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Lift Your Spirits

When you step into most elevators today, gone are lavish interior designs, elaborately embellished outer doors, plush carpet and operators – elements of a...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...