Exploring Oklahoma History
Exploring Oklahoma History

Exploring Oklahoma History is just for the fun of seeing what there is to see in the great state of Oklahoma, and to possibly learn a little something along the way.

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Historic Place Database

This database is provided to help you explore the great state of Oklahoma.

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The latest on our discoveries and adventures around Oklahoma.

Indian Baseline Monument

Initial point was established by the U.S.government in 1870. All Oklahoma except the panhandle was then divided into townships north and south and ranges east and west of initial point. The Indian Base Line is two-tenth of a mile south of this point on beech road. Duncan is 41 miles west of initial point. The stones in this nomument were taken from initial point. Placed by Duncan ch ...
Located in Stephens County, Oklahoma.
March 7

Prohibition in former Indian Territory

Thursday, March, 7, 1912 – Liquor could not be sold in the 40 counties of eastern Oklahoma that formerly comprised Indian Territory, a federal court ruled. For more than four years, eastern Oklahomans had believed they had the same right to buy liquor as those who lived in the area that had comprised Oklahoma Territory before 1907. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis ruled that liquor could not be introduced into that area under any circumstance. More...

Blog Oklahoma Podcast 063: Babbs Switch
In this week's episode we take another look back into Oklahoma history as we explore the tragedy at Babbs Switch. Welcome to Blog Oklahoma.
Blog Oklahoma Podcast 062: Greer County
In this long overdue episode we take another look back into Oklahoma History.with the fascinating tale of Greer County … Texas. Welcome to Blog Oklahoma.
Killers of the Flower Moon
The book investigates a series of murders of wealthy Osage people that took place in Osage County, Oklahoma in the early 1920s—after big oil deposits were discovered beneath their land. ...