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I am a high school English teacher in an urban high school in Oklahoma City. I am a member of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 2309. I am a Democrat, a union activist and a worker for social justice. I also am a Christian (Congregationalist). I play chess and coach our school chess team.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

A Visit to Ingalls

Hotel that was the site of the Battles of Ingalls
Yesterday, we decided to take a little car trip. Cat and I have always loved to take small trips to parts of Oklahoma we have yet to see. Skylar, our granddaughter has come to enjoy this also.  She wanted to go to see Stillwater and Oklahoma State University. I remembered that not far from Stillwater was the community of Ingalls, Oklahoma where a big Old West gun battle took place called "The Battle of Ingalls".

Other building from the Old West in Ingalls, OK
I was very pleasantly surprised to see so many of the original structures still in place. I wonder why more has not been made of this incident which was far larger than the much more famous "Gunfight at the OK Corral"?
Oklahoma Historical Marker detailing the battle.
Another building of interest to us was the old school building in the town. This was in much better condition than the rest of the building making me think that it is still in use for one purpose or another.
Ingalls School
Skylar found a friend while we were there.
Skylar and friend

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