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!



  • Tag: ‘Oklahoma history’



    Woolaroc Spring Traders Encampment

    Monday, April 17th, 2017

    I really enjoy going to Woolaroc during one of their events.

    We have gone to several over the years and the spring traders encampment did not disappoint.

    awoolarocDSC_2998

    After a pretty, but long drive, we stopped at the little gas station right by the entrance to get out and stretch our legs.

    awoolarocDSC_3000

    They have several types of animals that live on the ranch.

    I have seen the most in the winter.

    They appeared to be close to the road due to being fed in the winter.

    Other parts like the petting zoo are not usually open though in the winter but if you are wanting to see the heards that live on the ranch winter has been the best time for me so far.

    awoolarocDSC_3002 awoolarocDSC_3018

    They had so many people camping there!

    Some are maybe just wanting to have the experience as opposed to wanting to teach you about it.

    I have found you can tell pretty quickly who wants to share history with you.

    They are enthusiastic and start talking right away and seem to love questions.

    Just be respectful of people that maybe just want to enjoy the experience themselves.

    awoolarocDSC_3025 awoolarocDSC_3030

    They had a lot of people selling things which of course my kids loved.

    They all wanted everything pretty much…

    awoolarocDSC_3034 awoolarocDSC_3036

    Little bit had already heard some musket fire and was covering her ears.

    awoolarocDSC_3040 awoolarocDSC_3064 awoolarocDSC_3086 awoolarocDSC_3089 awoolarocDSC_3110

    I had my second oldest wear our gopro to get his point of view of the event.

    It was so much fun to look at later!

    I posted a short clip on youtube which I will share at the end of this post.

    awoolarocDSC_3119

    Most of the footage I cannot share because we had a little friend with us that is in it.

    awoolarocDSC_3131 awoolarocDSC_3138 awoolarocDSC_3151 awoolarocDSC_3153 awoolarocDSC_3169 awoolarocDSC_3182

    I love events that make you feel like you have stepped back in time.

    It makes history come alive!

    awoolarocDSC_3184 awoolarocDSC_3188

    This couple was great with the kids!

    So happy to answer questions and demonstrate!

    I am so thankful for people like them that help make history interesting.

    awoolarocDSC_3190 awoolarocDSC_3192 awoolarocDSC_3201 awoolarocDSC_3205

    A big gust of wind came and blew a bunch of stuff away, including his hat.

    Which hit me right in the head.

    Ha!

    I am just really glad it was only a hat!

    awoolarocDSC_3210 awoolarocDSC_3238

    Muskets are loud!

    Little bit tends to hate loud noises, unless she is making them of course.

    awoolarocDSC_3240 awoolarocDSC_3243 awoolarocDSC_3245 awoolarocDSC_3250 awoolarocDSC_3257 awoolarocDSC_3260 awoolarocDSC_3263 awoolarocDSC_3279 awoolarocDSC_3294

    This little guy almost got stepped on by us!

    awoolarocDSC_3300

    I am surprised he did not hide right away from my noisy group.

    awoolarocDSC_3304 awoolarocDSC_3317 awoolarocDSC_3321 awoolarocDSC_3341 awoolarocDSC_3344 awoolarocDSC_3359 awoolarocDSC_3394 awoolarocDSC_3413 awoolarocDSC_3418 awoolarocDSC_3433

    It was a great trip and totally worth the drive.

    What a beautiful place.

    Here is a clip of the video my son took.

    Government Springs Park ~Enid, OK

    Monday, January 23rd, 2017

    atrailDSC_7554

    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.

    atrailDSC_7556 atrailDSC_7560 atrailDSC_7562 atrailDSC_7564

    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.

    atrailDSC_7569 atrailDSC_7571 atrailDSC_7575 atrailDSC_7580 atrailDSC_7584

    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.

    atrailDSC_7589 atrailDSC_7591

    There are also some silhouettes of a cattle drive.

    atrailDSC_7592 atrailDSC_7593

    Geese freak anyone else out?

    Just me?

    Ok

    atrailDSC_7597 atrailDSC_7605 atrailDSC_7613

    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!

    Septemberfest ~OKC History Center

    Thursday, September 15th, 2016

    aseptdsc_8980 aseptdsc_8990 aseptdsc_8991 aseptdsc_8994 aseptdsc_9019 aseptdsc_9021 aseptdsc_9027 aseptdsc_9031 aseptdsc_9032 aseptdsc_9035 aseptdsc_9074 aseptdsc_9080 aseptdsc_9086 aseptdsc_9092 aseptdsc_9094 aseptdsc_9097 aseptdsc_9127aseptdsc_9130 aseptdsc_9210 aseptdsc_9217 aseptdsc_9220 aseptdsc_9236 aseptdsc_9254 aseptdsc_9270 aseptdsc_9274

    This event was a lot bigger than I was expecting!

    There was so much to do and my kids had so much fun!