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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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Historic Place of the Day

Same Old Moses Saloon

During the 17 Territorial years, open saloons thrived in Guthrie. One of the most popular was the "Same Old Moses" operated by Moses Weinberger, a settler from Wichita, Kan. Weinberger made the run selling bananas April 22, 1889, and soon established a fruit stand at 218 West Oklahoma. Thinking liquor more profitable than perishable fruit, he obtained a government liquor license and op ...

 

Today In Oklahoma History

21 January

Governor Johnson Impeached

On this day Governor Henry S. Johnson was impeached and suspended from office. Governor Johnson was caught up in "Democratic Wrath" when the Republican party took several state offices including seats in the Supreme Court, a near majority in the lower House and substantial gains in the Senate. When the legislature met for its regular session in January 1929 a combination of Republicans and insurgent Democrats set in motion a second impeachment effort. Thirteen charges were presented to the Senate, eleven of which were accepted. Governor Johnston was suspended from office. Finally on March 20, the governor's ordeal ended with the Senate voting to remove him from office on the eleventh charge, that of general incompetency. He was acquitted of all others. more...

21 January

1st Commercial Tow to Port of Catoosa

The First tow to Tulsa Port of Catoosa arrived at 2:20 pm. This was the first commercial tow to travel the full length of the Arkansas River Navigation System. The cargo was 650 tons of newsprint from the Bowater Paper Company. The newsprint was delivered for use in The Tulsa World newspaper. more...

21 January

Carl Albert Elected Speaker of the House

With the retirement of Representative John W. McCormack, in January, 1971, Oklahoma's U.S. Representative, Carl Albert, was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. more...

 

 

Latest Journal Entries

The Old Exploring Oklahoma History Podcast Feed

How many of you remember the old podcast feed we had up a few years ago? It had all of two episodes in it. Well guess what. That feed is now active again!

Blog Oklahoma Podcast 054: The Bombing of Boise City

In the wee hours of July 5th, 1943, it was like most nights in the sleepy little panhandle town of Boise City, Oklahoma. Welcome to Blog Oklahoma.

Big Database Update

Just finished a big historic places database update. A big thank you to Dennis McGill for sending in over 50 pictures, GPS locations, and a few address corrections.