Exploring Oklahoma History
Exploring Oklahoma History

Exploring Oklahoma History is just for the fun of seeing what there is to see in the great state of Oklahoma, and to possibly learn a little something along the way.

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Monument Hill / Chisholm Trail Lookout Point

Monument Hill Chisholm Trail Lookout Point Hardships tested the mettle of men on the trail. Sever weather at times mad conditions hazardous as well as miserable and there was always the treat of stampedes caused by a bolt of lightning a loud clap of thunder or the trickery of raiders. The scattering of cattle meant that there would be no rest for drovers until the strays were rounded up. ...
Located in Jefferson County, Oklahoma.
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August 15

Oklahoma's First Rural Route

Wednesday, August, 15, 1900 – The Postal Service established free delivery of mail to rural areas in 1896. Oklahoma's first rural route began serving customers on August 15, 1900 in Hennessey, Oklahoma. According to the Hennessey Clipper newspaper, Albert Darrow was the first Oklahoma Rural Carrier; his route was 24 miles long and covered a 31 square mile area with a population of 700. Darrow provided his own transportation, a horse and wagon and received an annual income of $500. More...

Will Rogers and Wiley Post killed in plane crash

Thursday, August, 15, 1935 – An avid booster of aviation, Will Rogers undertook a sightseeing trip to Alaska with a fellow Oklahoman, world-renowed aviator Wiley Post, in the summer of 1935. Post's plane, an experimental and top-heavy hybrid of Lockheed Explorer and Orion parts, crashed near Point Barrow, Alaska, on August 15, 1935, killing both men. more...

Blog Oklahoma Podcast 063: Babbs Switch
In this week's episode we take another look back into Oklahoma history as we explore the tragedy at Babbs Switch. Welcome to Blog Oklahoma.
Blog Oklahoma Podcast 062: Greer County
In this long overdue episode we take another look back into Oklahoma History.with the fascinating tale of Greer County … Texas. Welcome to Blog Oklahoma.
Killers of the Flower Moon
The book investigates a series of murders of wealthy Osage people that took place in Osage County, Oklahoma in the early 1920s—after big oil deposits were discovered beneath their land. ...