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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...

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...

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...

Our Bright Past

The neon signs in Oklahoma City’s Automobile Alley are a nod to the area’s colorful past. Photo by J. Christopher Little.   It’s flashy, colorful and...

Common Grounds

Oklahomans were essential to coffee growing in Ethiopia.

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...

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...

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...
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...

Carnegie’s Lasting Legacy

Andrew Carnegie awarded 25 library grants to Oklahoma communities.