Who: I’m Jared Gallagher, an Oklahoma kid residing in OKC. As a Tulsa native, I grew up traveling to Chickasaw Country and spending all my spare time at Nana and Papa’s ranch, just north of Velma. Beneath the shadows of Sugarloaf Mountain, I learned to ride horses and work cattle, but most importantly I learned to appreciate the beauty and wonder of the land.
What: I’m a sucker for food, football, photography and family. As your Chickasaw Country travel guide, we’ll explore these thirteen counties and discover just what makes this place unique. Let’s listen to the music, eat the grub, see the sights and have the time of our lives!
Where: My life motto: Will travel for food. This also goes for festivals, rodeos, shopping, ballgames and everything in between.
Why: Chickasaw Country plays out like a country song. Between the old boots and rank bulls, rolling hills and stunning sunsets, we will discover a land that is brimming with an unmatched sense of community, culture and values. To borrow the lyrics from one famous Oklahoman:
“When the sun comes shining, then I was strolling
In the wheat fields waving and dust clouds rolling