Welcome to 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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Oklahoma Historic Places Database
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This Day in Oklahoma History
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Exploring Oklahoma Journal
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Historic Place of the Day

Healdton: Oklahoma's First State-Regulated Oil Field

Production of crude oil from the newly-discovered Healdton field surrounding this marker site flooded the market with an oversupply of petroleum. Protesting that pipeline purchases were inadequate, producers claimed they were being deprived of individual rights to produce and sell their share of the field's production. In response, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, in May, 1914, ordered ...


Today In Oklahoma History

20 February

Hmmm. Nothing listed for today, February 15. Guess we'll just have to look ahead.

Tulsa Port of Catoosa Dedication

On a cold February day, William Verity, President of Armco Steel Corporation gave the keynote speech at the dedication of the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. Seated on his left is Tulsa Mayor Robert J. LaFortune. To his right is Jacques Cunningham, master of ceremonies for the dedication. Mr. Cunningham was the first chairman of the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority. more...



Latest Journal Entries

2019 Inauguration

On January 14, 2019, John Kevin Stitt became the 28th Governor of Oklahoma.

UPDATE: Google Maps Thumbnails

Google Maps thumbnails are no longer working. Links to Google Maps still work. We're working on a fix. (UPDATED)

Big Database Update

Over the next few weeks I'll be making several updates to the Exploring Oklahoma History Historic Places Database....