National Day of the Cowboy
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center gears up for its busiest day of the year
It’s the ninth year for the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center to offer its free National Day of the Cowboy celebration, Saturday, July 27. With funding from the Oklahoma Arts Council, the museum is able to provide live music and a children’s art project during this event. This day is also the busiest day of the year for the Heritage Center.
Designed as a fun celebration and a way to give back to the community, there’s no admission charge into the museum on the National Day of the Cowboy. Guests can choose to attend, morning, mid-day or afternoon and they will be able to enjoy everything planned. All the fun is indoors. The entire day of activities, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is for families and individual fun – no matter the age. Music, exhibits, a few surprises… Continue reading
Baby bison rescued, now a part of Stepp family
It started with five cows and one bull in 1996. Now Sandy Springs Farm in Hinton, owned by James and Sandy Stepp have a viable Oklahoma business – all centered around the bison.
Called the Wichita Buffalo Company because many people still know the American bison as a buffalo, the Stepps are about raising quality bison meat on their farm. The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center is one of its customers. The couple will be here on National Day of the Cowboy, Saturday, July 27, to talk about the benefits of bison products and what it’s meant to them to be bison ranchers.
Buffalo jerky is one of the products offered by the Stepps. They sell the meat to farmer’s markets, restaurants and health food stores.
“We made a living selling buffalo meat from that point (1996) until about a year ago.… Continue reading
Global journalist Kristi Eaton to visit Duncan’s original National Day of the Cowboy Celebration in July
Veteran journalist and published author Kristi Eaton has cartwheeled in China, stared down bison in South Dakota and was lost in Samoa. That’s how she grabs your attention – with tidbits of adventure.
Described by international organizations as a “global journalist” Eaton will be the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center’s featured author at Duncan’s original National Day of the Cowboy Celebration on Saturday, July 27.
Kristi Eaton with her book, The Main Streets of Oklahoma” will be at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan, Saturday, July 27, 2019.
Eaton’s first book, “The Main Streets of Oklahoma: Okie Stories from every County” published in 2014, was only possible by visiting at least one Main Street in each county in the state – including Duncan.
The idea resulted from her childhood – of weekend trips out of Tulsa with her parents to a small community… Continue reading