Roger’s view from the hills: Fall cowboy storytellers

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“THE PAST ACTUALLY HAPPENED
BUT HISTORY IS ONLY WHAT
SOMEONE WROTE DOWN.”
                                         A. Whitney Brown
The Cowboy Storytellers of the Western Plains is an organization that started in Seiling Oklahoma over coffee from a bunch of ranchers telling stories about the old days.  It has been meeting ever since in Kansas and Oklahoma to have the locals tell the story’s of the old days as close to first person as we can get.
Many get it wrong about the group coming to their area as being a group of entertainers.  No.  The group comes to hear and record your stories.  The stories of your growing up, your parents, grandparents, and the old stories you grew up listening to.
If these stories are not recorded from you they will be lost when they put you under.  That is why we need you to step up.
The Fall meeting of the Storytellers will be in Medicine Lodge Kansas on October 25th at the Senior Center 213 N. Main.  Music starts at 12:30 and meeting at 1pm.  It is open to the public.  Membership in the organization is $15/year.  You get a newsletter before each meeting.
We have been to Medicine Lodge 5 times before.  The Gypsum Hills is a great scenic area of the state.  From Medicine Lodge west 40 miles to Coldwater is the Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway.  There is the Stockade Museum and the Carey Nation home that you can visit.  A great Veterans Memorial and several places to eat.
We are also home to the MEDICINE LODGE PEACE TREATY PAGEANT which will be done in 2015.  We are home to the Kansas State Championship Ranch Rodeo and the home of Martina McBride just over in Sharon.
If you have a story to tell or need questions answered call me at 620-213-2403

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