Web Toolbar by Wibiya
Login | Sign Up AnonymousUser
twiter
New to Comunitee?


or Sign Up with Email

Us

>> OKLAHOMA Latest News

SEP 14, 2013 - Boston Herald

A Must Read - Share

Oklahoma town to rebuild Guthrie's boyhood home

OKEMAH, Okla. — When Woody Guthrie's dilapidated boyhood home was ordered torn down in the late 1970s, the demolition reflected the strained relationship between conservative Oklahoma and the native son famous for his folk singing and progressive politics.Those tensions persisted for more than a generation, but attitudes about Guthrie have slowly softened. Now developers working with the blessing of Guthrie's relatives have announced plans to rebuild his 1860s-era boyhood home in Okemah, a time-worn town of 3,300 people desperately seeking tourism dollars.

Tags: Oklahoma town to rebuild Guthrie's boyhood home,  Oklahoma Latest News