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History THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, August 26, 2010 - A5 IS TAHLEQUAH -- Cherokee Nation is looking to display and share the history of the Cherokee National Prison through words, sights and sounds. The historical materials will be show- cased for viewing when the Cherokee National Prison Museum opens Summer is heavy in storytelling by 2011, following complete historic preservation of the facility. The Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism Group is calling out to all indi- viduals to loan or donate items associated with the Cherokee National Prison. Whether it's sharing a family story or provid- ing documents that are important to the history of the prison, the Cherokee Nation Cultural Tour- ism Group is looking to develop an authentic and extensive prison museum archive. The accounts may be handwritten, typed, or recorded by audio or • video. The group is also seeking photos and illus- trations from the period and documents detailing prison administrative activities. Any historical items such as prison uni- forms or items pertaining to Cherokee outlaws or lawmen are also being sought for display. The Cherokee National Prison Museum will allow visitors to experience the history of crime and pun- ishment in the Cherokee Nation as well as reliving the infamous Cherokee outlaw stories. "The primary goal of the museum is to feature Moments mtime • On Aug. 30, 31 B.C., Cleopatra, queen of Egypt and lover of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, takes her life following the defeat of her forces against Octavian, the future first emperor of Rome. Although Cleopa- tra had no Egyptian blood, she alone in her ruling house learned Egyptian. Broad-Elm • On Aug. 31, 1888, Mary Ann Nichols, the first victim of London serial killer "Jack the Ripper," is found mur- dered in Whitechapel's Buck's Row. On Nov. 7, after a month of silence, Jack took his fifth and final victim, Mary Kelly. In 1892, with no leads found and no more mur- ders recorded, the Jack the Ripper file was closed. • On Sept. 1, 1983, Soviet jet fighters intercept a Korean Airlines passenger flight in Russian airspace and shoot the plane down, killing 269 passengers and crew members. The KAL flight had veered onto a course that was close to one being simultane- ously flown by a U.S. spy plane. • On Sept. 2, 1996, Michael Jackson earns his 12th and final solo No. 1 with the R&B ballad "You Are Not Alone," written by R. Kelly. A court in Belgium ruled in 2007 that Kelly had pla- giarized "You Are Not Alone" from a Belgian song called "If We Can Start All Over." • On Sept. 3, 1777, the American flag is flown in battle for the first time, during a Revolu- tionary War skirmish at Cooch's Bridge, Mary- land. The national flag, which became known as I remember some of the trees in the yard of my grandparents Wall. My grandparents moved to the farm southwest of an interpretative area that Perkins, Christmas week individuals and through documents," said Molly Jarvis, Vice President of Cultural and Public Rela- tions at Cherokee Nation Entertainment, which man- ages the Cherokee Nation Cultural .Tourism Group. "This presentation style will provide guests with a living history experience beyond their expecta- tions. The pieces on loan or donated to the museum will assist us to achieve this unique viewpoint." Originally completed in 1875, the prison was the first and only correctional facility in Indian Territory until 1901. The building is listed on the National Reg- ister of Historic Places. The overall project includes the restoration of the prison structure and the creation of an outside and inside interpretative area that will include a museum, a blacksmith shop and gallows. The restoration began on May 6, 2010, and is the "Stars and Stripes," was based on the "Grand Union" flag, a banner car- ried by the Continental Army in 1776. 1919. A previous owner was Bill McKinley. This is the story that was told us about the pine tree in the yard. In 1910, Bill set out two pine trees in the yard. His wife was in poor health and bedfast. He planted those trees so she could see them from her bedroom window. One of the two trees died, but the other survived and taking place in two phases beginning with controlling moisture problems through the foundation, basement and walls. The interior restoration will preserve as much historic fabric as possible, while preparing the structure for the inter- pretive center. The second phase will have an empha- sis on landscaping, fencing and parking among other projects. Once opened, the Cherokee National Prison Museum, located at Choc- taw St. and Water Ave., Tahlequah, OK 74464, will