Tuesday, December 15, 2015

short stroy slam week 34, a dupey wyly shoppe

I don't know what's happening,
many figures calculate
and decide to promote a small dustbin
the smell is strong,
the container is tiny,
but the demand is strong.
a grey sock and a red scarf,
together they make our heart warm
and we do agree with Samuel and Rudolph.
there are lots of award winning activity
and john menzer decide to look pretty
so that Jeff and Alex feel happy.
the dinner is done,
the message is sent,
and the party is over until next time.

PS: we appreciate lots of people who input their embrace to many others,
a mention shall remove all doubtful thoughts from their oven
and best wishes for your holiday season:

Gregory Wasson
Walgreen Tulsa Yale
Walgreen Tulsa Sheridan
Michael Bolton
Lane Bryant
Abuelo, Alan G. McNally
Lena Himmelstein Bryant Malsin
Bain Capital
Michael J. Dupey
Samuel Wyly
John Menzer
Charles Rudolph Walgreen
James A. Skinner
Alex Gourtay
David Bernauer
Jeff Rein
Julie Strain
Jeff Hopper
Larry Noller
Kayla Smith
Michelle Charles
Merrick Eagleton
David Bitton
Timothy Cole

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Kunming University of Science and Technology, 昆明理工大学, Chuanxian Peng, Min Wang, Zhou Rong, Moye Guan

Kunming University of Science and Technology

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Kunming University of Science and Technology
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Motto 明德任责、致知力行
Established 1954
Type public university
President Zhou Rong
Academic staff
Undergraduates 27000 (2011)
Postgraduates 8000 (2011)
Location Kunming, Yunnan, China
Campus Lianhua,Xinying and Chenggong
Website http://www.kmust.edu.cn
Kunming University of Science and Technology (KMUST) (昆明理工大学) is located in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province, Southwestern China.[1]
As the goal by 2010, KUST is to become a key university with strong science and engineering background. The university is to be developed into an important provincial training base for advanced technical personnel, a research base for both applied fundamental research and hi-tech research, an industrialization base for hi-tech, and also a research and consulting center for the national social and economic development.
Yunnan University Science Park (YNUSP) was established as an experimental site of University Science Park in 1999 and was awarded the status of national university science park in May 2001. The Park is supported by Yunnan University, Kunming University of Science & Technology and Yunnan Normal University.


As the largest university in Yunnan Province and one of the well-known universities in China, the earliest departments of KUST started admitting undergraduate students for Bachelor's degrees in March 1925, and KUST became an independent public higher education institution in September 1954. In October 1999, based on a decision made by Yunnan Provincial Government and approved by the Education Ministry of China, the former KUST and Yunnan Polytechnic University (founded in 1974) amalgamated into a new and much larger university and came under the name of Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST).


With the current 20 faculties (schools), covering the fields ranging from science, engineering and economics to administration, arts, law and education, KUST offers a complete list of degree programs including Ph. D., MS., MSEng., MEng, MA, BS, BSEng and BA, as well as other programs including post-doctorate, preparatory, continuing education, vocational training and Chinese language training for international students.


KUST recruits students from all over China, including Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. In addition, KUST is authorized to recruit international students for degree programs ranging from Bachelor to Master and Ph. D. There are about 28,000 students studying at KUST, and among them nearly 2,000 are graduate students (2004). KUST presently offers 64 Bachelor programs, 49 Master programs and 8 Ph.D. program areas. There are 3 state authorized post-doctoral stations, 1 state-level key academic subject and 14 province-level key academic subjects in KUST.


The total number of the staff is about 3,700 including academic and non-academic ones, nearly 1,100 of them are professors and associate professors, and about 1,600 are full-time teaching staff. Furthermore, there is one academician of China Academy of Engineering working for KUST and there are 17 academicians of China Academy of Science and of China Academy of Engineering jointly working for KUST.

Campuses and facilities

KUST is composed of three campuses, Lianhua, Xinying and Bailong, all are in Kunming City, occupying an area of about 120 hectares. The buildings in the 3 campuses occupy over 730,000 square meters, and many important construction projects are still in progress. The university library has about 1.7 million volumes of books and periodicals, and the library is authorized as a state-level research documents collection unit. KUST has founded a state-level engineering research center, 2 provincial and/or ministerial level test stations, 2 research and development centers, 2 key laboratories of provincial level and 1 class-A design and research institute. There are 32 research institutes, 13 research laboratories and 13 research centers in KUST.

