Woolaroc Day Trip
Jean and I took a trip to Woolaroc Museum near Barnsdall this weekend. The Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) was holding a “Cowboy Shoot” on the grounds. We stopped for a bit and watched the Cowboy Shooting. These were some of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. Most were dressed in authentic period clothing and shooting period firearms. There are some concessions to safety such as ear plugs and safety glasses; all other items are as you would have found before 1900. (With the exception of shade. Popups and umbrellas were common.)
SASS Cowboy Shooting
The shooters all had ‘character names’ such as Wild Bill, Irish Kid, Burly Bill, and many others. These names are exclusively theirs. They
are used throughout the Indian Territory Single Action Shooting Society.
There are SASS Cowboy Shoots at various times and places around the country. For a schedule of upcoming shoots, go to http://www.sassnet.com/AnnualMatches.php If you get a chance, stop in and watch a while. The shoot at Woolaroc ends Sunday, June 5th.
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After watching the shooting match for a while, we went on to the museum. This museum was the ranch retreat of famous oilman Frank Phillips. He and his brother, L.E. Phillips were co-founders of Phillips Petroleum Company in 1917. The museum is loaded with artwork and artifacts including the “Woolaroc“, the plane that won a race from Oakland, California to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1927. In addition, there are paintings, sculptures, and artifacts from around the country and the world.
In June of each year, the museum hosts Kidsfest, an event that combines fun with learning. In addition to face-painting and games, there is a petting zoo and many other activities to keep you little ones happy. You may bring your lunch and picnic under one of the many shade trees, or you can purchase food at the on site concession. Plan to spend the day and enjoy Woolaroc Museum.