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Woody Guthrie Coalition member Dee Jones stood near the site of the home of Woody Guthrie. Jones and other members of the coalition seek to preserve Guthrie's legacy in Okemah.

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Okemah, Okla., the birthplace of Woody Guthrie, is a farm town like many in Oklahoma. American flags fly on storefronts and businesses downtown, serve needs more than wants.

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There is little to recognize the city as the home of Woody Guthrie. His home has been razed and in it's place is a tree carved by chainsaw that reads "This land is your land"

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For what would have been Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday, I traveled to the town of his birth, Okemah, Okla. to discover the town that shaped the iconic music figure

postcard from okemah