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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...

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

From Hey-Day To Gray

Glimmering white, the state’s grain elevators thrust upward into pale blue skies across Oklahoma, dotting her landscape with the Plains’ version of castles or...

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...

All Aboard!

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

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,...
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