Cherokee National Prison Museum
Cherokee National Prison Museum timeline The Cherokee National Prison opened in 1975, though efforts to establish the facility began decades before. The Cherokee National Prison Museum includes a timeline of the prison’s history. 1851 - The Cherokee National Council allocated $1,879 to build a prison, but funding was insufficient to begin immediately. 1873 - The council appropriates $6,000 from Cherokee Outlet lease fees to build the prison. 1874 - A call for contractors is published in the Cherokee Advocate. 1875 - Construction is completed. 1875 - The Cherokee Advocate moves operations to the prison for a year after the Cherokee National Supreme Court building is damaged by fire. 1876 - High Sheriff Samuel Sixkiller orders the construction of a 10-foot high fence, a garden and mechanical shops. 1900 - The Cherokee Nation pardons all convicted in its courts and all incarcerated prisoners after passage of the Curtis Act of 1898, which essentially abolished tribal courts in Indian Territory. 1903 - After fire razed the Cherokee Orphan and Insane Asylum, the prison’s facilities are adjusted to allow housing of displaced persons. 1904 - Cherokee County buys the prison to serve as its jail. 1925 - The third floor of the prison is removed during a renovation after the building was condemned. 1974 - The facility is included on the National Register of Historic Places. 1979 - Cherokee County sells the building back to the Cherokee Nation. 1986 - The Cherokee Nation Library and Adult Learning Center is housed in the building. 2010 - The Cherokee Nation begins a renovation of the building. 2011- The Cherokee National Prison Museum opens.
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List of Trail of Tears Art Show grand-prize winners since 1972
The following is a list of Trail of Tears Art Show grand-prize winners since the show’s inception in 1972
Studios may no longer confine the releases of “blockbuster” films to summer, but there are still dozens of big-budget films set to open during the summer.
Warning signs of child abuse and neglect
The earlier child abuse is caught, the better the chance of recovery and appropriate treatment for the child. Child abuse is not always obvious. By learning some of the common warning signs of child abuse and neglect, you can catch the problem as early as possible and get both the child and the abuser the help that they need.
Of course, just because you see a warning sign doesn’t automatically mean a child is being abused. It’s important to dig deeper, looking for a pattern of abusive behavior and warning signs, if you notice something off.
Most readers favor STD education for children
When it comes to teaching children about sexually transmitted diseases, parents may understandably have mixed feelings. Perhaps they believe they bear foremost responsibility, but public education can include the research and input of medical professionals.
Soil temperatures and planting
According to Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service Educator Roger Williams, soil temperature is key to growing a successful vegetable garden.
Each spring, the warm air temperature puts most gardeners in the mood to plant. The best way to determine the time to plant vegetables in your garden is soil temperature.
Tahlequah Farmers Market 2014 vendors
Tahlequah Farmers Market 2014 vendors
History Day Winners
Northeastern State University hosted the District 8 Oklahoma History Day regional competition on Tuesday, April 1. Listed are winners who advance to the state competition on May 7-8 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City.
Cherokee Cruisin’ Classic Car Club
A group of classic car enthusiasts in Tahlequah goes by the moniker Cherokee Cruisin’ Classic Car Club. The group, 5Cs, is a regular part of the Red Fern Festival, held the last Saturday in April – and it will mark their next car show.
State A-F Assessments
Now entering their third year, Oklahoma’s A-F method of assessing the performance of public schools has been met with little enthusiasm by educators.
The state bases its grades on the performance of students third through eighth grades on standardized tests. High schools are graded on End of Instruction exams.
Cherokee County Student Art Show winners
Madilyn Hatfield, who attends fifth grade at Tahlequah Middle School, won Best of Show at the Cherokee County Student Art Show. However, medals and prizes were awarded for first, second and third places, and honorable mention in seven age divisions.
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