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Roots Run Deep

On display at the Oklahoma History Museum is the restored first-production model of the compact service trenching machine. It was designed and developed in the 1940s by Ed Malzahn in a family blacksmith shop in Perry, Oklahoma.  The trenching machine, which revolutionized the industry worldwide, assists in the construction process of installing underground essential utilities in the gas, water and...

Merry Perry

When Walmart closed its doors and left town two years ago, Perry’s economic prospects might have looked gloomy due to the loss of sales tax revenue. But the northern Oklahoma community of just over 5,100 residents is recovering just fine. And with recent good economic news, plus an anticipated resumption of activities as the threat of the pandemic lessens,...