Exploring Oklahoma History

We're Here to Explore the Great State of Oklahoma, to Remember Those Who Came Before Us, and Learn the Lessons of Oklahoma's Past Together.

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For the fun of seeing what there is to see in Oklahoma and to learn a little something along the way.

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To look back on what happened in Oklahoma history and to remember those who came before us.

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We learn the lessons of Oklahoma's past in order to shape a better future.


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Oklahoma Historic Place of the Day

@blogoklahomaus place manard

Site of Manard settlement on bayou menard. Named for Pierre Menard (1766-1844). Menard, an early day fur trader, merchant and member of the Chouteau family, served as the first territorial governor of Illinois. Springs at manard identified as a Cherokee council ground prior to 1828. Trading post est. By Bartholet & Heald to 1828. Cherokee agency est. By Montfort Stokes in 1837. Burial place of ht martin (1822-1868). First postmaster of cherokee nation west. Site of Civil War skirmish july 27, 1862, involving us Maj. WM A Phillips and indian home guards who encountered and routed Watie's Confederates under lt Col Thos. Fox Taylor. Stag stop and site of holdup of US Mail coach by Cook gang on july 14, 1894 and shooting of Joseph Glad by outlaw Jim French in late 1894. Post office from 1883 to 1913. Manard school est by 1863 and closed when consolidated with Ft. Gibson schools in 1966.

Located in Cherokee County, Oklahoma.


Today in Oklahoma History

Friday, March 29, 1918

Sam Walton Born

Samuel Moore Walton (March 29, 1918 - April 5, 1992), born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma was the founder of two American retailers Wal-Mart and Sam's Club. He was the patriarch of the Walton family, one of the richest families in the world. more...

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