A Man of Peace

Near Sallisaw, Oklahoma, is the home of a man who may have done more to unite the Cherokee people – and promote the formation...

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...

Past, Personal Connections

Ironies abound with Oklahoma’s oldest continuously active military base and its longtime historian. Fort Sill, just north of...

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...

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....

Educational Remnants

The rectangular building, gray and beaten with age, is barely distinguishable from the wild grasses that grow up around it –...

WPA’s Lasting Legacy

During the 1930s, in the depths of the Great Depression and before the United States’ entrance into World War II, millions of people were...

The Manse of Timelessness

An ultra-rich entrepreneur marries a young woman with the personality to become the center of social life in their city. They build a state-of-the-art,...

Specters as Symbols

Spirits, witches and demons creep the night, according to Chickasaw lore. Some of them want to eat you. Some of them just want to...

Staking a Claim

With the sound of a gunshot, the would-be settlers set off in search of new homes. Economic pressures compelled some, while a desire for...
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