Another Great Oklahoma Museum

Welcome back.  There is so much going on this week that my problem is deciding just where to start. Should it be with Pawhuska where the final days of shooting on Martin Scorsese’s well documented movie are just wrapping up? I know spending three hundred million on a film in Oklahoma is big stuff but so is a cow sale coming up in Yukon, Oklahoma next week.

Yes, as you regular readers know I’ve written about Express Ranches’ Big Event Cow Sale as it’s called for several years but for new readers let me tell you this cow sale is not like any other. 100,000 a cow or even more is not unusual at this sale, and after the sale the buyers are treated to a steak and shrimp dinner with live entertainment. A big-name country act is always the headliners and this year it’s the award-winning Oak Ridge Boys. You may say you have never heard of Express Ranches so here’s the scoop. In addition to being a leading cattle producer with ranches in both Yukon and Cimmaron, New Mexico as well as several other states, Express Ranches is also a primary sponsor of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) which just held a competition at the BOK Center this past weekend.

Express Employment Services which has 33 offices in Oklahoma and many more around the world, and Express Ranches are both owned by the same man, Bob Funk.  He is a person who is known as much for his philanthropy as his business accomplishments and he is a very generous support of the FFA and other programs for young people.

The Big Event Cow Sale August 20th, I’ll be there and that means you’ll be there with me so stay tuned in for a future story about the sale.

I also want to mention an event at the J.M. Davis Fire Arms and Historical Museum in Claremore. They have just opened an exhibit of firearms that have been featured in the movies including examples of guns from the Dirty Harry series, True Grit, the James Bond films and many more. This is a very interesting place and Claremore, which is also the home of the Will Rogers Memorial is always fun to visit so check it out!

As for me, I’m packing my bags for an adventure in the oldest capitol city in the United States which you may be surprised to learn is Santa Fe, New Mexico. Founded in 1610, Santa Fe was the northern most outpost for the Spanish back in the day but they weren’t the first people to discover the magic of this area. Native Americans settled throughout this part of New Mexico hundreds of years before the Spaniards arrived and made major contributions to the arts and culture there. Yes friends, Santa Fe was founded ten years before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock and it has always been a popular destination for travelers, especially artists. I’m looking forward to my trip and bringing you some good stories.

Till next time I’ll see ya down the road………………

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