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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...

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...

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...

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...

Memorial to Museum

The Will Rogers Museum in Claremore was originally created in 1938 as a memorial to honor its namesake, who had died three years earlier....

A Heartland Cabinet of Curiosities

Each year during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Dan and Libbie Midgley pulled up stakes from their farm in northwest Oklahoma to...

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...

A Female Pioneer

Long before Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin represented the state in U.S. Congress, another woman left her own indelible mark on the state and the...

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...

Remembering Pawnee Bill

During a visit to the Pawnee Bill Ranch in Pawnee, a climb to the top of the rock observation tower provides an expansive view...