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United States Jail at Guthrie

United States Jail at Guthrie In 1892 one of the first federal prisons of the Midwest was built in the center of the United States. Dating prior to Oklahoma statehood this jail has acquired a few...

Chickasha Jail

Chickasha’s old territorial jail was not always a jail, in fact it innocently started out as a storage room for construction workers working on the courthouse. In 1895 it was then converted...

Nowata, OK

Located twenty-one miles South of the Kansas state line, sits the city of Nowata. The origin of the name comes from two theories, one being that it is a derivative of the Delaware Tribe word no-we...

Ingalls, OK

Ingalls was established on April 22, 1889, by Dr. Robert F. McMurty and Robert Beal. Ingalls was apart of the Unassigned Lands just east of Stillwater during Oklahoma’s first land rush where it...

Webbers Falls Jail

The Webbers Falls jail is in immaculate shape for how old this tiny building is. The exact age of this jail is unknown but Sanborn maps dating back to 1894 show the little calaboose located in the...

Quanah Parker Star House

Chief Quanah Parker was known as being a progressive Comanche warrior and leader. He served as the last principal chief of the Comanche Tribe and was influential in settling the Comanche Tribe on a...

Lenapah, OK

See All Galleries at the End of the Article Deemed the “Cowboy Capital of the World”, Lenapah’s history dates back to the late 1800s. In 1889 the Kansas & Arkansas Valley...

Tamaha Jail

Not much is left within the town of Tamaha, Oklahoma but one thing that does still stand is its historic rock jail. Built in 1886, it’s said to be the oldest jail in Oklahoma. The towns dwindling...

The Edwards House & Store

Edwards House Thomas Edwards was an English immigrant but came to the United States from New Zealand. While it is not entirely sure how he ended up in the Choctaw Nation the assumption can be made...

Nuyaka Mission

Nuyaka Mission Indian Boarding School 1882-1922 In 1880 a fire put Tullahassee Mission to an end after forty years of education for the Creek Nation. This left a gaping hole in education and the...

Topeka State Hospital

Opening It was determined that Topeka needed a mental institution around the 1870s, the state legislature would put up $25,000 under the condition that they wouldn’t have to buy the plot of...

Pawnee Indian School

The Pawnee Indian School in Pawnee, Oklahoma, was one of many federally funded boarding schools built around the turn of the century for the purpose of assimilating Indian youth into white American...

Reed, OK

Reed is a small unincorporated community located along State Highway 9 in Greer County. The post office opened September 16, 1892. The town was said to have been named for the first postmaster, John...

Maud, OK

Maud, OK

History: Maud, OK is best known as the birthplace of Wanda Jackson, the queen of rockabilly. The town is located at the intersection of State Highways 59 and 9A, with its western half of the town...

Fort Sill Indian School

Fort Sill Indian School has witnessed many changes during its more than 100 years in Lawton, Oklahoma. When established in 1871 it served Indian children as a reservation elementary school. It...

Bourne Dairy

At the time of its operation, the Dairy land covered most of the land in the area, including the Cowboy Museum and the Oklahoma City Zoo.  Family Dollar practically share’s it’s back wall...

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