‘Doin’ It Right in Doo-rant’

One of the quick ways to tell whether one is a native of or transplant to Durant is the pronunciation of its name. DOO-rant, say...

No Small Parcel

A popular holiday festival attended by hundreds of thousands of people, a downtown full of boutique shops and a formidable small liberal-arts college might be...

A Place of Circumstance

Editor's note: Shortly after this story was published in our print magazine, St. Gregory’s University announced it would be closing at the end of...

Enid is ‘And,’ not ‘Or’

Many times, people say something is this or that. Enid, however, embraces the conjunction and while mixing different traditions. Enid is a military city because...

Mighty Mite

Tiny Medicine Park has always been too big for its breeches … not because it wants to be, but because it has to be....

A Bartian Rebound

Many thought Bartlesville would take a fatal body blow when Phillips Petroleum merged with Conoco and moved its headquarters to Houston in 2002. After all,...

Can-Do in Claremore

Claremore’s Will Rogers Boulevard encapsulates the evolution and stasis of one of Oklahoma’s oldest towns. The street’s east end features revitalized shops, but Dot’s Cafe...

Guthrie’s Greatness

Guthrie could slide into historic footnotes as Oklahoma’s first capital, but it uses the past to draw people to its Victorian downtown, Western heritage...

A Chisholm Trail Town

William Duncan, a transplanted Scot, may have anticipated the real-estate mantra, “Location, location, location,” when he established a trading post at a key crossroads...

The Heart of the Osage

The Osage Nation’s home, Osage County’s seat, Pawhuska has had cultural significance long before a Pulitzer Prize-winning play and popular store came to town. The...
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