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Exploring Oklahoma History at blogoklahoma.us 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.
Exploring Oklahoma History at blogoklahoma.us 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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James Sanford Davenport (September 21, 1864 – January 3, 1940) was a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma and a member of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. He served on the Congressional committee that created the first roads and highways committee in the U.S. House.

_First Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 3rd district_

Davenport was elected as a Democrat to the 60th Congress on September 17, 1907, and served from November 16, 1907, when Oklahoma was admitted as a State into the Union, until March 3, 1909. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1908 to the 61st Congress.

More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_S._Davenport

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Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land
https://youtu.be/wxiMrvDbq3s

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"This Machine Kills Fascists" is a message that Woody Guthrie placed on his guitar in 1941
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_machine_kills_fascists

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Elk City News-Democrat (Elk City, Oklahoma), Vol. 18, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 10, 1921
http://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc497626/m1/1/

Stumbled on this while looking for other things. Neat find.

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Chronicles of Oklahoma - Volume 1, No. 1—January, 1921
http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/contents/v001toc.html

"At a meeting of the board of directors of the Oklahoma Historical Society, held on May 6, 1920, it was decided to publish a quarterly magazine devoted to the history of Oklahoma. ... It is the purpose of the management to devote its pages to phases of Oklahoma history which will be a real contribution to historical knowledge. There is much material in the state which should be collected and preserved. Oklahoma has been negligent in not collecting this material in a systematic way and depositing it with the Oklahoma Historical Society. ..."

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Ok2Explore https://ok2explore.health.ok.gov/

... Ok2Explore is a free searchable index of births and deaths that occurred in the state of Oklahoma. Included is limited information on births occurring more than 20 years ago and deaths occurring more than 5 years ago. Visitors to the site may search the index using any combination of the subject’s name, date of event (birth or death), county of event, and sex of the subject. ...

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Vandals Damage Veterans Memorial In Poteau
... KFSM reports the soldier that stand in the middle of Oakland Cemetery was vandalized the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, police said. There was damage done to the statue and other pieces of the memorial. ...
News on 6

Read More:
http://www.newson6.com/story/34174273/vandals-damage-veterans-memorial-in-poteau

#oklahoma #oknews #okhistory #oklahomahistory #okcrime #vandals #Poteau #veteransmemorial 
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