Exchange and cooperation


The university has ties with over 100 domestic local governments, institutions of higher education and research, as well as enterprises. The research activities in KUST play an important and critical role in Yunnan Province as well as in the southwest region of China. For each of the past two years, the increment of the research fund for KUST took a proportion of over two-thirds in the total increment for all the universities in Yunnan Province.


It has established cooperative and exchange relationships with nearly 70 universities of about 30 different countries. Some of the universities include: Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.[2]


As of 2015:
  • Faculty of Land Resource Engineering
  • Faculty of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
  • Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Faculty of Electric Power Engineering
  • Faculty of Information Engineering and Automation
  • Faculty of Civil and Architectural Engineering
  • Faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Biological and Chemical Engineering
  • Faculty of Transportation Engineering
  • Faculty of Modern Agricultural Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Foreign languages and Cultures
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Management and Economics
  • Faculty of Continuing Education
  • Faculty of Applied Technology
  • Faculty of Physical Education
  • Jinqiao College
  • Chuxiong College of Applied Technology
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • School of International education

Saturday, December 5, 2015

shadow shot sunday 2: shadow signs

Shadowy sign 

moon shadow casts
kemah, texas sail its course
what a dark class

angry ghosts
looking around to post some flashing marks
never mind our past

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Friday My Town Shoot Out, short story slam week 33

Comfort Food [Friday My Town Shoot Out Link-Up] 

Bluebell Books Twitter Club!

nothing is better
unless Papa John pizza is here,
upon the day of thanksgiving arriving,
I count my blessing,
and think of Cici's, Papa John's, Mazio's,
and I send my greetings
in my imagery airplane
so that a sweet mark obtains
have fun during thanksgiving,
do eat turkey, with gravy, stuffing,
and bring your neighbors quiet surrounding.

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

short story slam week 32

Bluebell Books Twitter Club!


she did not mean to ignore woodvine
she did not mean to skip second grade
she simply blooms as sanjiaomei

three or four leaves,
pure red face,
a firm sight over greenland

shegiang loves youtube yu opera movies,
tobby opts qu, ping, yue, or huangmei singers,
glad that Dramacntv picks San Diego zoo visitors

Chao Yang Gou has farm scientists,
because peaches, pears, apples grow all over the mountain view,
weizhi zen never regrets his director position on musical story.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

the brave girl called barn swallow

a bird is small,
but it is very much like a mobile
its movements amazes

when winter comes
wild geese glide in v shape
they land in waters to pass night

white snow floats
the field is covered by a blanket of  soft salt
teepee Pine tree grins in Chritmas glow

spring is in the air
when people around the world say "Happy New Year",
that's when a swallow sings to your ear

a girl is brave
when she is inspired to get out of a bee cave
and draw her foot prints with swallow tail


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Saturday, October 3, 2015

amazing grace

innocent face
raged cloth
empty hands
zero bank balance

talents is not equal to welthness
folks must stop speaking of colorful words.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

