Our World – Woolaroc Geocaching Outing


Logan and I went up to Woolaroc Museum and Preserve today to check out a couple of geocaches installed on the grounds of the preserve.


“The Trail of Tears” by Robert Lindneaux. Andrew Jackson oversaw the ejection of thousands of Native Americans from the southeast USA to Oklahoma and elsewhere. Many died on the way over. To this day Andrew Jackson is not a popular guy among the tribes in Oklahoma.

While there we breezed through the museum. We have been there lots of times but it has been at least a year and a half for me and I was glad to see a few changes from the last time I was through.


I love this chuckwagon exhibit. I love chuckwagons. That is where the food is!!


I checked on some old favorites. This is a bust of Geronimo the baddest of the bad (or the baddest of the good). My late father was a student of western history had studied up on Geronimo. His favorite story was about the Tonto Apache Tribe who were scouts for General Crook who finally convinced Geronimo to surrender. When Geronimo’s braves were on the train to Florida to begin their imprisonment, Crook’s troops told the Tonto scouts to get on the train also. One reason why we have trust issues with Native American’s maybe?


They have machine guns on exhibit also. One time several years ago when I was there. A guy was inspecting it really closely and said, “You know, I don’t think that this actually works. I am not sure it is going to help come crunch time.” We are kind of hard core here in Oklahoma.


I always love the airplane hanging from the ceiling in the basement. I wonder if they would ever take it out and fly it again?


Enough of all that! Time to hit the trails. We found a couple of nice full size geocaches on the trails in the preserve on the beautiful 60 degree sunny day we had in Oklahoma.

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12 thoughts on “Our World – Woolaroc Geocaching Outing

  1. Driller's Place

    That has to be the coolest filling station ever! I can picture it placed somewhere in the TU area in the 30’s & 40’s. Really nice image. Hope this is one you submitted to your instructor.

  2. Eileen

    Hello, looks like a wonderful preserve. I would like to visit the museum. I have visited a town and Museum in Tennessee that was where the Trail of Tears started. It was a sad time in our history. Enjoy your day and week ahead!

  3. Susie of Arabia

    What an interesting post, Yogi! I love the design of the little old gas station. And the history lesson about Geronimo was really interesting. He spent a lot of time where I grew up in SE Arizona.

  4. Su-sieee! Mac

    It took me awhile to realize that the museum was not in the gas station display. Or is it the museum? I can’t image it even fitting that amazing, so sad, painting.

  5. Kay L. Davies

    Here in Canada we are trying to right all the many wrongs done to our native peoples. It will take time, probably a long time, for them to accept the olive branch, but at least Canada now has a branch of government dedicated to our aboriginal people.
    It will be a long, hard trail, because it is long overdue, but reparation has started, at last.
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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