In this issue, we go back in time to race with Maglia Nera to the finish line of the ’84 Giro D’Italia, fight in Oklahoma’s final duel, and play politics with Will Rogers.
THE MAN IN BLACK: A grueling bike race in Italy bestows a curious honor on an Oklahoman. By Ian Dille.
A LOSING HAND: The tale of Oklahoma’s last duel and the myth of moral progress. By Brian Ted Jones.
ALFALFA ROGERS: A series of short political comedies starring Will Rogers has resonance today. By Charles Morrow.
ORIGINAL OKIE: Bob Waldrop, a fourth-generation Oklahoman from Frederick, is a purveyor of peace, plants, and pianos.