Friends of the Murrell Home to host tour of Fort Scott
PARK HILL, Okla. – The Friends of the Murrell Home group will host its 11th annual “Friends Field
Trip” on April 12. The tour is open to the public.
The chartered bus tour will explore some of the important sites related to the Murrell Home and Civil War history in the Cherokee Nation. It also includes a trip to Fort Scott, a National Historic Site located in downtown Fort Scott, Kan.
The trip to the fort is three hours from Park Hill. Information packets will be provided.
The tour bus will leave promptly at 8 a.m. from the Murrell Home and will return at approximately 8:30 p.m. Cost for the program is $35 per person and includes admission to the historic sites and museums. The bus will pick up participants from the Tulsa and Claremore areas at about 8:35 a.m. at McDonald’s in Chouteau, but all participants must be paid for in advance to ensure an accurate count.
On the return trip, a stop will be made at the Baxter Springs (Kan.) Heritage Center and Museum. Baxter Springs is where the Fort Blair massacre of Union soldiers by Quantrill’s Raiders occurred and the museum has exhibits on that history.
Participants will have lunch in Fort Scott and will be responsible for their meals. There are three restaurants within walking distance from the national park. Participants may bring snacks or drinks on the bus or bring their lunches. A dinner stop will be made in Baxter Springs at Van’s Steak House.
The bus is equipped with a restroom, water and Wi-Fi access.
Friends of the Murrell Home are being given the first opportunity to reserve seats for the tour. Reservations will begin being accepted from the public on March 23. Organizers said in past years the tour has sold out early.
Major credit cards are accepted. All sales are final, but tickets are transferable. Friends of the Murrell Home members should make sure their 2014 dues have been paid before the trip. Dues are $10 for adults and $15 for a family.
Call the Murrell Home at 918-456-2751 to reserve a seat or for more information.
On April 10, Murrell Home Site Director David Fowler will host a program related to the April 12 bus tour, including the importance of Fort Scott and the military road to Fort Gibson. The program is free and the public is invited to attend. One does not have to attend the field trip to attend the April 10 program.
ᎠᏭᎤᏂᏴᏍᏗ, ᎣᎦᎵᎰᎹ. – ᏧᎾᎵᎢ ᎾᎿ Murrell ᎤᏪᏅᏒ ᎤᎾᏓᏡᎦ ᏓᎾᏘᏂᏙᎮᏍᏗ ᏃᏊ ᏌᏚ ᎾᏕᏘᏯ ᎬᏩᎾᎴᏅᏓ “ᏗᎦᎵᎢ ᏠᎨᏏ ᎤᏂᎦᏖᏃᎵᏓᏍᏗ” ᎾᎿ ᎧᏬᏂ ᏔᎳᏚᏏᏁ. ᎯᎠ ᎠᏂᎦᏖᏃᎵᏙ ᎠᏍᏚᎢᏏ ᏂᎦᏓ.
ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏂᎦᏖᏃᎵᏙ ᎤᎾᏦᏙᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎦᏓᎶᏏ ᎢᎦᏓ ᏧᎵᏍᎨᏓ ᏚᏙᏢᏒ ᎤᎾᏑᏯᏍᏗ Murrell ᎤᏪᏅᏒ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏴᏢ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎦᎾᏮ ᎤᎾᏟᎵ ᏚᏓᏃᏣᎵ ᎾᎿ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎠᏰᎵ. ᎾᏍᎩᏍᏊ ᎤᏑᏯᏍᏗ ᎠᎦᏖᏃᎵᏓᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ Fort Scott, ᎬᎾᏕᎾ ᏧᏓᏃᏣᏟ ᎤᏙᏢᏒ ᎾᎿ ᏗᎦᏚᎲ Fort Scott, Kansas.
ᎾᏍᎩ ᎯᎠ ᎠᏂᎦᏖᏃᎵᏙᎯ ᏳᏁᎾ ᎾᎿ ᏗᏐᏴ ᏦᎢ ᎢᏳᏟᎶᏓ ᎾᎿ ᎠᏭᎤᏂᏴᏍᏗ Ꭰ.ᎩᏓ. ᎧᏃᎮᏍᎩ ᏕᎦᎸᏛ ᎾᎿ ᏕᎦᏁᏍᏗ.
