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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rational, Ethical Passion

On Sept. 1, 1939, Marian Piotr Opala was an 18-year-old student living with his parents in Lodz, Poland, when he heard that Germans had...

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...

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...

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...
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