Exploring Oklahoma History
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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Historic Place Database

This database is provided to help you explore the great state of Oklahoma.

Today in Oklahoma History

An calandar full of Oklahoma history. See what happened today.

Exploring Oklahoma Blog

The latest on our discoveries and adventures around Oklahoma.

John F. Kennedy Memorial

This monument, commemorating the visit of President John F. Kennedy to Big Cedar, was erected under the auspices of the Knights of Columbus, who deeded shaft and land to the Oklahoma Historical Society on October 30, 1966.
Located in LeFlore County, Oklahoma.
June 15

Battle of the J.R. Williams

Wednesday, June, 15, 1864 – American Civil War -- Site of the civil war naval battle. Confederate Indian forces, led by Cherokee Brig. Gen. Stand Watie, forced aground and captured Union Steamboat J. R. Williams with cargo valued at $120,000 on June 15, 1864. Southern troops included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles. more...

The 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Time Capsule

Saturday, June, 15, 1957 – A new gold and white 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Sport Coupe was buried in a time capsule in downtown Tulsa, OK more...

Tulsa Time Capsule Unearthed

Friday, June, 15, 2007 – The 1957 Plymouth Belvedere Time Capsule was unearthed in Tulsa as part of the Oklahoma Centennial celebration. more...

Blog Oklahoma Podcast 063: Babbs Switch
In this week's episode we take another look back into Oklahoma history as we explore the tragedy at Babbs Switch. Welcome to Blog Oklahoma.
Blog Oklahoma Podcast 062: Greer County
In this long overdue episode we take another look back into Oklahoma History.with the fascinating tale of Greer County … Texas. Welcome to Blog Oklahoma.
Killers of the Flower Moon
The book investigates a series of murders of wealthy Osage people that took place in Osage County, Oklahoma in the early 1920s—after big oil deposits were discovered beneath their land. ...