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Staking a Claim

With the sound of a gunshot, the would-be settlers set off in search of new homes. Economic pressures compelled some, while a desire for...

Organically Timeless

The Oklahoma History Center is home to a special piece of state musical history – an instrument that has managed to endure eight decades...

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...

Young Brothers on a Quest

Determined to greet former President Theodore Roosevelt upon his return from an African safari in 1910, two young brothers from tiny Frederick straddled their...

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....

Carrying the Torch

Even for those who have endured atrocities, time leads to mortality. First-person accounts of horrors and survival ebb year after year … until voices...

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...

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...

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,...

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...