Exploring Oklahoma History

We're Here to Explore the Great State of Oklahoma, to Remember Those Who Came Before Us, and Learn the Lessons of Oklahoma's Past Together.

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Koweta Mission

Creek Indian School founded by Rev. R.M. Loughridge Presbyterian BD Foreign Miss., 1843. Coweta, ancient Creek town in Alabama, reestablished in this vicinity by Creeks who arrived Ft. Gibson on Steamboat facility. 1828. This was home town of Roley McIntosh, principal chief Creek Nation west to 1859.

Located in Wagoner County, Oklahoma.

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Today in Oklahoma History

Saturday, July 22, 1933

Charles Urschel Kidnapping

On this day Charles F. Urschel, a wealthy businessman from Oklahoma City, was kidnapped by George "Machine Gun" Kelly. After a ransom of $200,000 was paid, Urschel was released. Kelly was later arrested on September 26, 1933. He was sentenced to life in prison, and served the remainder of his days at the Federal Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. more...

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March 27, 2024

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September 25, 2023

The Cherokee Advocate

The Cherokee Advocate was a newspaper for the Cherokee Nation at Tahlequah, Indian Territory, from 1844 to 1906.

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September 25, 2023

Beckham County

About Oklahoma. Beckham County is in western Oklahoma along the Texas border.

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