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The Indian Territory Community of Claremore, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter
N 36° 18.688 W 095° 36.680
15S E 265551 N 4021660
Quick Description: The town of Claremore is the site of Lynn Riggs' play "Green Grow the Lilacs".
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 4/8/2015 2:09:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMNNFH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
Lynn Riggs (1899-1954) was a poet and playright. His play "Green Grow the Lilacs" was adapted to the Broadway stage in 1943 with the title "Oklahoma!". It was later made into a Rodgers and Hammerstein film in 1955.

The original "Surrey With the Fringe on Top" is located in the Claremore Museum of History. On display next to the surrey is a bronze plaque which reads:

Friends of Libraries U.S.A.
The Indian Territory Community
the birthplace of playright and poet
and the setting of Rigg's Green Grow the Lilacs,
a play that became the Broadway musical
Oklahoma and brought the world
Laurey, Curly, and Aunt Eller,
is designated a Literary Landmark
by Friends of Libraries U.S.A.
Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma, FOLIO October 3, 2003

Short Description: The birthplace and setting for Lynn Riggs Green Grow the Lilacs

Book Title: Green Grow the Lilacs

First Year Published: 1931

Author's Name: Lynn Riggs

Name of Waymarked Item: Indian Territory Community Claremore

Location of Item: Claremore Museum of History

Admission Price?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Link to more information about the book or waymarked item.: [Web Link]

More Information: Not listed

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