First Secret Mission of the Civil War—in Oklahoma! – Podcast


Black Beaver, famed Delaware scout, interpreter, frontiersman, and future Baptist minister

Black Beaver, famed Delaware scout, interpreter, frontiersman, and future Baptist minister

Did you know that the first secret mission of the Civil War took place in—Indian Territory, modern day Oklahoma? John’s good friend and pastor Wade Burleson, an award-winning author, broadcaster, and avocational historian, continues “The Burleson Chapters” of OKLAHOMA GOLD! This one is Wade’s favorite and it has everything you could want—action, adventure, suspense, the Blue, the Gray, famous Indian Territory Natives, Fort Arbuckle, the Chisholm Trail, the War Between the States, all in Oklahoma! The Burleson Chapters crackle on during John’s fourth-month sabbatical that his Red River Institute of History Board of Directors has asked him to take in order to focus wholeheartedly on completing THE OKLAHOMANS 2.


Wade and iHeartRadio star Gwin Faulconer-Lippert remind us that some of the most fascinating history doesn’t make it into the history books! It’s the twenty-third episode of our weekly OKLAHOMA GOLD! radio program and podcast. Go HERE to listen to them all! Future episodes explore more great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History. Go HERE to listen to them all! Future episodes explore more great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History.

CHISHOLM TRAIL MAP

The great overland trail for beef cattle from Texas through modern-day Oklahoma, which Black Beaver helped blaze as he guided Union soldiers out of Civil War Indian Territory. U.S. Highway 81 now runs astride it.

WILLIAM AVERELL

Union general who risked his life to gather Federal troops from their Indian Territory forts and guide them away from pursuing Confederates.

Be sure to check out all of our other episodes of the weekly OKLAHOMA GOLD! radio program and podcast. Go HERE to keep up with them all. Future episodes explore more great heroes, events, and movements of Oklahoma History.

Many thanks to Atwoods Ranch and Home, a farm and ranch supply company based in Enid, Oklahoma, for their support of the Red River Institute of History and OKLAHOMA GOLD! Please support them as you are able! Wherever you are, you can order online from thousands of quality products on their terrific website HERE. Atwoods also has 66 stores in 5 states: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. In addition to farm and ranch supplies, Atwoods stores sell clothing, lawn and garden items, tools, hardware, automotive supplies, sporting goods, pet supplies, firearms, and seasonal items.

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