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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

Hillside Mission

Reverend John Murdock established the Hillside Mission school in 1882 under the auspices of the Society of Friends. A nearby cemetery contains the grave of William C. Rogers, the last elected principal chief of the Cherokees prior to statehood.

 

Today In Oklahoma History

18 November

Camp Supply Established

Established Nov., 1868 by Gen. Alfred Sully with 5 companies of 3rd Inf. This was the supply base for Col. Custer's 7th Cav. Here, Dec. 2, 1868 Gen Sheridan received Custer returning from the Battle of the Washita. Name changed to Ft. Supply, 1889. Post abandoned 1893. Buildings now used by State as hospital. more...

18 November

Wilma Mankiller Born

Wilma Pearl Mankiller, born on this day in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, became the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation in 1985. 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.