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Railroad Day - H. C. Jones

Today we’re chugging right along the railroad! The railroads are important to Oklahoma’s history so we’re going to learn all about them. Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member H.C. Jones! His hometown is Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Jones was born on a farm in Greer County and attended public schools around the state of Oklahoma before becoming a pharmacist in Carnegie. Jones became involved in state politics after being appointed the Collector of Internal Revenue and eventually the chairman of the War Savings Bond during World War II. Jones also served as the director of the Sand Springs Railway Company! You can learn more by reading H.C. Jones’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography. The railroads played a big part in Oklahoma’s history and the Oklahoma Railway Museum has all kinds of fun information on the topic!

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Movie Time! Have you ever been on a train? In Hugo you can see one in action! You can rent and stream it now. One of our favorite trains is Thomas the Train! You can also watch this fun Thomas the Train cartoon.

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Storytime! The Little Train is one of our favorite stories of trains. You can hear it read aloud too! Want more on trains? Check out this awesome resource with all kinds of information on trains!

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Arts & Crafts! What do you think it’s like to drive a train? You can be a conductor with this awesome train craft made out of toilet paper rolls! You can also design your own train with this sponge craft.

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Make & Eat it! When we think of trains, we think of easy to transport and eat foods! We think these biscuits from Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, are perfect.

Listen to it! Did you know there are songs about trains just for those of us that love trains?? Check out this awesome playlist from Spotify all about trains!

Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home learning about trains! As always, there’s more to this Oklahoma story, come back tomorrow and we’ll have more for you to explore! Please post pictures of your Railroad Day and share them with us: #ohofathome

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