The Abernathy event, held each year in June, commemorates the 1905 Frederick wolf hunt with Jack Abernathy and President Theodore Roosevelt, and the 1910 exploits of youngsters Bud and Temple Abernathy. The two young Tillman County boys, then aged 6 and 10, rode alone on horseback in 1910 from Frederick to New York City. Then then drove back to Oklahoma in a Brush Runabout automobile.
Tickets for the June 4 Abernathy event will entitle holders to a wonderful brisket dinner, door prize drawings, and an evening of great musical entertainment.
A roster of musical performers will be announced in coming days.
The museum gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on June 4 for ticket holders, with the meal to be served at 6:00 p.m. Persons who attend the event should bring their lawn chairs.
Cost of tickets is $10 for adults, and $5 for children 12-and-under. Ticket proceeds will go to the Tillman County Historical Society for operation of the Pioneer Townsite Museum.
Tickets are limited in number, but until sold out they will be available through June 2 at Frederick ACE Hardware, BancFirst in Frederick, First National Bank in Frederick, the Frederick Chamber of Commerce, and the Pioneer Townsite Museum. Tickets may also be purchased in Tipton at Southwest Rural Electric Co-operative.
Credit card ticket orders may be placed by calling the Frederick Chamber at 580-335-2126.