Collinsville, Oklahoma
February 27, 2008
Miscellaneous News
Quilters / Main Street Improvements /
Oklahoma History Center /
Collinsville In Rogers County

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(pictured: Chris Pierce and her "Remembrance of the 30's" quilt, featuring reproduction fabrics and assorted embellishments)
The Library Patchworkers met Feb. 12, with lots of Show and Tell, and the fat quarter drawing which was won by Frances Ashinhurst - green was the color chosen for the March drawing. The Block of the Month pattern was the BowTie. New members always welcome!
2008 Collinsville "3-Ring Circus":
Activity On Three Main Street Projects
S-Curve Right-of-Way Clearing: The former laundromat at 17th and Main was demolished Tuesday Feb. 26, 2008 (in less than 30 minutes according to one witness). I have still not seen a drawing of the planned new roadway alignment, nor do I know a date for roadway construction to begin. -- Ted Wright
(Previous coverge)
Main Street Bridge Over BlackJack Creek: With the old 2-lane bridge removed over 3 months ago (Nov. 12, 2007 start) progress continues on the new 4-lane bridge that will re-connect Highway 20/Main Street from Highway 169 to 5th Street. (Previous Coverage)
Downtown Steetscape: The remaining textured color designs on downtown Collinsville sidewalks (from the Diane Woodruff art activities in the 1980s) will soon be gone as long-delayed work on the 2 blocks of Main Street (between 10th & 12th) is finally set to begin next week. The city will begin utility work and selective sidewalk cuts to save cost with the contractor set to begin work in April.
(Previous Coverage: Delay & Design)
Oklahoma History Center
I expanded my Oklahoma City trip (to cover CHS Wrestlers) to also visit the relatively new Oklahoma History Center (near the state capitol). Many interesting exhibits to see there, including a map below with Collinsville still in Rogers County. I added the yellow star for Collinsville's location. (Previous Coverage) -- Ted
Plenty of winter remains and I'm always amazed when these hardy little flowers make there annual appearance in my back yard. -- Ted