Route 66 Day - Woody Guthrie
Today we’re jumping in the car and taking a road trip down Route 66! Pack your bags and get your snacks, it’s time to explore. Today’s theme is inspired by Oklahoma Hall of Fame Member Woody Guthrie. His hometown is Okemah, Oklahoma. Guthrie grew up in Oklahoma and formed his first band in 1931 before travelling to Texas, California, and then New York. Guthrie was also an author and became very well known for his use of American folk to comment on current social situations. Guthrie has been honored with many awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. You can learn more by reading Woody Guthrie’s Oklahoma Hall of Fame biography.
Woody Guthrie traveled the country singing and getting to know the people of our country. He lived through a time in history called the Dust Bowl and this motivated quite a bit of his work.
Keep learning more of Oklahoma’s Story! We hope that you have a fun time at home learning about Route 66! 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 Route 66 Day and share them with us: #ohofathome
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