Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pikey's Crossing Monument - South Canadian River

Stopped to photograph this monument today.  I've actually driven by it several times but decided to stop and take a look at it today.  Very interesting story.  You can read more about the history of this crossing here.  It reminds me of a book I read a while back.  The book was called "Women Who Pioneered Oklahoma" and it recounts several stories of what life was like before and after statehood in Oklahoma.  I remember reading that the Canadian river was full of "quicksand" and it would become very hard to cross at times.  It could also fill up quickly after a rain and you might get stranded on one side for days until it became passable again. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a good pic of the river from the turn off of the highway.  Maybe have to explore another day.  

                                       Here is a link to the book: Women Who Pioneered Oklahoma


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