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Gems in Canadian County

Canadian County is one of the nation’s fastest growing counties, and Yukon sits on the county’s east side. Two drovers, the Spencer brothers, founded Yukon on the Chisholm Trail in 1891, and they immediately brought the railroad through town, naming the primary thoroughfare “Spencer Avenue.” Known today as Main Street or Route 66, Yukon’s historic corridor sparkles with architectural...

Painting the Town

Costa Rica native and Canadian County transplant Carlos Barboza made a name for himself early on. In elementary school, a teacher refused to grade his art homework, accusing his parents of doing it for him. “My mom went to school and proved that I did it,” says Barboza. Artistic prowess runs in this 30-year-old’s DNA. Besides his relative Roger Lopez, who...

An Oklahoma Wormhole

Worms. Onion burgers. An old trolley. Artificial insemination of livestock. These may not seem to add up to anything, but they do in El Reno. These entities help to make the Canadian County seat an esoteric town, whether it’s on the one-mile rail circuit, at a trifecta of diners pounding grilled “ingerns” into their hamburger patties or in research facilities...