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Thomas Jefferson & Oklahoma’s Salt Plains - Podcast


Nathan Boone, soldier-explorer son of Daniel Boone leads American Dragoons through the salt flats of the Cimarron River

Nathan Boone, soldier-explorer son of Daniel Boone leads American Dragoons through the salt flats of the Cimarron River west of present-day Freedom in 1843. Mural by Robbie Pierce and Don Prechtel. Courtesy Alva (OK) Mural Society. (www.alvamurals.org)

 

President Thomas Jefferson’s masterful Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon is fairly common knowledge. What isn’t is a prime objective of Jefferson’s with that purchase: gaining what came to be known as The Great Salt Plains, located in northwest Oklahoma. John’s good friend and pastor Wade Burleson, an award-winning author, broadcaster, and avocational historian, continues “The Burleson Chapters” of OKLAHOMA GOLD! during John’s sabbatical that his Red River Institute of History Board of Directors has asked him to take to complete THE OKLAHOMANS 2.


Thomas Jefferson, Daniel Boone’s son Nathan Boone, the Louisiana Purchase, and the Great Salt Plains of Oklahoma make for an epic twenty-eighth 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.