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is there the penny in the first half of this century the world reporters voted that will rogers was the world's greatest years there's no right way to share the heritage of the roads of oklahoma and through this native son will rogers is synonymous with good feeling good cheer and love for his fellow man and will rogers as synonymous with oklahoma will rogers was born and in indian territory nearly got in northeast though culminating seventy nine his father was part cherokee a judge and state senator was mother was also a quarter of the women was a restless young man i doubt that as he was wandering in south america having joined
texas jack's weiwei show that he ever drain that this board from polar guard would go to the ziegfield follies in new york and become the toast of broadway in nineteen nineteen will in his wife betty moved the family to california when he went to work for mgm and started seventy bales first in the silence and then making the transition to the talkies becoming hollywood's top box office attraction will rogers was decorated i rarely had presidents all around the world but he still kept his home's value lately
dr ryba collins of the will rogers memorial and claire more reflects on will be actor she says will only add many of his lines in his movies he founded the victim instead of the computer then he asked this in a highly know when accused her gravestone with his first movie made was with an overarching view clinton and success and he said well i know owen wilson's wealthy businessman minister colonel rachel in uganda coattail mean you go there when you quit argo that some of the best lines in the end everyone will is a rich but it was a very serious reporter you wrote magazine articles and a column which appeared in three hundred and fifty daily newspapers someone a record itself to get material for his column and his articles he traveled the world and every time he returned from a foreign country the president of
the united states always wanted to dr franklin roosevelt said he could learn more from will rogers and a half hour that he could from any official diplomat he's a very serious columnist even though they were humorous the facts and fewer of them today in rwanda a great deal of reading his material will rogers also love to fly rogers and another native oklahoman wiley post set out on a sightseeing trip to russia by way of alaska in nineteen thirty five they've just taken off from point barrow alaska when the plane crashed killing loggers and poked august fifteen nineteen thirty five became the day that this smile disappeared from the lips of america at the time of what is that president franklin roosevelt wrote his humor and
his comments were always kind every state has just accusations that were all in our nation's capital and washington they say i don't know how the others place alike and therefore we were a lot of alarms are in similar to native americans support you and will rogers and his statue came from placement a statue or all the display some random weather is a vacant lot that is all but one one where water is fed to arrive at the nation's capital they did something special this man started favorite target in fact were politicians and he had asked while he was alive here on earth who keep an eye on congress when i'm gone so congress passed that resolution the place to schedule a special place with his hands in his pocket his head kind of down his ralph kiner for even today will rogers keeps an eye on congress another thing about war on the statue is his toe shine a little brighter than any of the others because legend as a
tradition as a if you read the polls will rogers statue could bring you good luck will rogers is the heritage that has obama in fact that's why the rwandan memorial declare more still attract thousands of tourists every year to this man who was able to say while he lived i never met a man i didn't like well in america in the world while he was alive there never was a man who didn't love will rogers and georgia thanks for joining us in this segment of oklahoma yesterday today and tomorrow is
there the pony you can tell a lot about people by what they've adopted officially as their symbol or their emblem for example a flying the state flag will come of this is obviously get it where you go around the world its uniqueness make it easily recognizable but then always been applied in fact women always have applied we came into the union in nineteen seventy by one until nineteen eleven that the legislature adopted a fly a field of red with a single star with the numbers forty six to forty six star in fact we have a history book called the forty six though but it didn't take oklahomans long to realize that because of the models we have south of the red river we were about to be any part of a single
start the lone star state of oklahoma it didn't work it didn't fly and so in nineteen twenty five the daughters american revolution sponsored a contest to see what kind of design an oklahoman could come up with to replace the original fly as i say five tele a little bit about the government about the people were all familiar with american flag was like an american flag the field of blue always the film blue in the upper left hand corner and then one star for each of the states in the union now fifty foot any time a state has admitted obviously though stars change but remain constant and permanent on the thirteen stripes alternating red and white recognizing the original thirteen colonies read for the red badge of courage a value white for the purity of the love that we have in this country and so the american flag tells a lot about our country so does the obama flies always
