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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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 Man of Peace

Near Sallisaw, Oklahoma, is the home of a man who may have done more to unite the Cherokee people – and promote the formation...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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