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Ironies abound with Oklahoma’s oldest continuously active military base and its longtime historian. Fort Sill, just north of Lawton, is the state’s only remaining post constructed during the Indian Wars of the 1800s, according to Towana Spivey, who curated, interpreted and directed its museum from 1982 to 2011. Oklahoma, today, prides itself on Native culture, but the federal government certainly didn’t...

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Tulsa Excursions Gathering Place: Launched in September on the east bank of the Arkansas River, this is the park other cities only wish they had. Enjoy the five-acre Chapman Adventure Playground with a padded area for toddlers, plus 120 feet of suspension bridges, skate parks and walking/running/biking paths. gatheringplace.org Guthrie Green: Carnivals, festivals, live music, green markets, food trucks, fitness classes...