Woody Guthrie was born in Okemah, Oklahoma on July 14, 1912. Woody encountered family tragedies early in life beginning with the death of his sister and later his mother. He attended school in Okemah ... Woody Guthrie
The Woody Guthrie Statue was dedicated at the 1998 Free Folk Festival and placed in a memorial park in downtown Okemah.
Painted on a wall adjacent to the park is this mural illustrating the life of Woody done by artist, DeAnna Wilson.