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Brace Books & More is your destination for book, gift and toy shopping in Northern Oklahoma. We have an entire toy department with fun and educational items for babies, kids and teens. Coffee lovers can order a fresh specialty coffee drink or buy whole beans to take home. Browse through our jewelry, unique home gifts and decor, candles, lotion and more! Brace Books is a treat for the senses - take your time and enjoy a stroll through the store - you never know what you're going to find!
Chilocco: Memories of a Native American Boarding School by Kim Brumley provides a very rare glimpse inside the educational institution that has been closed and completely inaccessible to the public for more than thirty years. The doors of the school opened to one hundred Native American students in 1884 under the direction of Major James Haworth and remained open until 1980, a span of nearly one hundred years. During that time, 18,000 students from 126 different Native
American tribes attended.
The book includes students' memories of time spent on the 8,640 acre campus along with over one hundred and thirty historic pictures of Chilocco Indian Agricultural School. The once beautiful and meticulously maintained campus called, "Prairie Light" has fallen
victim to the harsh Oklahoma elements since closing and many of the roughly 80 remaining structures are now collapsing. The priceless ruins earned Chilocco a spot on the list of Oklahoma's Most Endangered Historic Places in 2009.
In more than 50 years as a radio sportscaster and 43 years as a television sports anchor, Bob Barry has broadcast more major college sporting events on radio as the play-by-play announcer than anyone else in history. Voice of Bedlam: The Life of Bob Barry, authored by Michael Dean and Bob Barry and published by the Oklahoma Heritage Association, shares the life story of this iconic sports voice.
The biography's official release and a book signing will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication on the University of Oklahoma campus. The Gaylord-Pickens Museum also will host a book signing 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, November 16.
Barry has called every Bedlam football game between the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State Universityfor a half century, as either the voice of the Sooners or Cowboys. He has been play-by-play announcer for football and basketball at OU for 31 years, and also spent 18 seasons as the radio voice of OSU football and basketball from 1973 to 1990. In addition to chronicling Barry's life, co-authors Burke and Dean chronicle OU and OSU football and basketball. Hardcover $25.95.
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