ᎠᏂᎦᏕᏃᎵᏙ ᎤᎾᏦᏙᏗ ᏛᏂᎩᏌ ᏧᏁᎳ ᎠᏟᎢᎵᏒ ᏌᎾᎴ Murrell ᎤᏪᏅᏒ ᏛᎾᏂᎩᏌ ᎠᎴ ᏛᎠᏂᎷᏥ ᏧᏁᎳ ᎠᏰᏟ ᎤᏒᎢ. ᏓᎵᎬᏩᏢᏍᎬ ᏦᏍᎪᎯᏍᎩ ᎠᏕᎸ ᎠᏏᏴᏫᎭᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎠᏠᏯᏍᏗ ᎠᎦᏖᏃᎵᏓᏍᏗ ᎤᏪᏘ ᎤᏂᏍᏆᏂᎪᏗᏓᏅ. ᎾᎿ ᎤᎾᏦᏙᏗ ᏙᏓᎩᏖᏍᏔᏂ ᎠᏁᎦ ᎾᎿ ᏔᎳᏏ ᎠᎴ ᎦᎴᎼᎢ ᎤᏛᎾ ᏧᏁᎳ ᏦᏍᎪ ᎯᏍᎩ ᏌᎾᎴ ᎾᎿ McDonald’s ᎾᎿ Chouteau, ᎠᏎᏃ ᏂᎦᏓ ᎠᏁᎦ ᎤᎾᏈᏴᏗ ᎢᎬᏱ ᎾᎿ ᏧᎾᏎᏍᏗᎢ.
ᏗᎠᎾᎢᏒ, ᏛᎾᎴᏫᏍᏔᏂ ᎾᎿ Baxter Springs (Kan.) ᏧᎾᏓᎴᏅ ᎠᏰᏟ ᎠᎴ ᎤᏪᏘ ᎠᏍᏆᏂᎪᏔᏅᎲᏍᏗᎢ. Baxter Springs ᎾᎿ Fort Blair ᏥᎨᏥᏛᏔᏁ ᎾᎿ Union ᎠᏂᏲᏍᎩ ᏂᏓᏳᎾᏓᎴᏅ Quantrill’s Raiders ᏥᏄᎵᏍᏔᏁ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎤᏂᏍᏆᏂᎪᏔᏅᎲᏍᏗ ᎤᏂᏝᎾᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎧᏃᎮᏢᏍᎩ ᏚᏂᎾᎢ.
ᎠᏁᏙᎯ ᏛᎾᎵᏍᏓᏴᏂ ᎢᎦ ᎾᎿ Fort Scott ᎠᎴ ᎤᏅᏌ ᎤᎾᏈᏴᏗ ᎨᏎᏗ ᎤᎾᎵᏍᏓᏴᏅᎢ. ᎾᏍᎩ ᏦᎢ ᏧᎾᎵᏍᏓᏴᏗ ᏕᎪᏢ ᎾᎥᎢ ᎾᎿ ᎬᎾᏕᎾ ᏧᏁᏓᏍᏗᎢ. ᎠᏁᏙᎯ ᎡᎵᏊ ᎤᏂᏫᏓ ᎤᏂᎩᏍᏓ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎾᏗᏔᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎤᎾᏣᎥ ᎬᏩᏂᎩᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎾᏕᏅᏓ ᏳᎾᏚᎵᎢ. ᎡᎯᏱᏯ ᎡᎯ ᎠᎵᏍᏓᏴᏗ ᏕᎾᎴᏫᏍᏔᏂ ᎾᎿ Baxter Springs at Van’s Steak House. ᎠᏦᏙᏗ ᎤᏙᏢᏎᏍᏗ ᏙᏯ ᏧᏁᏓᏍᏗᎢ, ᎠᎹ ᎤᎾᏗᏔᏍᏗ ᎠᎴ Wi- Fi access.
