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"Okies in the Outback"
Two weeks of backpacking, for two successive years,
in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado,
with a side trip to Mesa Verde. A "Coffee table" book of
beautiful color photography, that tells a story, in
itself. 52 pages,
$ 30 US 203 MB.
"Cookson Hills Dictionary"
3,600 old time and slang words and phrases,
with an introductory history of the historic area, seat of
the Cherokee Nation, where outlaws hid out, and
"Where the Red Fern Grows". Many items are illustrated
with color photography. About 480 pages,
$ 35 US 100 MB.
Available NOW IN PRINT from the publisher for $17.50 US.
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A dictionary of phrases can't be sorted.
Therefore, this dictionary is designed to use the WORD
Edit - Find window, to locate any word or phrase you
desire - in the collection and in the definitions.
A CD order form for the Dictionary and Places of Interest in
Northeast Oklahoma chapters is provided in the book.
"Wild West Arts Club International Competition"
competition of the WWAC for 2005, held for the
first time in 16 years outside Las Vegas. The participants
of all ages came from as far away as The Czech Republic and
France, to compete in Claremore, Oklahoma as a tribute to
Events included: Trick Roping and Trick Riding, Fast Draw,
Gun Spinning, Whip Cracking, and Tomahawk and Knife
Throwing. A scrapbook of color pictures suitable for framing.
$ 25 US 60 MB.
An inspirational short story, telling how the author
overcame the terrible tragedy of losing his wife in
an auto accident on their honeymoon, and found the
strength to go on to greater heights in life. 12 pages,
Plus, the following inspirational poem,
in a plastic binder with color cover and photographs.
$ 15 US for both
"I Am An Adventurer"
A free-verse poem defining what is required to be
a true adventurer. The poem is color illustrated with
pictures taken by the author on actual expeditions.
The author also defines the mindset, inner calmness,
and the tolerance and understanding of others needed,
to traverse the globe and explore the unknown. 3 pages,
"The History of Caving in Oklahoma"
Pioneering the exploration and charting of unmapped
caves in Oklahoma, beginning in the 1960's.
The author was:
first elected president and cartographer of the
National Speleological Society in Northeast
Oklahoma, in 1967, the discoverer and the first human
to set foot in the linking passage between two caves,
to make Duncan Field the longest cave in Oklahoma,
and leader of an expedition into an underground river
cave in one and two-man rubber rafts. A Tulsa Tribune
reporter and award winning photojournalist
published a front page story on the expedition.
"Cookson Hills Chronicles"
Stories of the history, prehistoric to present, and
pioneer families of the famous Cookson Hills.
Notorious outlaws of the 1880's, such as Jesse James,
Stagecoach and Teams the Dalton and Doolin Gangs, the Youngers,
at Fort Gibson, OK and Belle Starr, hid out here,
circa. 1890 and the toughest U.S. Marshals, such as Bill Tilghman,
brought them to justice.
Gangsters of the 1930's,
Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, Ky Carlisle, Troy Love,
and Carl Janaway, found friends to give them refuge
from famous Sheriff Grover Bishop, who killed more
outlaws (17) than Wyatt Earp.
The historic Cookson Hills are where the Cherokees
were brought over the "Trail of Tears",
where Sequoyah taught his new alphabet,
where Sam Houston lived before Texas, and
where the movie "Where the Red Fern Grows"
was filmed in its book setting.
Stagecoach holdup between Fort Gibson & Tahlequah.
Sequoyah and his alphabet.
"Carl Janaway -
The Smartest Bandit of the Cookson Hills"
Last surviving bank robber of the 1930's.
A great candidate for a movie!
The book began during a month-long museum exhibit
on Carl's life, the good, the bad, and the sensitive, which
filled the entire lobby of the Northeastern State University
John Vaughn Library with Janaway's story and personal
possessions preserved by the author. Childhood friends of
Carl came forward with previously unknown information
about him, and asked that the story become a book.
Stories of the elusive outlaw are accompanied by color
photos of his possessions, including the dictionary given
him by Al Capone, when Carl was assigned by Warden
Johnston to be nursemaid to Capone, when he became
terminally ill in Alcatraz Prison.
Carl Janaway was the only inmate to escape the
infamous, murderous Tucker Prison Farm - three times in
two years, and the only outlaw the famous Sheriff
Grover Bishop could never catch. Janaway survived, when
his cronies, such as "Pretty Boy" Floyd, died, because he
went straight after prison, and became an upstanding
citizen and friend of law enforcement officials.
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"The Pioneers of Dryden
Centennial Settlers of the 1890's.
"The Evolution of Control -
Generation by Generation Expansion of government"
A basic, educational primer reminding all Americans of
how we paid our bills as a country for over 100 years
WITHOUT AN INCOME TAX, the way Thomas Jefferson,
Ben Franklin and our other founding fathers designed,
the insensitive cruelty of government agencies, and
the personal freedoms we have lost, as the result of
government, credit agencies, and big business growing
more powerful than ever intended.
Especially written for the younger generation who don't
know, and the older generation who sit complacently,
letting the government abuse persist on their grandchildren.
This is the book, still pertinent today, that predicted in
* The voter revolution of later that same year,
* The abuse of the use of Social Security number for
economic bondage more severe than
* The need for medical savings accounts,
* The need to privatize Social Security, so your
money can't be spent on other things by the
government, and denied you when you're
disabled, as is now done, and
* The historic, long-term cruel abuse of the IRS, and
the $ 8 billion per year or more we're paying in
salaries, plus 60 office centers.
A no-frills eye-opener to actions needed quickly to
restore our personal freedoms. 106 pages
Copyright 2005 Gary D. Courtney