The "Old Home Place" abt 1900-1910

The "Old Home Place" abt 1900-1910
Earp Homestead located N. Keokuk Twp., SE 1/4 S6 T15N R6E, Lincoln CO., OK, or 3 miles north and 2 1/2 miles west of Stroud, OK.

The Earp Family Blog


Here you'll find a family parlor for descendants and other kin of William Asbury and Mary Frances (Wright) Earp, who settled near Stroud (Lincoln Co.) Oklahoma Territory in 1892. May it be a resting place along the highway of time for all who pass this way. Come on in--the door's open. Sit down and rest a spell. Let's swap some stories and photographs from the treasure chest of time. Y'all come on in now, hear?


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Oklahoma Trails To The Past

I am so anxious to see this monument. Hopefully on my next trip to Oklahoma we will be able to make it happen. This bigger-than-life brass monument is located on Lincoln Blvd., Bricktown, Oklahoma City, OK.

OK Land Run monument by sculptor Paul Moore
Lt click to enlarge

The name Oklahoma comes from the Choctaw phrase, 'okla humma,' literally meaning red people.

Choctaw Chief Allen Wright suggested the name in 1866 during
treaty negotiations with the federal government regarding the use
  of Indian Territory, in which he envisioned an all-Indian state
controlled by the United States Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
 Equivalent to the English word Indian, okla humma was a
phrase in the Choctaw language used to describe the Native
American race as a whole. Oklahoma later became the name for
 Oklahoma Territory, and it was officially approved in 1890,
two years after the area was opened to white settlers.

Formed by the combination of Oklahoma Territory and Indian
 Territory on November 16, 1907, Oklahoma was the 46th state to
 enter the union. Its residents are known as Oklahomans, and
its capital and largest city is Oklahoma City. The state has 77 counties.

Thursday, April 24, 2014


It was north of Chandler 1939,
My granddad with the blue killer eyes
Hughie Earp reading by kerosene lamp light
A shoot'em-up dime-store western,
Much to the surprise of the brown-
Eyed farm lad come courting,
Later to be my father
And recall to me that scene
Glimpsed through an opening door,
And even then he not fooled by such
Display of weakness for the word
In this known hardshod
Horse trader who still had
The first nickel he'd ever made,
This pale-eyed reader
Rocklike in washed out overalls
Whose livestock had a new windmill
While Arly carried water
Up the hill and longed for town.

In the photo I have of them, made
From a discarded negative after Grandpa died,
Hughie looks straight into the lens,
Arly wears a black church-going hat,
Her gaze gone out grimly away from his.
Arly daily carried the water
For the kitchen and table and bath
Up a hundred-yard slope
Of red-clay rocky Lincoln County hill
Silently by hand.

I remember a Sunday once
With whoops and chants
She gathered up her skirts
And showed us how the Sac and Fox danced.


Taken from "Oklahoma Elegies, Chronicles and Family History"
by Wayne Pounds

Avery, Oklahoma...An Oklahoma Ghost Town

This is an interesting link. Avery, OK was located south of Cushing and northwest of Stroud. Hughie and Arlie Earp lived there during their early marriage because their first son Ernie Earp was born there in 1917.