fluke who won the contest richardson pomposity then for mark on the city and now deceased took an osage warrior hsu has the beginning of her fly and placed it on a field of blue lou representing like an american flag the love that we have for our state and our country and the warriors you recognizing the osage indians the plains indians because the state seal recognize the five civilized tribe and on the plains indians shield of an osage to place the six indian stars are their cross is that they're really native americans are representing high principal lofty ideas and i say she'll a warrior issue and to symbolize that we would find it necessary but that we were defensive week superimposed over the warriors shoe two symbols for peace the calumet peace pipe to read man's emblem for peace the olive branch the white man's peace and so if you and why we probably will fight with the fancy
but always superimposed on the signs of peace and then later on we did one other thing that very few states or countries have done we have in our name we just simply put oklahoma at the bottom of the flag and so there you have it one of our symbols the obama flies we have a pledge to the american flag and your normal heart we have a pledge to build almost like it's new and licensing or very simple lives with my official it says i salute the flag in the state of oklahoma its symbols of peace unite all people beautifully said but equally beautiful were the words that always fluke herself wrote about the flag in the symbols of a piece over the war issue she said wherever the oklahoma state flag waves their ways a symbol of peace i'm george ny thanks for joining us on this local know yesterday today and tomorrow
is there the penny as you look at the history of oklahoma the state seal played a very
important role of first a kappa was better but the people of oklahoma voted to move it to a calm city and there was a great debate illegal aren't about it but in the middle of the night according to history the state seal was removed from the capital of guthrie the hotel in downtown oklahoma city and the us for a while that hotel became the state capital of oklahoma because where the ceo was with the capital see also tells a lot of pull the history of our state because our ceo was designed in honor of the fights that lives thrives the fact was adopted by the turtle government and at ninety three and actually placed into the constitution when we came into the union in nineteen and seven we began in the seal with a circle and in that circle wrote the words the great seal of the state of oklahoma nineteen and seven and then in the seal place a five pointed star because the american star has five points and it just worked out that with five civilized tribe we can honor each of those tribes by
putting their seal and one of the points on to raise the chopper of cherokees ship itself creates and so miles are all represented and that's the opening in the middle the red man in the white men together in unity and their the big star of the forty six part because we came in the union when we did with forty five states preceding years it worked that a geometrically that between these points in clusters of nine we're able to place five clusters of nine star representing the other forty five states that preceded oklahoma into being and so there you have the ceo that makes everything official great seal of the state of oklahoma says georgian i thank you for joining us in this segment of oklahoma yesterday today and tomorrow
is there the penny through history in the movies were often there with the stores have covered wagons and prairie schooner and we most of the time associate those with families having were seeking hopes one of the best examples of a home secure trail is the
oregon trail for john northcott was open and eighteen forty three but the trails away is oklahomans almost from a weird or the chisholm and the santa fe trail to trails used for commerce the santa fe trail began as a trial for trade from in america the great southwest traders and the us army traveling with pack animals and heavily laden lions left a trail for us to follow literally to day you can stand in the panhandle counties and see the ruts let other travelers on leo santa fe trail seventy miles of the trail ran across the obama panhandle from the obama kansas border to the border and the west with new mexico about one hundred and fifty years ago the first group of traders left from independence missouri with twenty one and three wagons and five thousand dollars worth of merchandise the traders follow the arkansas river to fort dodge kansas and then around west through the obama no man's land then on to
santa fe new mexico the old santa fe trail was surveyed an established by act of congress are making twenty five during more than a half century travel the santa fe trail was never uses all sectors trail it was as we said a trail for cops the trip each way on the santa fe trail took about nine days depending on the weather and as you might suspect there was very little traffic in the whereabouts there were occasionally problems with some indians but most of the image were friendly the greatest threats or the length of the trail and the web a john wayne fan from his movie such as red river and one of his later films named chisholm those that the route to get the texas cattle to the kansas railroads was through indian territory on the chisholm trail after the civil war the need for a cattle prod of all the cattle in texas the law it was in the east and the rail head was in kansas saw was a simple problem of
