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The Jefferson Highway in Oklahoma: The Historic Osage Trace author’s review by Jonita Mullins

January 29, 2022, 1 p.m.2:30 p.m.

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On Saturday, January 29, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., author and historian Jonita Mullins will present an author’s review of her book The Jefferson Highway in Oklahoma: The Historic Osage Trace (American Heritage, 2016) at the Honey Springs Battlefield Visitor Center.

In her book, Mullins recalls some of Oklahoma’s most important history, celebrates some of its most fascinating characters, and presents the story of the old road that was the location of the Battle of Honey Springs near Checotah. She will share the many reasons why this road was, and still is, important in Oklahoma history.

Jonita Mullins is an award-winning author, educator, speaker, and preservationist. She has written 14 books, both fiction and non-fiction, and more than 800 articles focused on Oklahoma history. She also writes a weekly column on area history for the Muskogee Phoenix newspaper, for which she received the Distinguished Editorial Award from the Oklahoma Heritage Association. Mullins grew up in Haskell and graduated from Oklahoma State University, and now makes her home in Muskogee. She serves on the board of Founders’ Place Historical District and the Oklahoma Historical Society Board of Directors.

After the presentation, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the Visitor Center’s exhibits, view the new Battle of Honey Springs film, buy newly stocked items from the gift shop, and tour the largest Civil War battlefield in Oklahoma.

For more information regarding the presentation and Honey Springs Battlefield, please email honeysprings@okhistory.org or alynn@okhistory.org, or call 918-617-7125.


January 29, 2022
1 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
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Honey Springs Battlefield
423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426