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I am mostly retired, with a huge interest in capturing the natural world in pictures. I don’t travel a lot any more but manage to get to a few semi-exotic locations now and then. I’m learning to see and appreciate the little things I have overlooked around here during the sixty some years I’ve lived in Nowata. My other interests are golf, woodworking, fishing, shooting, and helping to raise my “genius” handsome grandson (age six) into a solid citizen.

Frank Wallace

Nowata, OK

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  1. October 20, 2009 12:37 pm

    Hi, fellow Nowata blogger! I have the NowataOklahoma blog. Mr. Roane sent me your Jana Jae Concert link and I have posted it on my blog. Great pictures! Hope to meet you around soon and keep on taking those wonderful pictures.

  2. Bucky Buck permalink
    December 11, 2009 3:11 pm

    Franklin I’ve really enjoyed these pictures and all, but as a Native American–equal time please! Thats Bull but that 1943 Woody Crumbo in the Nowata Post Office is certainly an item that would need the Master’s Hand to capture. Preston will be a solid Citizen– between you and my Big Grey Truck– we will get that job done! I check this site occasionly to see the new pics–that one with the night sky–is that Connie in that Sycamore tree with a laser light pointing at the Western sky? Great pics Hang in there!

    • Frank Wallace permalink*
      December 11, 2009 3:30 pm

      Good idea, I’ll try to get that Post Office shot.

  3. Bucky Buck permalink
    January 29, 2010 4:27 pm

    Hey Franklin where is the pic a day or pic of the day? With the snow and ice I’m looking for one that rival’s the night sky, enjoyed he deer!

  4. Pete permalink
    February 23, 2010 7:48 am

    Frank I love ALL that you have on your site Keep on taking the pictures that we all need to see

  5. October 26, 2010 9:11 am

    Fantastic shots Frank! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Westville, OK

  6. February 11, 2012 9:27 am

    Hi, Frank–Please permit me a quick question: Since you’re the first (and only one, so far) to respond as liking my DangerCat post, please let me know what you really thought. When my wife saw it, she was very afraid that it would look like I was advocating animal cruelty (nothing could be farther from the truth!), so I removed it immediately. Did you have any thoughts along those lines when you first saw it? Should I put it back up? Thanks! -Gary (

    • Frank Wallace permalink*
      February 11, 2012 2:24 pm

      Answered you in an email Gary.

  7. March 28, 2013 9:58 am

    I would like to use one of your photos in a training program that I’m building concerning pipe corrosion. Please let know if you need additional information to grant such permisssion. Also, take a look at my website when you have a few minutes – we were raised in Shamrock in the Texas Panhandle and we’ve spent a lot of time in Oklahoma as well….


  8. October 27, 2014 3:26 pm

    Good afternoon Mr. Wallace,

    My name is Meghan Navarro and for the past 2 years, I have worked with the Smithsonian as a contract researcher and scholarship recipient conducting research on New Deal-era murals in United States post offices that feature American Indians. Together with the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Postal Museum, and the United States Postal Service, we created a digital exhibition exploring many of these murals, which can be found here: Recently, as a the recipient of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum Scholarship, I completed an article on this subject that will be submitted for publication in consultation with the chair of the scholarship program at the museum. I am writing this afternoon to request permission to include a photograph of yours in my article that I found here on your blog. The picture is of the beautiful mural by Woody Crumbo in the Nowata Post Office titled “Rainbow Trail”.
    I would be so grateful if I could use the beautiful full shot of the mural. I will be happy to credit the photo however you require. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like more information from me, please let me know! You can reach me at Thank you in advance for your assistance!

    Very best,

    Meghan Navarro

  9. Glenn Bartel permalink
    January 30, 2015 12:59 pm

    Frank: I really like your photo of the Old Boat Shop In Arkansas…do you remember where that was taken?

    • Frank Wallace permalink*
      January 30, 2015 4:00 pm

      Thanks Glen. It was in Eureka Springs, a short walk off of the main street. It was too long ago to be more specific.

  10. Glenn permalink
    January 31, 2015 5:22 pm

    Thank you Frank1

  11. January 17, 2016 1:54 pm

    Hello Frank,

    Great web-site! Fantastic Photos! You are a true artist!

    Writing a short story about the Anasazi and other American Indians.

    Would like to use your wonderful photo of the cliff dwelling at Mesa Verde.

    Please advise what is necessary to do so.

    Thank you for your time and attention into this matter.

    Will send a copy of the story when complete.

    Donald L. Bearden

    • nowatamuseum permalink
      January 17, 2016 2:06 pm

      I emailed you a message Donald.

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