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!
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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