a book by annapolis montuwa

Poetics on Mad Cat King Number Iv Paperback – September 23, 2014

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Zhao Wei


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other people named Zhao Wei, see Zhao Wei (disambiguation).
Zhao Wei
Zhao Wei at the 2007 Huabiao Awards
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Zhào Wēi (Mandarin)
Jyutping Ziu6 Mei4 (Cantonese)
Born 12 March 1976 (age 39)
Wuhu, Anhui, China
Other name(s) Vicki Zhao
Vicky Zhao
Occupation actress, director, singer
Genre(s) Mandopop
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Huang Youlong (m. 2008)
Children "April" (b. 11 April 2010)
Parents Zhao Jiahai (father)
Wei Qiying (mother)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Zhao.
Zhao Wei (born 12 March 1976), also known as Vicki Zhao, is a Chinese actress, pop singer, and film director.[1] She is considered one of the "Four Dan Actresses" in China.[2]
While studying at Beijing Film Academy, Zhao became an Asian superstar overnight in 1998-1999 for starring as Xiaoyanzi ("Little Swallow") in the TV series My Fair Princess, for which she also won a Golden Eagle Award. As the drama enjoyed unprecedented popularity domestically, Zhao is regarded by many as Mainland China's first "national idol" since the economic reform began in 1978.[3] In 1999 she also began a singing career with her debut album Swallow.
Zhao has starred in many box-office smash-hits over the years, including Shaolin Soccer (2001), Red Cliff (2008-2009), Painted Skin (2008) and Painted Skin: The Resurrection (2012). She has received awards from the Shanghai International Film Festival, Huabiao Awards, Changchun Film Festival, Hundred Flowers Awards and Shanghai Film Critics Awards for films like A Time to Love (2005) and Mulan (2009). While focusing her career on films, she also starred in highly-popular TV series such as Romance in the Rain (2001) and Moment in Peking (2005).
In 2013, Zhao's directorial debut So Young broke the grossing record for a female Chinese director in just a week,[4] eventually becoming one of the highest-grossing films ever in China. In 2014, returning to acting after a 2-year absence, Zhao won Best Actress at the Hong Kong Film Award and Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award for Dearest.

Early life

Born and raised in Wuhu, Anhui, Zhao is the younger of two children. Her parents are Zhao Jiahai (Chinese: 赵家海; pinyin: Zhào Jiāhǎi), an appliance designer, and Wei Qiying (Chinese: 魏启颖; pinyin: Wèi Qǐyǐng), a schoolteacher,[5] and her brother is Zhao Jian (Chinese: 赵坚; pinyin: Zhào Jiān; born 1971). She graduated from Teachers' College Elementary School and Teachers' College High School. Zhao learnt dancing and ink wash painting for three years and practised the piano for six years.[6] In 1994, her performance in Tibetan dancing was shown as part of a local television spring festival celebration.[7]
Zhao has claimed that she never planned to become famous, later explaining, "I thought actresses had to be beautiful, and I thought I was ordinary."[1] When she was 17 years old, a filming crew arrived in Wuhu, looking for extras for the film Hua Hun, starring Gong Li. After participating in the filming as an extra, Zhao decided she wanted to act, and left her hometown. She eventually enrolled in a new film arts school in Shanghai, founded by film director Xie Jin. At the age of 20, Zhao received first class results in her entrance exam to Beijing Film Academy's Performance Institute, graduating in 2000.[8]


Early career (1994–1997)

While still in high school Zhao had her first experience in front of the camera as an extra on A Soul Haunted by Painting (1994), starring Gong Li. She played a prostitute at the brothel where Gong's character works at the beginning of the film and is briefly visible in some shots, although she has no dialogue.
In 1995, after her university entrance exams, Zhao quit her job as a kindergarten teacher. The same year, she was chosen by Xie Jin, the founder of Xie Jin's Star Academy, to star in one of his movies, Penitentiary Angel. This was her first substantial acting role. Zhao did not find her own performance fulfilling, but considered it to be a valuable experience. "I was too young to understand the role," she said, "but if you've been cast in a film by a famous director, no matter how well you did, other less-famous directors will also want to cast you."[1] She obtained the highest score in the entrance examination when she was matriculated into the acting institute of the Beijing Film Academy (BFA) in 1996. As one of the most outstanding students in the BFA, Zhao scored five yous (A) and nine youliangs (A-) out of the 14 courses. Her graduation thesis scored 90.[9]

Television (1998–2002)

