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In late 2008 NASA announced that the Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavor Space Shuttles would be given away when they were retired. It accepted proposals from any attraction willing to pay the transportation and upkeep (an estimated $30 million apiece), and wound up with two dozen hopefuls.
The outdoor “Cannon Walk” at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, is anchored at its west end by “Atomic Annie,” one of America’s arsenal of forward-thinking guns that fired nuclear warheads. Now Fort Sill has become the place to see two of the America’s most inventive weapons, because just down the street from Annie is the new U.S. Army Field Artillery Museum and its star exhibit (at least to us), the Mule Gun.
The race to lock down the telling of 21st century American history has started in an unlikely place: the small town of Hobart in southwestern Oklahoma. It’s there that the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum is opening this weekend to much fanfare, and a concert appearance by Wayne Newton. The four-star general (retired) […]
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Where are the skull and bones of the great Apache Indian leader Geronimo? We asked that question years ago, and even carried a Geronimo skull proxy with us on the road to see if it could mystically lead us to the real thing (it couldn’t). Geronimo’s skull and Andre the Seal, Rockport, Maine. It […]
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