Sunday, July 10, 2016

Goodbye Oklahoma!
I enjoyed my trip to Oklahoma and learned so much. My only regret...I didn't run into Blake Shelton while there, lol!
ABC Animal Print - Oklahoma Animals - 13x19
Reclaimed Wood from Oklahoma - 24" Multi Color Cross - Bluish Turquoise primary color
okc onesie. Arrow. Lightning. basketball. oklahoma city. Oklahoma baby onesie.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Oklahoma Interesting People

American actor, film producer and director...Ronald William Howard (aka Ron Howard), was born in Duncan on March 1, 1954. Ron's mother was an actress, his father was a director, writer and also an actor (at the time of Ron's birth, his father was serving 3 yrs in U.S. Air Force). The Howard family moved to Hollywood in 1958, where a year later "Ronny" had his first credited acting role.

1976 Happy Days Lunchbox w/o Thermos
Vintage 1974 Ron Howard Cover of  "Young Miss" Magazine - 5 page Happy Days with Ron Howard Article, stories, fashions and more, 74 pages

Paul Harvey Aurandt (aka Paul Harvey), was born in Tulsa on September 4, 1918. Paul was a Radio Broadcaster whose reign spanned for decades. At age 14, he started helping clean up at a local radio station, where he eventually was allowed to fill in on the air doing commercials and the news. From the 1950s through the 1990s his programs reached over 24 million people each week.
Paul died on February 28, 2009.

So God Made A Farmer - Paul Harvey Quote
In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these. Paul Harvey - Hand Painted Wooden Plaque - 14128

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

University of Oklahoma
Enrollment began in 1892, 2 yrs after the university was established in 1890. For 17 years the University of Oklahoma was in Oklahoma Territory, near Indian Territory until the two territories merged to become the state of Oklahoma. In order to help meet the high demand for pharmacists in the territory, the university established the "School of Pharmacy" in 1893.
Oklahoma SOONERS - license plate sign, OU
Oklahoma Sooners Basketball Inspired Stainless Steel Crystal Locket- OU Logo Charm, Basketball Charm, Swarovski Crystal Mix and Chain Gift
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma Territorial Agriculture and Mechanical College began classes in December of 1891. Classes were held in various local churches until 1894, when the college built it's first building. In May of 1957, the school changed it's name to the current name; Oklahoma State University. 
Oklahoma State University OSU Cowboys Zipper Pouch Bag Case Large Pistol charm
Oklahoma State University - Orange Pistol Pete - 18" Laptop Backpack


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Oklahoma Foods
The pioneers of Oklahoma originally followed the footsteps of the Native Americans in their region by hunting buffalo for food.
The Oklahoma "Pioneer Pecan Pie" (made from wild pecans) was enjoyed by the settlers and people from the surrounding states.

Buffalo or Bison Cookie Cutter or Fondant Cutter
OKLAHOMA Local Food Guide
OKLAHOMA SAMPLER (four 2-oz soy candles)


Monday, May 16, 2016

Oklahoma Historical
In 1834, most of Oklahoma was set aside as Indian Territory. That would all change in April of 1889, when over 50,000 white settlers showed up for the first day that "homesteading" ever allowed in OK. With such a large influx of  white settlers claiming 1890, Oklahoma was divided into Indian Territory AND Oklahoma Territory. Finally in 1907, Oklahoma became one state.

Oklahoma Vintage Travel Patch by Voyager
FAMOUS OKLAHOMA INDIANS Glasses Complete Set of 8 Midcentury Knox Oil
Frankoma Wagon Vase

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hello Oklahoma!
Oklahoma was the 46th Territory to enter the United States on November 16, 1907. Prior to that, beginning in 1803 (when most of O.K. had been acquired by U.S), it had been settled as Indian Territory, then divided...
(read tomorrow's "Oklahoma's Historical" post for the rest of this tidbit!)
OKLAHOMA Wood Sign State City Name Photo Letters Travel Picture Map Alphabet Photography Boyfriend Gift Husband Present Fathers Day Mancave
Oklahoma Souvenir Tray Made in Japan

