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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...

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...

All Aboard!

Oklahoma’s Harvey Houses still serve up a slice of history.

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

The Ames Crater

With a population of only 200 people, Ames, Oklahoma may have more oil per capita than any other place on Earth. The city sits...

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...
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