Friday, July 18, 2008

Bus Tours

Tulsa, Oklahoma, Friday, July 18, 2008
Today WWHA members left on three tour buses which traveled to Claremore and Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Coffeyville, Kansas.

+ At Claremore members toured the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum. From there members went to Coffeyville where they visited the grave of Bob and Grat Dalton and Bill Powers as well as that of Frank Dalton before touring the Dalton Defenders Museum and viewing a re-enactment of the Dalton Raid which took place on October 5, 1892. After eating lunch in Coffeyville, members headed to Bartlesville and several miles beyond to Woolaroc refuge and museum.
+ Aside from one bus breaking down for awhile, all went well. Members returned to the hotel around 5:30.

That night members attended "An Evening with Robert DeArment." Bill O'Neal interviewed DeArment about his long and outstanding career as author of numerous non-fiction books on Wild West characters. DeArment's family attended the event.

+ The evening closed with a panel discussion about "Women of the Wild West." Sharon Cunningham moderated the discussion. Panelists included Ann Collier, Jan Devereaux, and Pam Potter.

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