Past Presents
Oklahoma Today|March/April 2021
The Owasso Historical Museum documents the hometown pride of its citizens.
MARGARET SKAY HARTLEY

THE MURAL END of the Trail on the brick wall of the Owasso Historical Museum illustrates more than James Earle Fraser’s iconic image of a weary Native American man on horseback. It also paints a picture of community support. In 1996, more than 250 would-be artists came together, made a donation, and added a brushstroke or two to the artwork. Kaye Gibson, a charter member of the Owasso Historical Society, recalls someone pushing their ninety-year-old mother up to the wall in a wheelchair so she could leave her mark on history.

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