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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

Bake Oven

This brick oven was constructed with the new bakery erected at Fort Gibson about 1863 to supply the garrison with fresh bread. **

 

Today In Oklahoma History

28 May

Indian Removal Act of 1830

The Indian Removal Act of 1830 was a law passed by the Twenty-first United States Congress in order to facilitate the relocation of Native American tribes living east of the Mississippi River in the United States to lands further west. The Removal Act, part of a U.S. government policy known as Indian Removal, was signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830. more...

28 May

Jim Thorpe Born

Today Jacobus Franciscus "Jim" Thorpe was born. Considered one of the most versatile athletes in modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals in the pentathlon and decathlon, played American football both collegiate and professional, and also played professional baseball and basketball. more...

 

 

Latest Journal Entries

2013 El Reno Tornado

Video - El Reno: Lessons From the Most Dangerous Tornado in Storm Observing History (May 31, 2013)

Play Ball!!

Happy Opening Day! MLB has started regular season play. It's Baseball Season! Yay! How much do you know Oklahoma's rich Baseball history?

Cowboy Hats

Cowboy hats are an everyday part of life here in Oklahoma. Have you ever wondered why the cowboy hat looks the way it does? Radiolab has an interesting take on how the cowboy hat evolved.