The Road To Badges & Brass

The functions of the office of Sheriff in Oklahoma County date back more than 100 years. Located in present-day Oklahoma City, this sheriff’s office was...

From Hey-Day To Gray

Glimmering white, the state’s grain elevators thrust upward into pale blue skies across Oklahoma, dotting her landscape with the Plains’ version of castles or...

Green Corn Rebellion

It sounds like something straight out of a Marx Brothers movie. Hundreds of Oklahoma farmers, American Indians and African Americans, armed with shotguns and pitchforks,...

Facelift At Fifty

The Tulsa Central Library opened its doors in 1965. At the time, the war in Vietnam was escalating, the space race was in full...

Made for You and Me

Woody Guthrie didn’t set out 75 years ago to write the most iconic folk song of all time. It just sort of happened. Disgusted...

The Golden Year

Fifty years ago this month, a handful of Tulsa female civic leaders formed the city’s chapter of The Links, Inc., a national organization that...

Anniversary of a Mystery

On Nov. 13, 1974, Karen Silkwood set out in her car for Oklahoma City to meet with a national representative from her union and...

Preserving Oklahoma

“The Endangered Historic Places List is an effort to raise awareness about historic sites and preservation issues, but it has also been a powerful...

Okie Expats

In 1918, a group of Oklahomans living in Washington, D.C., including Thomas Gore, Oklahoma’s first senator, decided to found an organization that would, according...
Historical photo of Mickey Mantle.

The Commerce Comet

This spring marks the 40th anniversary of Mickey Mantle’s induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Mantle left his mark on baseball as...