This Machine tunes the strings: In the July 1, 2013, edition of This Land, we celebrate Woody Guthrie’s birthday, as well as victory over one of the state’s many water wars. Cover design by Darshan Phillips.
DANCE OUT: Woody Guthrie’s daughter Nora opened the Tulsa museum bearing his name with a speech containing a poem that serves as a map to her father’s heart.
EVERYBODY SING: A song with lyrics inspired by Woody Guthrie. By Erin O’Dowd.
GUTHRIE GUIDE: We have the official guide to the Woody Guthrie Free Folk Festival, which takes over the blladeer’s hometown of Okemah July 8-14.
THE RIVER WHO: Water law and what last month’s Supreme Court ruling means for Oklahoma’s most important resource. By Ginger Strand.
OKIE ATTICUS: Hunter Howe Cates delivers the true tale of a man wrongfully accused and a crusading attorney, which unfolded in Tulsa about seven years before the debut of Harper Lee’s classic.
LOVE POTION SERPENTINE: Sheilah Bright learns that picking a peck of pickled vipers is like pulling teeth.
ORIGINAL OKIE: Woody and Nora Guthrie in Brooklyn, New York. Summer 1950. Photo courtesy Nora Guthrie.