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,