be the second Cherokee Nation wholly owned and operated museum follow- • On Sept. 4, 1951, Presi- dent Harry Truman's opening speech before a conference in San Fran- cisco is broadcast across the nation, marking the first time a television program was broadcast from coast to coast. • On Sept. 5, 1972, at group of Palestinian ter- rorists storms the Olym- pic Village apartment of the Israeli athletes, kill- ing two and taking nine others hostage. The ter- rorists, known as Black September, demanded that Israel release more than 230 Arab prisoners being held in Israeli jails. In an ensuing shootout at the Munich airport, the nine Israeli hostages were killed. the Summer Olympics (c) 2010King Features Synd., in Munich, Germany, a Inc, Cyfinder Hay Loader The cylinder hay-loader picked up the hay and deposited it at the back of the hayrack wagon. It was chiefly used to load windrowed hay. This loader used an endless slatted eonvenjer to gently elevate the hay so it did not shatter the l ves from legumes. It placed a light draft upon horses. The cylinder hay-loader, however, was intoleraat of sloth. If the deposited hay was allowedto pile up in front of the elevator, the slats would drag it back off the wagon. A cylinder hay-loader would be a welcome addition to tim Farm Tool and Equipment Collection at the Oklahoma Territorial Plaza. If you can help in this matter, or if you need further information, please call Bob or Norma Constien at 405 547-5057. • Networking : Repair • Hardware/Software Viruses/Spyware ....... :: :: ~!!~ii~ i;i! iiii!i!i: is still alive to this day. My grandparents set out a pecan tree in 1928, and it is an improved variety papershell. That tree is still there as well as some younger pecan trees in the yard. They also had peach trees, a pear tree, and a domesti- cated plum tree, but none of these trees are there now. In 1925, they set out eight cedar trees around the bor- ders of the yard. Believe it or not, cedars were dif- ficult to get started in those days. Now, in 2010, they are taking over the coun- ing the recent dedication of the Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum. All historical materials permanently donated or provided on loan to the Cherokee National Prison Museum will be cataloged and processed following museum standard guide- lines. Each piece will have the benefactor' s name posted near the respective display in recognition of the generous donation and commitment to the preser- vation efforts of Cherokee Nation history. Individuals, families and corporations that would like to permanently donate or provide on loan histori- cal materials can contact Cady Shaw, Interpretive Manager, Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism Group, at (918) 384-5915 or email at cady.shaw@cnent.com. Young cousins playing at 60t" wedding anniversary, March 11, 1960. Broad-Elm tree in background, no foliage. tryside. Grandpa said that if a person stood between the house and the south row of cedars, the mosquitoes would not be so bad. Mosquitoes are thick on that farm since it is near the river, especially in the early summer. Of those eight cedars, there are four left now. Another interesting tree was a big elm in the back yard. I will call this tree "Broad-Elm". Someone from Bill McKinley's era told my uncle Bob that in 1904, Broad-Elm was young. It made just enough shade for a threshing crew of 15 men to stand under while they were waiting for the preparation of the noon meal at the house. Broad-Elm grew big and broad and provided lots of shade. A south breeze would blow across the yard and make it nicer. During the summers four different generations of the Wall family worked on various farm machinery under the tree. There would be worn out parts left under the tree. During the 1930's and early 1940's, Earl Hullet lived on the adjoining farm to the west, and he would sometimes bring his farm machines over to work on them under Broad-Elm. Grandma Wall used a sketch of Broad-Elm as a logo or trademark for the produce she sold. She would sell butter and eggs to women in town. She called the farm the Broad- Elm Farm, and the name was used to promote sales of her produce. Even in the year 2010, locally raised produce is popular. My cousins including Robert Wall and later Charlie Phipps, would visit in the summer. They nailed lx4 boards on the trunk of Broad-Elm; and then nailed boards between some of the forks of the branches where they could sit or stand while up in the tree. The tree also provided shade for family reunions. Unfortunately in 1985, Broad-Elm contracted Dutch elm disease and is no longer with us. But we still have a lot of good memories of that tree. 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