After playing minor roles in various films and television series, Zhao received her first leading role in a series called Sisters in Beijing. She was spotted by Taiwanese novelist Chiung Yao, who was looking for actors. Chiung Yao noted that Zhao was a little chubby but talented. By 1997, however, Zhao had lost some weight and was offered one of the leading roles in the television series My Fair Princess, which was adapted from Chiung Yao's novels. Filming the series was an arduous task for Zhao and her co-stars; Zhao herself acknowledged the intensity of filming:
We shot 18 to 20 hours a day. There were two groups of actors. One shot during the day, one at night. Frequently I'd have to do both. A few times I worked so hard that I actually threw up from the exertion. But I was young then. I didn't get tired easily. And I never complained about the working conditions. I thought that's just how it was supposed to be. Now I know that's wrong. But at the time I had no clue. Whatever they'd give me, I'd do. And as soon as I was done working I could just fall asleep. They'd say, 'Go to sleep,' and I'd go right to sleep.
The hard work of the cast yielded unexpected results. After My Fair Princess was broadcast, it enjoyed the highest ratings in China[1] and Zhao quickly rose to prominence.[10] In 1999, she became the youngest actress to win the Golden Eagle Award for Best Actress.[11] Zhao was named one of Taiwan's "Top Ten Most Outstanding Individuals in Television Industry." Alongside the phenomenal success, more and more negative critic, mainland China's critics thought the role and her performance is a traditional-breaker and destroy the elegance of ancient palace life. During Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference 2002, a member of the CPPCC submit a proposal to oppose the "little swallow".[12]
After several hit TV series and movies, such as Treasure Venture, The Duel (directed by Jeff Lau). Zhao filmed another series written by Chiung Yao in 2001, the story happened during WWII. Oppsite the funny princess, she played a girl tried to revenge her father and his 9th concubine in Romance in the Rain. The series recorded as highest rating of the year. However, Zhao soon felt that she had achieved all she could in television,[inconsistent] so she went on to star in a few movies in Hong Kong. Although Zhao quit Chiung Yao's agency, the Taiwanese writer still said her favourite actresses are Brigitte Lin, Leanne Lau and Zhao, who successfully portrayed the classic characters of her novel adaption.[13]
In 2001, she guest-starred in the comedy film Shaolin Soccer alongside Hong Kong actor and director Stephen Chow. Zhao played an unattractive steamed bun maker, which greatly differed from the glamourous image she had established for herself in previous roles. Zhao also participated in a romantic comedy called Chinese Odyssey 2002 as "Phoenix." Zhao was nominated for "Best Supporting Actress" at the 39th Golden Horse Awards.[14] In 2002, Zhao played an assassin, worked with Shu Qi and Karen Mok in So Close.[1]

Film (2003–2008)

After filming Romance in the Rain, Zhao began to focus on acting in movies. In 2003, Zhao starred in four films: My Dream Girl, Warriors of Heaven and Earth, Green Tea, and Jade Goddess of Mercy. She nominated for the Hundred Flowers Award for Best Actress for Warriors of Heaven and Earth, even though she only had 25 lines of dialogue in the entire movie. Each film was critically acclaimed and presented Zhao in a different light, but failed to box office.
After much speculation over who would receive the female lead in Ann Hui's film, Jade Goddess of Mercy, the lead role of An Xin was finally offered to Zhao, and her performance was well received by critics. In 2004, the 10th Movie Academic Society presented her the "Golden Phoenix Award" for her role.[15]
In 2004, Zhao was cast to dub the character Princess Fiona when Shrek 2 was released in China.[16]
2005 proved to be a successful year for Zhao after she won the Best Actress award at the Shanghai International Film Festival and tied with Zhang Ziyi for the Huabiao Award.[17] Both were for her performance in A Time to Love. Zhao once again won "Best Actress" for her performance in A Time To Love at The 8th Changchun China Film Festival in 2006.[18]
Finally, after a four-year break from television series, Zhao starred as Yao Mulan in a remake of Lin Yutang's Moment in Peking. 80% of audiences preferred Zhao's portrayal of Yao Mulan over the previous actress's performance. And she nominated Feitian Award for Outstanding Actress.[19] She was ranked No. 4 on Forbes' 2006 China Celebrity 100 list.[20] In June 2006, Zhao was selected by voters as the "Most Popular Mainland Actress" at the 2nd Top Chinese TV Drama Awards.[21] Zhao selected as the "Most Beautiful Woman" in China (national voting by Sina.com & Sohu.com's users).[22]
In 2006, Zhao was listed in People Magazine's '100 Most Beautiful People' in 2006.[23] following her performance in Moment in Peking, Zhao starred in two more films. The first of these films, The Postmodern Life of My Aunt, premiered at film festivals around the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival. Her guest starring role in the film resulted in Zhao's second Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Golden Horse Awards and her first nomination as Best Supporting Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards.[24] Zhao then portrayed a taxicab driver in the 2007 film The Longest Night in Shanghai, starring alongside Japanese actor Masahiro Motoki and Taiwanese actor Dylan Kuo (郭品超).[25]
In 2006, Zhao took an exam for a Masters' class in directing at her alma mater, the Beijing Film Academy (BFA). After passing with flying colours, Zhao returned to the BFA in September 2006 as a graduate student in the Directing Department, where she studied under director Tian Zhuangzhuang.
Zhao received a salary of 100,000 yuan per episode for acting in the 2007 television series Thank You for Having Loved Me.[26]
In 2008, Zhao met and married Singaporean businessman Huang Youlong.