getting from day in texas to point b in kansas to get the counterpoint city in the east and that meant driving the cattle through indian territory that would later become vocal contours of that era say that the chisholm was the longest roughest toughest trailer park the chisholm trail crossed into a promise affable rick and continued north of kansas line millions of cattle were driven the entire width from south to north of oklahoma today state highway eighty one follows the old chisholm trail when the young lad up can just itches them partying in moving in territory i doubt if he knew the role that he was going to play in oklahoma's yesterday when i was a turret gunner not i live that way like overholser in one day to my surprise i came across this historical marker you'd mark the establishment of a trading post in nineteen
fifty eight by jessie chism jessie chism and his family left to try all across the state of texas to kansas that became famous and bears his name six hundred and fifty miles long we remember the trail by markers along the route to somebody was now blaine county is very clear which isn't true museums and monuments or reagan kingfisher an event at the northern end of the trial the cavalry captain hands of the kansas pacific railroad there weren't any settlements along the way north and the cowboys ate from the chuck wagon with that they oftentimes the old right of their fourteen to sixteen hours and the cell in the only eighteen eighties ranchers began on spending in kansas missouri and new mexico they raised cattle built fences and refused to buy cattle with what was known as texans leader and at eighty five kansas colorado new mexico and several other states and territories pointing themselves against texas cattle on their disease
at that same time railroads connected towns in the west to the northeast so the ro ro texas favor and ranches with their offenses silenced the great trails of the old southwest leif continues to play a great role in the obama coming but today the difference is that the texas trails have been replaced by ranchers and major feedlot operations obama's number five in the nation and beef production and i would go to receive for almost two billion dollars per year and the modern chisholm trail is just a short trip a white truck on doors not thanks for joining us in this segment of oklahoma yesterday today and tomorrow is
there the penny this any influence of the teacher goes forever you may be familiar with this it's a weekly reader this is ryan forty two issue for change and were twenty six in nineteen eighty eight years a copy of my weekly reader september twenty first nineteen twenty eight ryan won number one a newspaper for school students the weekly reader was founded by oklahoma teacher eleanor jobs this paper for schoolchildren has a circulation of over nine million readers that's a lot of readers and that's a lot of influence in these pages over the past half century mr
johnson was born in nineteen ninety two in maryland she moved west with her family and developed a vision to take school children beyond their classrooms as a teacher lauren johnson farmers used to be injected and current events she then join a company that kind of a current events newspaper for schoolchildren and there she founded the weekly reader that was in nineteen twenty eight and for the next sixty years johnson had a leading role at the paper johnson was known for her sense of reality it's reality and imagination and reality i try to meet the world as it is make adjustments every day as you have to do an imagination i let my brain learn while ella johnson sometimes thought as many as forty eight children in one classroom she developed
a theory that i cry events newspaper for schoolchildren needed appropriate news to the child interest she wrote for weekly reader at different levels from grade school junior and senior high she included news doors of charge interest and she wasn't afraid of controversies present both sides of a controversial question and we'd been there are camps on that because then we tried it on the back pages have been discussed that for any given them two points of view and they remember hearing their parents took home about taxes going up my taxes on the more my taxes won't be as much or are not to talk about this this is a copy of the weekly reader that was first published in september of nineteen twenty
eight there are stories of charm interest a story about a quaker board named herbert and a newsboy named alfred the stories of delphi the children as presidential candidates of that year herbert hoover and al smith and there are questions for discussion this is an issue of weekly reader in january nineteen eighty eight the nineteen eighty eight presidential candidates were shown and there are questions here that many grownups couldn't answer about current events mr johnson talks grew in oklahoma from nineteen twelve until nineteen twenty six and latin jewish a park on the city and then right it was here that she gained the experience in the classroom that she took to the pages of the weekly reader many of us were taught from weekly reader's publishers estimates that two thirds of chad also the united states read weekly reader's in
school that's one hundred forty five million americans ms donna johnson died in nineteen eighty seven but sure all of his immigrant contributions to educating schoolchildren and so her experience will live on the effort of this oklahoma teacher will go on as tamara says reading the weekly reader as a former teacher of local ministry has a student who grew up reading the weekly reader i know of her influence on georgia thanks for joining us in this segment of oklahoma yesterday today and tomorrow
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Oklahoma Yesterday Today and Tomorrow 1992 with Host George Nigh covers the following: CUT 1 Will Rogers (6:06); CUT 2 State Flag (4:28); CUT 3 State Seal (2:42); CUT 4 Chisholm and Santa Fe Trails (5:51); CUT 5 Weekly Reader (5:15); end.Summary
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