Marjorie Barton:

Marjorie Barton lived in the Single World for 25 years and shares experience and anecdotes from that period of her life. During that time she also obtained bachelor and masters degrees from Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas. Her work experience includes 13 years in education as a classroom teacher, Educational Diagnostician for special education, and part time college level teaching. She edited and published newspapers in Washington state. She has written articles for "Grit--The American Family Magazine" and "Good Old Days." She has a lengthy list of books on her "to-do" list.

About Muskogee:

Muskogee, Oklahoma, is in the heart of Green Country and was never a part of the infamous Dust Bowl. Muskogee is well known for its April Azalea Festival and its Garden of Lights (December). Cherokee and Creek Nations have tribal headquarters nearby with interesting celebrations,museums, and activities. Oklahoma's only military cemetery is at Fort Gibson, six miles east of Muskogee. The fort was rebuilt by WPA in the 1930s..

Many lakes are close to Muskogee and several of the dams which form the lakes were part of the WPA projects. The town has about 40,000 people and became better known because of the popular country song, "I'd Rather Be an Okie From Muskogee."

The author Marjorie Barton was born in Muskogee, lived there as a child and returned a few years ago to write books and undertake research.


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