The photo above was taken in the Senior Citizens center in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, on Monday, November 19, 1980. A group of ten senior citizens, from St. Paul, was hosted by Osage Chief Sylvester Tinker during a tour of several area attractions.
I recently found the photo in a package of St. Paul Information given to me by my cousin . A taped newspaper clipping, on the back of the photo, appears to be from an area newspaper. The aged Scotch Tape partially obliterates the text, so I have tried to quote it below:
"Ten members of the St. Paul Older American Center met a the center about 8:30 a.m., Nov. 10, and boarded the van for a trip to Pawhuska Okla., where they were guests of Indian Chief Sylvester Tinker at the Seniors Citizens Center. Some of the highlights of the trip were a tour of the Indian Cemetery, the Council Room Museum, and the Catholic Church. The center of attraction at the church was a large color glass window with Osage scenes including a picture of Father Schoenmaker, who came to St. Paul in 1847. Chief Tinker's grandfather lived at St. Paul (Osage Mission) and attended school in St Paul."
I cannot identify all of the people in the photo, but here is my guess. Maybe some of the readers can correct me or fill in the blanks:
From Left to Right:
Thanks to Cousin Karen Steinbacher for the package of interesting St. Paul information!
Thoughts 'n Things
Some 'Thoughts' and short articles about past and present-day St. Paul and the Southern Kansas - 4 State Region.