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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Common Grounds

Oklahomans were essential to coffee growing in Ethiopia.

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...
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