Poems written by Daniel Parks that define his life; the people he's met, the places he's been and the love of his life. His writing style is related to storytelling as he lays out yarns and tales... More > from his past using rhyming words and phrases. If you like poetry that’s been written by master poets, then you’ll like the words and works of this writer.< Less
This historical work is about real people, many of which were refugees and pioneers from distant places that came to this area of Oklahoma to build a life for their families. In many cases their... More > educational background was limited, but their desire to build schools and seek teachers to furnish a good education for their children was paramount in their lives. Often small settlements gave birth to schools that
imparted book learning to children that may never have received that blessing without the hard work of the people there.
Through the determination of many people, schools came into
existence, flourished and grew in a relatively short period of history.
Educational opportunities were offered from grade schools to high schools and eventually a four year college in Wilburton, the Oklahoma School of Mines and Metallurgy, now known as Eastern Oklahoma State College.< Less