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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.
- Labor omnia vincit -

 

Oklahoma Historic Places Database
This database is provided to help you explore the great state of Oklahoma.
This Day in Oklahoma History
An calandar full of Oklahoma history. See what happened today.
Exploring Oklahoma Journal
The latest of our discoveries and adventures around Oklahoma.

 

Historic Place of the Day

Guthrie-The Birthplace of Oklahoma

Guthrie The Birthplace of Oklahoma In Memory of The Early Day Settlers

 

Today In Oklahoma History

21 January

Hmmm. Nothing listed for today, January 20. Guess we'll just have to look ahead.

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

Hmmm. Nothing listed for today, January 20. Guess we'll just have to look ahead.

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

Hmmm. Nothing listed for today, January 20. Guess we'll just have to look ahead.

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

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....