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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.
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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
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

Green Corn Dance

To the Creeks, the Green Corn dance was a major annual religious celebration of the harvest season. Around a central fire, men, women, and children dressed in colorful costumes, danced, chanted, and sang. After the rites, green corn was served.

 

Today In Oklahoma History

22 October

Battle of Old Fort Wayne

American Civil War -- Description: Brig. Gen. James G. Blunt and his troops attacked Col. Douglas H. Cooper and his Confederate command on Beatties Prairie near Old Fort Wayne at 7:00 am on October 22, 1862. The Confederates put up stiff resistance for a half hour, but overwhelming numbers forced them to retire from the field in haste, leaving artillery and equipage behind. This was a setback in the 1862 Confederate offensive that extended from the tidewater in the east to the plains of the Indian Territory of the west. more...

22 October

New Madrid Earthquakes

The series of great earthquakes in the New Madrid, Missouri, region in 1811 - 1812, and a strong earthquake centered in Arkansas were probably felt in the area that is now Oklahoma. more...

22 October

Pretty Boy Floyd is killed by the FBI

Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd is shot by FBI agents in a cornfield in East Liverpool, Ohio. Floyd, who had been a hotly pursued fugitive for four years, used his last breath to deny his involvement in the infamous Kansas City Massacre, in which four officers were shot to death at a train station. He died shortly thereafter. Charles Floyd grew up in a small town in Oklahoma. When it became impossible to operate a small farm in the drought conditions of the late 1920s, Floyd tried his hand at bank robbery... More...

 

 

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Big Database Update

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

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Blog Oklahoma Podcast 056: Impeachment

In this episode I talk about the impeachment of Oklahoma Governors Jack C. Walton and Henry S. Johnson. As well as give a civics lesson on what it takes to impeach and remove someone from office. Welcome to Blog Oklahoma.