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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

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center

The Heritage Center was established in 1998 to commemorate and celebrate the great history and heritage of the old Chisholm Trail and the other Great Cattle Trails of the late 19th century. The Center includes the largest bronze sculpture in Oklahoma, a monumental statue of a cattle drive, and an adjacent museum and visitor center. Inside the museum, displays and galleries put you on the old T ...

 

Today In Oklahoma History

19 August

Hmmm. Nothing listed for today, August 16. Guess we'll just have to look ahead.

Katz Drug Sit-in

On Tuesday afternoon, August 19, 1958, Clara Luper and a group of Youth Council members entered the segregated Katz drugstore in downtown Oklahoma City, took seats, and asked to be served. Two days later, Katz corporate management in Kansas City desegregated its lunch counters in three states. The August 1958 sit-in led by Clara Luper at the Katz drug store occurred a year and a half before the February 1, 1960 Greensboro, North Carolina sit-ins. more...

 

 

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Big Database Update

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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.