Sunday, April 5, 2015


Hunnewell is an old town just north of the Oklahoma border, where we stopped on our way back from a family reunion.

This town has a history of commerce and speculation -- it was a boom town when the Cherokee Strip was opened in the 1880s. It is also the scene of the infamous Hunnewell Gunfight. We aren't sure, but it seems like the City Hall (a tiny building, neatly painted red) may have been around way back then.

These days, though, things are much calmer. There are some grain elevators, a number of dirt roads, and houses -- some nice, some falling apart, and most very old.

One thing we noticed after leaving town was that K-177 was also named Hoover Road. This made us giggle -- "Hoover" was the presidential fetal nickname we gave our oldest son. Also on Hoover Road, we enjoyed seeing the boys' first buffalo farm.

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