Gongfu epics (2008–2010)

During 2008 and 2009, Zhao starred in the two-part Red Cliff.,[27] John Woo's historical epic set in the Three Kingdoms period which was mainland China's most expensive film up to that point. She played Sun Shangxiang, the independent-minded sister of Sun Quan. The character spends much of the films gathering intelligence behind enemy lines, disguised as a (male) enemy soldier.
She next appeared in Gordon Chan's horror/adventure film Painted Skin, for which she received nominations of the Golden Rooster Award for Best Actress and Asian Film Award for Best Actress.
She played the titular character in Jingle Ma's Mulan.,[28][29] which gained her a fourth Hong Kong Film Awards nomination and her first Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress.
On 6 August 2009, she was elected vice-president of China Film Performance Art Academy and executive member of the council of the China Environmental Society.[30]
For the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China she, like much of the Chinese acting elite, made a cameo in the patriotic tribute The Founding of a Republic. Zhao appears towards the end of the movie as a delegate to the first People's Political Consultative Conference, in a scene where the body is discussing proposals for the future flag and national anthem of the People's Republic.
The following year she starred in 14 Blades along with Donnie Yen, for which she won her third Favourite Actress award at the Beijing Student Film Festival.
Zhao in a 2011 charity event.
On 11 April 2010, Zhao gave birth to her and Huang Youlong's daughter, Huang Xin.[31] Parenthood would promt her to take a two-year break from acting.

Comeback and directing (2012-)

Zhao returned from her extended parental leave in 2012, playing -incidentally- a single mother in LOVE, directed by Doze Niu. In the same year she also starred in the sequel to Painted Skin, although playing a different character than in the original film.
After this Zhao turned from acting to directing. In 2012 she graduated from the directing institute of Beijing Film Academy, with a MFA dissertation defense score of 99/100, ranking #1 out of all the graduates.[32] Her directoral debut, So Young, opened on 26 April 2013 to 141 million yuan in its first weekend. She was the first female director whose debut broke 100 million yuan in China.[33][34] In just one week, "So Young" have garnered 350 million yuan,[35] with the final box office record in China being over 700 million yuan.[36]
During 2013 she was a judge for the 5th season of China's Got Talent alongside Liu Ye, Alec Su and Wang Wei-Chun.[37]
In 2014, she starred in the film Dearest[38] and the TV series Tiger Mom.
In the following year she made a non-speaking cameo in the Hong Kong comedy 12 Golden Ducks, which revolves around a group of male escorts. When an elderly client is made to remember her youth, Zhao appears briefly as the woman's younger self.


Rumours and controversy

As a result of her fame, Zhao has been a regular subject of tabloids. On 3 December 2001, a woman named Zou Xue published a picture of Zhao wearing a dress with a Japanese military flag, which labeled Heatherette NYC designed by Richie Rich, on the cover of Fashion Magazine.[39] The public saw it as a sign of disrespect toward government policy and offensive to the Chinese public, who are still sensitive over the Second Sino-Japanese War. Public outcry following the incident caused Zhao's relations with mainland Chinese audiences to become strained. On 9 December, the newspaper Beijing Evening News and network Sina.com published Zhao's apology letter to the nation,[40][41] and on 17 December, Zhao again apologised on the television show Entertainment Live, which was broadcast on 200 television networks and 100 radio stations in China.[42]

