"A Letter From Oklahoma---I thought I would write you a few lines about the country here in the Creek Nation. This is the 14th day of June and corn is in silk and tassel and cotton is two feet high. Fine grass and plenty of it, the country looks like a meadow; grass in the woods is over two feet high. Garden truck grows rapidly here, we had new potatoes the 15th day of May. Beans, turnips and radishes in abundance; we will have water melons on the Fourth of July. This is a healthy county to live in. This is a great cattle raising country. In Oklahoma, about a hundred miles from here, wheat harvest is over. We do not raise wheat in the Creek Nation. Millet, Kaffir corn does fine here. I am working for a man by the name of Baker, he lives eight miles north of Bristow on Skeeter Creek. he has 75 acres of corn, 30 acres of cotton, and timber, water and rocks a plenty. I went coon hunting and caught the largest coon I ever seen. Game is plentiful here."--Your Truly, James McDonell.