Did you know there’s a Goingsnake or Opposum in Oklahoma? What about Caney Switch, Turkey and Rabbit Ford? Yes, they existed right here in Oklahoma.
This 2nd edition of Oklahoma Place Names by George H. Shirk (1913-’77), with foreword by Muriel H. Wright (1889-1975), is revised and enlarged. In Muriel’s forward, she talks about Oklahoma meaning “Red People” from the words in Choctaw language. The book is filled with historical information, and Muriel’s introduction to the book, also contains valuable details. Oklahoma history fans and writers should keep a copy of this book within arms reach for the reference value it offers. Softcover, 268 pages. Copyright 1965, 1974 by OU Press.
“A must for Oklahoma treasure hunters and ghost towners; in fact, anyone interested in early Western history should own this book!” – Treasure Hunter
In our Garis Gallery of the American West collection, we have a painting of Muriel, by Brunetta B. Griffith. Muriel was long-time editor of The Chronicles of Oklahoma among other achievements.