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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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Oklahoma Historic Places Database
This database is provided to help you explore the great state of Oklahoma.
This Day in Oklahoma History
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Exploring Oklahoma Journal
The latest of our discoveries and adventures around Oklahoma.


Historic Place of the Day

Waddell's Station

Waddell's Station was a stage stand on the old Butterfield Overland Mail route in Indian Territory. It was located in what is now Atoka County, Oklahoma. It is sometimes confused with Roger's Station, a post-Civil War stage stand and post office, which was three miles (5 km) in an easterly direction from Waddell's. Waddell's Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places (#72001 ...


Today In Oklahoma History

23 June

Stand Watie Surrender

On this day, Brigadier General Stand Watie was the last Confederate General to surrender at the end of the Civil War. More...

23 June

Wiley Post Flies Around The World

On this day, Wiley Post and his navigator, Harold Gatty, left Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York in the Winnie Mae with a flight plan that would take them around the world, making fourteen stops along the way in Newfoundland, England, Germany, the Soviet Union, Alaska, Alberta, Canada and Cleveland, Ohio before returning to Roosevelt Field. They arrived back on July 1 after traveling 15,474 miles in the record time of 8 days and 15 hours and 51 minutes. more...



Latest Journal Entries

Our Amazon Store is Closing

Amazon is ending their aStore program, so this means the Exploring Oklahoma History Amazon Store will be closing soon.

Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse is coming to the United States on August 21, 2017.

2013 El Reno Tornado

Video - El Reno: Lessons From the Most Dangerous Tornado in Storm Observing History (May 31, 2013)