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The Right Mix for a Legend

Scores of early movies provided a nostalgic, romanticized version of the Wild West and cowboys that many in the quickly changing and industrializing United...

Murrell Stands Tall

The Trail of Tears, which included the relocation of the Cherokee people from the southeastern United States to Indian Territory, devastated this noble people....

Still a Community Hub

The Eskridge Hotel Museum stands in the heart of Wynnewood in southern Oklahoma. The reason for the hotel’s existence (and one could argue the...

A Bygone Civilization

Our country is less than 250 years old and our state is 110, so history before then, in context, is difficult to come by....

The Manse of Timelessness

An ultra-rich entrepreneur marries a young woman with the personality to become the center of social life in their city. They build a state-of-the-art,...

Academic Glory Days

Just outside Kingfisher is a hill that is mostly empty now. But a century ago, this area was a bustling bastion of education known...

A Man of Peace

Near Sallisaw, Oklahoma, is the home of a man who may have done more to unite the Cherokee people – and promote the formation...

WPA’s Lasting Legacy

During the 1930s, in the depths of the Great Depression and before the United States’ entrance into World War II, millions of people were...

Bookmarking a Century

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the last Carnegie Library granted to Oklahoma by the Carnegie Corp. of New York – a grant...

Specters as Symbols

Spirits, witches and demons creep the night, according to Chickasaw lore. Some of them want to eat you. Some of them just want to...