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Welcome to 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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Oklahoma Historic Places Database
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This Day in Oklahoma History
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Exploring Oklahoma Journal
The latest of our discoveries and adventures around Oklahoma.

 

Historic Place of the Day

Riddle's Station

Riddle's Station was a stage stand on the old Butterfield Overland Mail route in Indian Territory. It was located on the west side of the Forche Maline in what is now Latimer County. The station was named for Captain John Riddle, the operator. Riddle was a mixed-blood Choctaw and a prominent member of the Nation. He served many terms on the Choctaw Council. In 1858, the Council granted Riddle ...

 

Today In Oklahoma History

30 April

Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed

On this day the Louisiana Purchase Treaty was signed by Robert Livingston, James Monroe, and Barb Marbois at Paris. President Thomas Jefferson announced the treaty to the American people on July 4. Part of the Louisiana Purchase included lands that would become Oklahoma. more...

 

 

Latest Journal Entries

Play Ball!!

Happy Opening Day! MLB has started regular season play. It's Baseball Season! Yay! How much do you know Oklahoma's rich Baseball history?

Cowboy Hats

Cowboy hats are an everyday part of life here in Oklahoma. Have you ever wondered why the cowboy hat looks the way it does? Radiolab has an interesting take on how the cowboy hat evolved.

This Land is Your Land

On February 23, 1940, folk singer Woody Guthrie writes one of his best-known songs, *This Land is Your Land.*