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Sparks, OK

Photo Galleries at End of Article Sparks, Oklahoma lays on land that was once part of the Sac and Fox Reservation, which was dissolved in 1890 when the principal chiefs signed an agreement with the...

Pauls Valley State School

Pauls Valley State Training School for Boys Pauls Valley State Training School for White boys was established in 1907 in Southern Oklahoma. Construction on the major facility began a year later...

Gotebo, OK

The town of Gotebo was originally known as Harrison Oklahoma, named after President Benjamin Harrison. The settlement was established in 1901 during the opening of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache...

Old Choctaw Nation Indian Hospital

Vacant for many years the former Choctaw Hospital stands as a remnant of the progress of healthcare for the nation’s tribal members. Often, this building is mistaken for the Eastern State Oklahoma...

Boynton, OK

Boynton Depot Hidden in the woods just out of sight, sits Boynton Depot at the same location since being built in 1910. Originally, a wooden building like many other Frisco Depot’s, it served...

Concho Indian School

Assimilation In 1867, the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes were forced to move to a reservation land in Indian Territory near Fort El Reno, Oklahoma. The Dawes Act broke up the reservation land stating...

Taft Stadium

An Oklahoma City icon will soon look a whole lot different with a renovation project in the works for Taft Stadium. For nearly 80 years, the stadium has stood near May and NW 23rd Street. The...

Historic I-40 Crosstown

Oklahoma’s three major interstates converge near downtown Oklahoma City where I-35 and I-44 intersect I-40 at either end of a four-mile stretch known as the Crosstown. The original Crosstown was...

Will Rogers Turnpike I-44

The Will Rogers Turnpike runs from Tulsa, Oklahoma to the Missouri state line. It opened to traffic in June, 1957 and was designated as I-44 in 1958. It is 88 miles long and costs $4.00 to drive one...

Collings Castle

Collings Castle located in Turner Falls park , Davis, OK isn’t completely abandoned and is relatively easy to access. It is a definitely a sight to see. The Castle was built from native brick...

Optima Lake State Park

To begin the story of Optima Lake, I would like to give a little background. I saw a story on News 9, which can be read here stating the park would be torn down instead of replacing a $1.5 Million...

Walter M. Harrison Park

According to City Council Resolution documents, 7.2 acres was purchased through a grant authorized by Title VII of the Housing Act of 1961 and more land was conveyed to the City from W.K.Y...

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