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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Historic Place Database

This database is provided to help you explore the great state of Oklahoma.

Today in Oklahoma History

An calandar full of Oklahoma history. See what happened today.

Exploring Oklahoma Blog

The latest on our discoveries and adventures around Oklahoma.

Major General Henry Ware Lawton

Major General Henry Ware Lawton (1843-1899) Henry ware Lawton enlisted in the Union forces at the outbreak of the Civil War at the age of seventeen. He received the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism at the Battle of Atlanta. He was Discharged November 25, 1865 with the brevet rank of colonel. Lawton rejoined the army in 1867, after attending Harvard Law School, and served through ...
Located in Comanche County, Oklahoma.
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May 25

The Blackwell Tornado

Wednesday, May, 25, 1955 – A tornado struck Blackwell at 9:27 pm and destroyed the east side of town. Approximately 80 blocks in town were damaged or destroyed. 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.
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.