Friday, August 7, 2015

Jerry L. Bona


    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Jerry Bona
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    Jerry Bona in 2006
    Born February 5, 1945 (age 70)
    Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Nationality American
    Fields Mathematics
    Institutions University of Chicago
    The Pennsylvania State University
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Alma mater Harvard University
    Doctoral advisor Garrett Birkhoff
    Doctoral students Bradley Lucier
    Juan Restrepo
    Eric Schechter
    Jerry Lloyd Bona (born February 5, 1945) is an American mathematician, known for his work in fluid mechanics, partial differential equations, and computational mathematics, and active in some other branches of pure and applied mathematics.
    Bona received his PhD in 1971 from Harvard University under supervision of Garrett Birkhoff and worked from 1970 to 1972 at the Fluid Mechanics Research Institute University of Essex, where along with Brooke Benjamin and J. J. Mahony, he published on Model Equations for Long Waves in Non-linear Dispersive Systems, known as Benjamin–Bona–Mahony equation. He is probably best known for his statement about equivalent statements of the Axiom of Choice: “The Axiom of Choice is obviously true, the Well–ordering theorem is obviously false; and who can tell about Zorn’s Lemma?"[1]
    Jerry Bona has worked at University of Chicago, Pennsylvania State University, University of Texas at Austin and is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2012 he became a fellow of the American Mathematical Society.[2] In 2013 he became a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.[3]


    Selected publications

    • with S. M. Sun and Bing-Yu Zhang: "A non-homogeneous boundary-value problem for the Korteweg-de Vries equation in a quarter plane". Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 354 (2): 427–490. 2002. MR 1862556.

    See also


  2. E. Schechter, Handbook of Analysis and its Foundation. Acad. Press, 1997

  3. List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-11-10.

  4. SIAM Fellows, retrieved 2014-2-14.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Perkins, Oklahoma


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Perkins, Oklahoma
Location within Payne County and Oklahoma
Location within Payne County and Oklahoma
Coordinates: 35°58′36″N 97°1′55″WCoordinates: 35°58′36″N 97°1′55″W
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Payne
 • Mayor Bob Johnson
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 896 ft (273 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,831
 • Density 1,300/sq mi (490/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 74059
Area code(s) 405
FIPS code 40-58150 [1]
GNIS feature ID 1096551 [2]
Website cityofperkins.net
Perkins is a city in southern Payne County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 2,831 at the 2010 census, an increase of 24.6 percent from 2,272 at the 2000 census.[3] The name is derived from Walden Perkins, a congressman who helped establish the local post office. The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma is headquartered here.[4]


Historical Perkins
Perkins was founded during the Land Run in April 1889. Joseph Wert staked a claim for 160 acres and offered up 40 acres of his land to be established as a township. The town went through three names in its first year- Cimarron, Italy, and then Perkins. The last name was for Bishop Walden Perkins, a congressman from Kansas that pulled strings to establish the post office for the new township. The town of Perkins incorporated on August 25, 1891.[4]
Though Perkins was settled in 1889, it celebrates Old Settlers Day around Sept 22. This is the anniversary of the Land Run of 1891. Being on the north side of the Cimarron River, it was one of the starting points for the Run of 1891. [5]
The first wagon bridge across the Cimarron River was built during the summer of 1891. On September 22, 1891, the Sac and Fox and Iowa reservations officially opened. By January 1900, the Eastern Oklahoma Railway began service, establishing the town as an agricultural trade center.[4]


Perkins is located at 35°58′36″N 97°01′55″W.[6] It is on the north bank of the Cimarron River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all of it land. Perkins is located on US Route 177 south of its junction with State Highway 33.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 719
1910 603
1920 608
1930 606
1940 728
1950 706
1960 769
1970 1,029
1980 1,762
1990 1,925
2000 2,272
2010 2,831
Est. 2014 2,852 [7] 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,272 people, 913 households, and 644 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,018.4 people per square mile (393.4/km2). There were 988 housing units at an average density of 442.8 per square mile (171.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 85.48% White, 2.46% African American, 6.47% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 4.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.
There were 913 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the town the population was spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.5 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $30,030, and the median income for a family was $38,580. Males had a median income of $26,553 versus $20,761 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,955. About 7.6% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.


Perkins has a commission-manager form of government.[4]

Notable people