Monday, May 9, 2016

Goodbye Ohio!
Phew! I "spent" over a year in Ohio...time to move on to the next state....we've got places to go, things to discover!
I learned a lot about Ohio, it was far more interesting than I originally thought!
Ohio String Art, State string Art, Ohio Nail Art, Ohio Decor, Rustic Wood Wall Art, custom sign, Ohio Love, Ohio Home, 12x12
Quilt Ohio Star Blue and White Queen Ready to Ship
Etched Cleveland Ohio Skyline Silhouette Wine Glasses or Stemless Wine Glasses (set of 1 or 2)

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Ohio Interesting People
Phoebe Ann Mosey aka Annie Oakley, was born August 13,1860 near Willowdell, Ohio.
Annie Oakley was a sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. She began shooting and hunting at age 8 in order to help support her many siblings and widowed mother. By age 15, Annie had become so skilled in hunting and then selling the game to local businesses, she paid off the mortgage on her mother's farm.
Annie felt that all women should know how to handle a gun, not only for protection but for a form of physical and mental exercise. It has been said that she taught around 15,000 women how to use a gun.
Cowgirl ANNIE OAKLEY Tie Tack or Ring or Brooch pin or Pendant
Annie Oakley Quote Necklace, I Aint Afraid To Love A Man, I Aint Afraid To Shoot Him Either, Gun Necklace, Brushed Aluminum Dog Tag

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Ohio Foods
In 1870 after 2 decades of researching tomatoes, Alexander W. Livingston of Reynoldsburg, Ohio is credited with what we know as the "modern day" (larger, sweeter) tomato.
In 1965, Tomato Juice was declared the "official" beverage of Ohio.

1920s Rare Tomato Love Apple Findlay Ohio David Kirk Sons Original Indian Maiden
Vintage Pantry Parade Red & Green Tomato Salt and Pepper Shakers Unused with Label Novelty Stanford Pottery Company Sebring Ohio ~ 4604a
Tomato Box, Cardboard, Fruit box, Vegetable box, Drollinger, Cleveland, Ohio, Advertising, Vintage

Monday, May 2, 2016

Ohio University
Eleven months after Ohio was admitted to the Union, Ohio University was formally established in February of 1804.
The Ordinance of 1787 made O.U. the first university "chartered through acts of Congress with the very purpose of expanding education..."
Engraved on the school's main gateway is "Religion, morality and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged." which was also stipulated in The Ordinance of 1787.

Cloth Baby Shoes / Baby Crib Shoes / Ohio  University Bobcats Pattern / Sizes: Newborn - 9 Months
Ohio University Charm bracelet. Ohio State Charms. Ohio Bracelet. Ohio Bobcats. Ohio state. OU charm. Stainless Steel Bracelet. Item # 120
OHIO University Audiology paw print Chevron Bag
Xavier University
X.U. was originally founded in downtown Cincinnati (adjacent to St Francis Xavier Church) as a men's college, in 1831. Xavier University was the first Catholic institution of higher learning in the Northwest Territory. It is the fourth oldest Jesuit university and the sixth oldest Catholic university in the nation. Women were fully admitted in 1969. 
Xavier Musketeer, Xavier ornament, Muketeer ornament, XU Christmas ornament, Xavier Universtiy Christmas ornament
Glass Block Light Xavier University Muskateers MARCH MADNESS 8x8 block with lights included
Xavier University pillow and pillow charm


Friday, April 29, 2016

Ohio Historical
The Northwest Indian War of 1785-1795 was fought between the United States and multiple Indian tribes (who were supported by the British) for control of the Northwest Territory. In 1788, Marietta, the capital of the Northwest Territory became the first permanent settlement. In September of 1813, the U.S. defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie, giving the U.S. control of the lake.

Vintage Famous Ohio Indians Glass - Little Turtle - Miami - Bonded Gasoline Advertising Promotion Giveaway - Mid Century 1960s
Marietta, Tale of a Town - handmade chapbook about Marietta Ohio