 1893.  Yes, it’s the one you see in the movies.  One of the places we visited (and had dessert last Thursday night)  was at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.  It has a museum and a great little village with historic buildings and living history interpreters.  And the weather was absolutely wonderful!





Our pre-conference event was a tour of a few sites.  We visited the Sod House Museum in Aline, Oklahoma, which is located about 32 miles north of where the conference was held.  The house was built by Marshal McCully, who took part in the land run.  It was built with buffalo grass sod in 1894.  Amazing that it’s still standing over a century later… probably because the Oklahoma Historical Society acquired the property in 1963.  But still!  Now it’s protected by a large wooden building, built around the home.




Hope you enjoyed your little trip to the Enid area.  Come visit us over at Ms. Jenny’s blog, …off on my tangent… and see what other T words bloggers chose for this week.

13 comments:

Cathy Kennedy said...

At first glance I was thinking tag, as in tag you're it. lol Boy, I loved that game when I was a kid. These days I couldn't catch snail. I'm glad you had a good time at the conference. It's nice to break away from the normal routine of life to do something neat. Have a terrific Thursday!

pasqueflower said...

Clever tag. Love the sod house.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I did enjoy my little trip to the Enid area! Thanks for taking me...

Sandra Tyler said...

I like that tag!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

I'd love to see that Sod House Museum -- sounds interesting! (Is that you with your motorcycle helmet?)

Abby / Linda said...

You are lucky to live in the middle of the country and be able to see these icons of our national history. People in the big cities often do not have a perspective from where we have come as a nation. Thanks for all you do in preserving our heritage.

Charleen said...

Now I'll have to visit this place. lol

Gattina said...

That must have been very interesting !

acreativeharbor.com said...

Creative tag and great post for T ~ also conference and town sounds fascinating ~ great shots ~ ^_^

Rose Clearfield said...

It looks like a neat conference! How fun to feature your tag for the letter T this week.

Pondside said...

I visited Enid many years ago - I'll be the boom has changed it a lot! It sounds like you had a good time - worthwhile experience!

fredamans said...

Sounds like a fun and historically informative conference.

Jenny said...

Enid sounds like a terrific little town...

I can see why people would be tempted to take a trip down there to explore the area...

Terrific post for the letter "T"!

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