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The Power of Sod

When settlers came to what would become the central portion of Oklahoma, claimed land and started to build lives, they were met with a challenge. The area is primarily prairies and grasslands, with very little timber for building. Thankfully, there were other options. Pioneers in this area, and all through the central United States, built sod houses (or soddies)...

A Gem in the Prairie Grass

The home of attorneys Aimeé and Robert Treece sits upon an original 160-acre Canadian County homestead that was owned by Robert’s ancestors. It now houses a popular event venue, the McGranahan Barn – a building with a fascinating history.  During the Plains Indian Wars, Robert’s great-great-grandfather, 22-year-old James McGranahan, drove a mule-drawn wagon into Indian Territory under the commands of...