Exploring Oklahoma History

We're Here to Explore the Great State of Oklahoma, to Remember Those Who Came Before Us, and Learn the Lessons of Oklahoma's Past Together.

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To look back on what happened in Oklahoma history and to remember those who came before us.

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We learn the lessons of Oklahoma's past in order to shape a better future.


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Oklahoma Historic Place of the Day

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Oklahoma War Chief

Oklahoma War Chief First Newspaper Printed in the Cherokee Strip, June 14, 1884 published at tent town of Rock Falls, 2.5 miles N.W. of here by Capt. David L. Payen: leader of Oklahoma "Boomers" printing office was burned by U.S. Troops, Aug, 1884 Oklahoma Historical Society 33-1995

Located in Kay County, Oklahoma.


Today in Oklahoma History

Friday, June 23, 1865

Stand Watie Surrender

On this day, Brigadier General Stand Watie was the last Confederate General to surrender at the end of the Civil War. More...

Tuesday, June 23, 1931

Wiley Post Flies Around The World

On this day, Wiley Post and his navigator, Harold Gatty, left Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York in the Winnie Mae with a flight plan that would take them around the world, making fourteen stops along the way in Newfoundland, England, Germany, the Soviet Union, Alaska, Alberta, Canada and Cleveland, Ohio before returning to Roosevelt Field. They arrived back on July 1 after traveling 15,474 miles in the record time of 8 days and 15 hours and 51 minutes. more...

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March 27, 2024

A Way To Support Blog Oklahoma

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September 25, 2023

The Cherokee Advocate

The Cherokee Advocate was a newspaper for the Cherokee Nation at Tahlequah, Indian Territory, from 1844 to 1906.


September 25, 2023

Beckham County

About Oklahoma. Beckham County is in western Oklahoma along the Texas border.