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Big Picture: OCS Fort Sill
... Since America's earliest days artillery firepower has played an important part in our national defense. In this issue THE BIG PICTURE takes its cameras to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Artillery Center of the free world where the modern artilleryman is trained in both cannon and missile artillery. THE BIG PICTURE follows a young soldier through Fort Sill's Artillery and Missile Officer Candidate School. The latest training devices, equipment and weapons of conventional artillery are seen in this 30-minute film. ...
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https://youtu.be/r2YYhGLH23M
https://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.2569759

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Oklahoma Oasis
...   1974 - In a dramatic portrayal, Chief Dan George comments on the natural beauty and the colorful history connected with the establishment and development of Platt National Park.   ...
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https://archive.org/details/gov.ntis.ava02633vnb1

Now: Chickasaw National Recreation Area
http://www.nps.gov/chic/

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Episcopal saint's relative donates his journals to Oklahoma History Center
...   For Oklahomans, the journals are an important link to the past — a first-hand glimpse into the mind and faith journey of a Cheyenne warrior turned Christian missionary, said William Welge, director of the history center’s Office of American Indian Preservation and Culture.   ...
NewsOK.com

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For Oklahomans, the journals are an important link to the past — a first-hand glimpse into the mind and faith journey of a Cheyenne warrior turned Christian missionary, said William Welge, director of the history center’s Office of American Indian Preservation and Culture.
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Jesse Chisholm
Born 1805  Died Mar. 4. 1868
No one left his home cold or hungry 
Jesse Chisholm Born in Tennessee in 1805 of Scottish and Cherokee descent, Jesse Chisholm came to Indian Territory in the 1820's for 40 years he operated trading posts near Asher, Purcell Watonga and Okla. City. Also a guide, freighter, interpreter, salt works owner and peacemaker. Few men in the territories were so well known by the Indian. Due to this part of his freighting route became know as the Chisholm trail. He died on March 4, 1868 after eating bear meat cooked in a copper kettle and was buried near Left Hand Spring Allotment of his old friend Chief Left Hand NE of present Geary the inscription on his grave. No one left his home cold or hungry, is a tribute to the character of this rugged individual.

Chief Left Hand 
Born in the 1840's somewhere west of the present Fort Supply. Left Hand ( Niwath also Nawathit) became principle chief of the southern Arapahoes on the death of Little Raven in 1889. A noted buffalo hunter and warrior he survived the Battle of Sand Creek in 1864. In 1867 he sign the Treaty of Medicine Lodge moving the Cheyennes and Arapahoes to Oklahoma and he and his people were at peace with the whites believing the Great Spirit would bring back the buffalo and return the land to the Indians. Left Hand became deeply involved in the Ghost Dance movement in 1889. However in 1890 He actively backed the agreement to open their reservation to settlement. He died in 1911 and was buried nearby on this land which was his allotment. The springs bears his name. Left Hand Springs.

Located near Geary, OK

place: http://www.blogoklahoma.us/place.aspx?id=472 
map: https://goo.gl/maps/DQsSb 


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Union Pacific Z trains meet at Optima, Oklahoma
https://youtu.be/yEDYxuqBmPY

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No Man's Land Historical Society
... he No Man's Land Historical Society is an organization that has been preserving the Oklahoma Panhandle's heritage since its establishment in 1934. The founders were surviving pre-territorial pioneers from the area who wanted to sustain the historical documents and pioneer relics that marked the settling of No Man's land for future generations. Today, the No Man's Land Museum serves as a comprehensive museum of the Oklahoma Panhandle and its adjacent regions. ...
http://www.nmlhs.org/

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TULSA OKLAHOMA, ca. 1945 - ca. 1955
...   Documentary: On the history and role of Tulsa as a marketing center for Oklahoma's farm region and the oil industry. R.1. Discusses Tulsa's emergence as a boom town after the discovery of oil and its development into a meatpacking, grain and cotton center. Scenes of downtown Tulsa. R.2. Examines the oil industry's impact on Tulsa's economy, families and educational facilities. Students from the petroleum engineering school at the University of Tulsa visit local refineries. U.S. Information Agency. (1982 - 10/01/1999) Made possible by a donation from John and Paige Curran.  ...
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https://youtu.be/lkWnlQl8pPs
https://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.47038

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Edmond's TEEMCO closes doors, leaving bills behind
... After promising to renovate the Gold Dome building in Oklahoma City and inking some high-profile sponsorship deals, the Edmond, Oklahoma, company TEEMCO has closed its doors leaving a number of creditors. ...
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After promising to renovate the Gold Dome building in Oklahoma City and inking some high-profile sponsorship deals, the Edmond, Oklahoma, company TEEMCO has closed its doors leaving a number of creditors.
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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.

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The Exploring Oklahoma History Historic Places Database is an going project started on May 19, 2005. The Oklahoma Ghost Town Database was started in November 2009, and became part of Exploring Oklahoma History in the fall of 2010.  Our latest addition, the Oklahoma Cemetery Database, was started in May 2011. The information provided in each database is entered in by volunteers who visited or did research about each location. Some entries may not have any information yet or even be listed.  Though we strive for accuracy, some information could be incorrect.

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