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“The Buffalo Train Ride” presentation by author Desiree Morrison Webber
February 4, 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Author Desiree Morrison Webber will review her book The Buffalo Train Ride at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4, at the Museum of the Western Prairie.
This book explains how a plea from Comanche leader Quanah Parker to President Theodore Roosevelt opened the way to save the bison from near extinction. In 1907 fifteen buffalo from the Bronx Zoo boarded a train bound for a wildlife preserve in Oklahoma Territory.
The Buffalo Train Ride received a positive review by School Library Journal, was an Oklahoma Book Award finalist, and is an Oklahoma Centennial Title. Webber is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Masters in Library and Information Studies.
This event is free and open to the public. The Museum of the Western Prairie is located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus. For more information, please contact Director Jennie Buchanan at 580-482-1044.