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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
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

Fort Nichols

7 mi S.W. Established in May 1865, by Kit Carson, hero of Valverde and Brig. Gen., New Mexico Volunteers, to guard Santa Fe Trail and furnish escorts for caravans engaged in Santa Fe trade. Santa Fe Trail crossed this highway here and was first traveled by William Beknell's expedition from Missouri in 1823. Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission 1940


Today In Oklahoma History

23 January

Hmmm. Nothing listed for today, January 22. Guess we'll just have to look ahead.

National Cowboy Hall of Fame

National Cowboy Hall of Fame established in 1955 to honor the American Cowboy and pioneers who settled the West. more...

{23rd not actual day. The Hall of Fame was established in January 1955, exact date is unknown at time of posting. If you know please contact us.}


Latest Journal Entries

Best Wishes For Christmas

From all of us here at Exploring Oklahoma History. May you have a very Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year.

Site Update

I fixed a few minor glitches and a display issues on the site. ...

Call for Pictures and a Big Thank You

First off a big thank you to everyone who's sent in pictures and marker finds over the years. It’s helped us out a lot to fill in some of the blanks in our Oklahoma Historic Places Database. ...