ᏧᎾᎵᎢ ᎾᎿ Murrell ᏧᏪᏅᏒ ᏓᏱᏥᏁᎵ ᎢᎬᏱ ᎤᎾᏜᏓᏕᎮᏍᏗ ᎤᎾᏅᏗ ᏧᏂᏩᏛᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᎠᏁᎬᎢ. ᏗᎬᏩᏂᏃᎯᏯᏍᏗ ᎨᏒ ᎠᏓᎴᏂᏍᎨᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎤᏁᏅᏍᏗ ᏳᎾᏚᎵᎢ ᎠᏓᎴᏂᏍᎩᏍᏗ ᎠᏅᏱ ᏔᎵᏍᎪ ᏦᎢᏁᎢ. ᎾᏍᎩ ᏯᎾᏛᏁᎯ ᎠᏂᏃᎮᏍᎬ ᏧᏩᎦᏔᏅᏍᏔᏅ ᎠᏂᎦᏖᏃᎵᏙ ᏚᏠᏅᏛ ᏓᎵᏒᎲᏍᎬᎢ ᎤᏟᏍᏗ.
Major credit cards ᏓᏂᏁᏍᎪᎢ. ᏂᎦᏓ ᏗᎦᎾᏗᏅᏓ ᎠᏎ, ᎠᏎᏍᎩᏂ ᏗᏴᏍᏙᏗ ᏦᏍᏓ. ᏧᎾᎵᎢ ᎾᎿ Murrell ᏧᏪᏅᏒ ᎠᏁᎳ ᏙᎯᏳ ᎤᎾᎦᏎᏍᏙᏗ ᎾᎿ ᏔᎵ ᏯᎦᏴᎵ ᏂᎦᏚ ᏗᏈᏴᏗ ᏗᏈᏴᏓ ᎨᏒᎢ Ꮟ ᏄᏁᏅᏓ ᎯᎠ ᎠᎾᏁᎳᏗᏍᎬᎢ. ᎠᏈᏴᏗ ᎾᏍᎩ ᏍᎪᎭ ᎠᏕᎸ ᏧᎾᏔᎾ ᎠᎴ ᏍᎩᎦᏚ ᎾᎿ ᏏᏓᏁᎸᎢ.
ᏫᏣᏟᏃᎮᏓ Murrell ᏧᏪᏅᏒ at 918-456-2751 ᎾᏍᎩᎾ ᏣᎵᏏᏅᏙᏗ ᏣᎵᏍᏚᏈᏍᏗᎢ ᎠᎴ ᎤᎪᏛ ᎠᏕᎶᎰᎯᏍᏗᎢ.
ᎾᏍᎩ ᎧᏬᏂ ᏍᎪᎯᏁ, Murrell ᎤᏪᏅᏒ site ᏗᎫᎪᏔᏂᏙ David Fowler ᎾᎿ ᏓᏳᏂᏍᏆᎸᎡᎵ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᎯ ᎦᏂᏴᏗᏍᎩ ᎧᏬᏂ ᏔᎳᏚᏏᏁ ᎤᎾᏦᏙᏗ ᎤᏂᎦᏖᏃᎵᏓᏍᏗᎢ, ᎠᏠᏯᏍᏗ ᎤᎵᏍᎨᏓ Ꮎ Fort Scott ᎠᎴ ᎠᏂᏲᏍᎩ ᏫᎦᏅᏅ ᏧᏍᏆᎦᏟ ᏗᏐᏴ. ᎯᎠ ᎤᎾᏙᏢᎯ ᎠᏎᏊ ᎠᎴ ᎾᏂᎥ ᎬᏩᏁᏓᏍᏗ. ᏝᏃ ᎠᏎ ᏤᏅᏍᏗ ᏱᎩ ᎢᎦ ᎠᏁᎬᎢ ᎡᎵᏊ ᏫᏤᏓᏍᏗ ᎾᎿ ᎧᏬᏂ ᏍᎪᎯᏁ ᎤᏂᏍᏆᎸᎡᎲᎢ.