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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

Freedom Jail

The Jail-House is located at the end of Main Street. It is housed in the community’s original well-house. Visitors can stage great "Old-West" photos on the porch and the adjoining "outlaw" cemetery.*

 

Today In Oklahoma History

27 July

Hmmm. Nothing listed for today, July 26. Guess we'll just have to look ahead.

The 1973 McAlester Prison Riot and Fire

On this day a riot at McAlester Prison took three lives, caused several serious inquiries, burned 24 buildings started around 2:30 p.m. close to the mess hall. A good part of the prison which the earlier generation of prisoners helped build was destroyed by the later generation of prisoners. Sixty years of work was undone in a few hours, inflicting a heavy loss of over 20 million dollars on Oklahoma's taxpayers. More...

 

 

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Site Update

We updated a few things here on the website.

Our Amazon Store is Closing

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