A Convoluted Past

Generations of Oklahoma school children dress in prairie duds every spring to commemorate the Land Rush of 1889 … from the perspective of non-Native...

On the Road to Tipperary

The Creek County community of Shamrock, some say, is nothing more than a ghost town, yet every Wednesday 50 or more kids show up...

Rational, Ethical Passion

On Sept. 1, 1939, Marian Piotr Opala was an 18-year-old student living with his parents in Lodz, Poland, when he heard that Germans had...

Young Brothers on a Quest

Determined to greet former President Theodore Roosevelt upon his return from an African safari in 1910, two young brothers from tiny Frederick straddled their...

Lift Your Spirits

When you step into most elevators today, gone are lavish interior designs, elaborately embellished outer doors, plush carpet and operators – elements of a...

Carrying the Torch

Even for those who have endured atrocities, time leads to mortality. First-person accounts of horrors and survival ebb year after year … until voices...

Organically Timeless

The Oklahoma History Center is home to a special piece of state musical history – an instrument that has managed to endure eight decades...

The Right Mix for a Legend

Scores of early movies provided a nostalgic, romanticized version of the Wild West and cowboys that many in the quickly changing and industrializing United...

Murrell Stands Tall

The Trail of Tears, which included the relocation of the Cherokee people from the southeastern United States to Indian Territory, devastated this noble people....

Still a Community Hub

The Eskridge Hotel Museum stands in the heart of Wynnewood in southern Oklahoma. The reason for the hotel’s existence (and one could argue the...
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