Monday, 14 September 2015

A Postcard a Day - Monday 14 Sept 2015 mapMonday

Good morning  my friends! Good Monday!

Monday on my blog is MapMonday. I have a mapcard to show you. Today I show you a card with a map of Oklahoma in the USA.
The text on the card reads:
The legend of the Cherokee Rose: An Indian story tells of how the brave Cherokees were driven west by the US Govt. God looked down upon them and forged their tears into rose shaped stones. These stones are found only in Oklahoma, the end of the ‘Trail of Tears’.

The card was sent to me by Jeremy from Tulsa (a city in Oklahoma) who is a veterinarian student. He says this is the story of his people (He is Cherokee).

The flag of Oklahoma:

The state's name is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning "red people".

Being a geologist of course the rose rock interests me:

Before dinosaurs were in existence, the sea covered Oklahoma depositing barium sulphate into the sand. As the climate changed, the sea dried up and crystals (rose rocks) were formed. Iron oxide in the sand gave the rocks their reddish color. These beautiful rare rose rock clusters can be viewed at Timberlake Rose Rock Museum in Noble, Oklahoma.

So you see.... every card has it's story and this one is very interesting.

See you tomorrow at T for Tuesday,




  1. I once had a geologist and his wife for dinner, and instead of a bouquet of flowers of a box of chocolates, they gave me a rose rock. A lovely, personal and unique present, I thought. It wasn´t red, though, it had more of a greyish colour.

  2. Interesting! I live in Oklahoma...born and raised pretty much in the same area for 40 years. There is a strip of the rose rocks running north/south through the central part of the state. All the rose rock, baryte, found here is red where as the greyish colored ones are from a desert like in Tunsia or Saudi. I have been to the museum in Noble Oklahoma...designated the Rose Rock Capitol of the world...not true but a nice thought. If you would like a sample Lisca send me your address and I will send you a rock.