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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

First Rural Mail Route

First Rural Mail Route Oklahoma's established at Hennessey on Aug. 15, 1900, with Albert W. Dorrow as carrier, his salary at $500 a year. J. A. Felt was the Hennessey postmaster. Route ran east over 24 ml., serving population of 700 in 313 sq, ml.

 

Today In Oklahoma History

23 February

Hmmm. Nothing listed for today, February 21. Guess we'll just have to look ahead.

Woody Guthrie writes *This Land is Your Land*

Folk singer Woody Guthrie writes one of his best-known songs, "This Land is Your Land." Born in Okemah, Oklahoma, in 1912, Guthrie lived and wrote of the real West, a place of hard-working people and harsh environments rather than romantic cowboys and explorers. More...

 

 

Latest Journal Entries

The Old Exploring Oklahoma History Podcast Feed

How many of you remember the old podcast feed we had up a few years ago? It had all of two episodes in it. Well guess what. That feed is now active again!

Blog Oklahoma Podcast 054: The Bombing of Boise City

In the wee hours of July 5th, 1943, it was like most nights in the sleepy little panhandle town of Boise City, Oklahoma. Welcome to Blog Oklahoma.

Big Database Update

Just finished a big historic places database update. A big thank you to Dennis McGill for sending in over 50 pictures, GPS locations, and a few address corrections.