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May 16, 2019

Contact: Jennie Buchanan
Museum of the Western Prairie, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-482-1044

“Angie Debo: Daughter of the Prairie” Presentation by Author Patricia Loughlin at Museum of the Western Prairie

ALTUS, Okla. — On Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m., at the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus author and historian Patricia Loughlin will discuss her recent children’s book “Angie Debo: Daughter of the Prairie.” Utilizing excerpts from Debo’s childhood diary, Loughlin provides an inspiring account of the life of Angie Debo chronicling her early years in Marshall, Oklahoma Territory, growing up on a farm with her parents and going to the local school. In the book, the author also explains the historical significance of Debo, who served as a teacher, curator, pastor, librarian, historian and author.

Loughlin is a professor of history and director of graduate studies in the Department of History and Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma, and serves on the Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors. Her book “Hidden Treasures of the American West: Muriel H. Wright, Angie Debo, and Alice Marriott” won the 2006 Director’s Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book. She resides in Stillwater.

This presentation is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. It is hosted by the Western Trail Historical Society. The Museum of the Western Prairie is located at 1100 Memorial Drive in Altus. For more information, please call 580-482-1044.

The Museum of the Western Prairie is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.  


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