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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Devon Energy Oil and Gas Park

The story of oil and gas exploration and discovery is a tale of risk, innovation, fortunes won and lost, spectacular successes and dramatic challenges. The Devon Oil and Gas Exploration Park at the Oklahoma History Center interprets some of the technology that is part of the fascinating history of Oklahoma’s oil industry. Technological innovations in Oklahoma oil fields revolutionized petrole ...
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October 22

Battle of Old Fort Wayne

Wednesday, October, 22, 1862 – American Civil War -- Description: Brig. Gen. James G. Blunt and his troops attacked Col. Douglas H. Cooper and his Confederate command on Beatties Prairie near Old Fort Wayne at 7:00 am on October 22, 1862. The Confederates put up stiff resistance for a half hour, but overwhelming numbers forced them to retire from the field in haste, leaving artillery and equipage behind. This was a setback in the 1862 Confederate offensive that extended from the tidewater in the east to the plains of the Indian Territory of the west. more...

New Madrid Earthquakes

Saturday, October, 22, 1881 – The series of great earthquakes in the New Madrid, Missouri, region in 1811 - 1812, and a strong earthquake centered in Arkansas were probably felt in the area that is now Oklahoma. more...

Pretty Boy Floyd is killed by the FBI

Monday, October, 22, 1934 – Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd is shot by FBI agents in a cornfield in East Liverpool, Ohio. Floyd, who had been a hotly pursued fugitive for four years, used his last breath to deny his involvement in the infamous Kansas City Massacre, in which four officers were shot to death at a train station. He died shortly thereafter. Charles Floyd grew up in a small town in Oklahoma. When it became impossible to operate a small farm in the drought conditions of the late 1920s, Floyd tried his hand at bank robbery... More...

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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.
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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.
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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. ...