The Jefferson Highway in Oklahoma: The Historic Osage Trace
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Oklahoma’s central location makes it a natural crossroads, and the trails of yesterday became the superhighways of today. Perhaps the best example is Route 69, also known as the Jefferson Highway. The paved highway was begun in 1915, but its course was heavily traveled for centuries before that. Engineers could map no better path than the generations who cut it through the wilderness out of necessity. Author Jonita Mullins leads a journey along this ancient way that recalls some of Oklahoma’s most important history and celebrates some of its most fascinating characters.
The History Press
: 9781467136334
: The History Press
: 12/05/2016
: Oklahoma
: American Heritage
: 51 Black And White
: 160
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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A native of Haskell, Oklahoma, Jonita Mullins received the Distinguished Editorial Award from the Oklahoma Heritage Association for her weekly column on area history for the Muskogee Phoenix. Her fiction and nonfiction books can be found at okieheritage.com.
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