About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!



  • Archive: ‘History’



    Parkin Archeological State Park~Parkin, AR

    Thursday, June 1st, 2017

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    I was not sure if this place would be a hit or not but then they showed us the weapons…

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    They showed an educational video and let you play with the weapons at the end.

    Smart move.

    Bribery is always wise.

    Ha

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    This was the spot of a huge American Indian Village that they think was visited by Hernando de Soto in 1541.

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    Brave move giving all of my kids weapons.

    I stayed back to “document” better.

    Or to not get maimed…

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    My kids with blow guns?

    Sure.

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    Wonder Woman in training.

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    I love walking around historic sites and trying to picture what it used to look like.

    The mound is where the chiefs house stood.

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    There is an old school house there from when a mining town was here.

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    Such a fun and interesting stop.

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    Government Springs Park ~Enid, OK

    Monday, January 23rd, 2017

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    There is a park in Enid where the Oklahoma Land Run and Chisholm Trail meet!

    That alone would be a fun reason to go and just think about all the Oklahoma history that went through there but it also has some fun educational plaques about the history, a garden, and a nice walking path.

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    It was a fun way to introduce my girls to some Oklahoma history.

    The boys have learned this before but it is always good to remind them.

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    We talked about what the man had with him and if they would want to spend the night like that.

    He had just staked his claim.

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    There are also some silhouettes of a cattle drive.

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    Geese freak anyone else out?

    Just me?

    Ok

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    The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is right next to the park and looks amazing!

    It was closed on the day we went but I definitely want to go back and check it out!

    We were on our way to the Gloss Mountains State Park so this was just a quick break from driving.

    Such a fun historic place though.

    Wouldn’t it be fun to get some books about the land run and cattle drives to read while there!

    It would definitely help history come to life!

    Dripping Springs Rendezvous ~Okmulgee, OK

    Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

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    These events just make me happy.

    The people at them love history and enjoy sharing that love and knowledge with people.

    I am so glad we popped in on the way to the Talimena Drive for my birthday.

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    History really comes to life at these events.

    You feel like you have stepped back in time.

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    If nothing else I hope they came away thinking that history is interesting and alive.

    And that it prepped them for the really long drive we took that day to the Ouachita Mts. HA!