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The Great Backyard Bird Count is February 12-15, 2016.
... We invite you to participate! Simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 12-15, 2016. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world! ...

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Join Us for the Next Count, February 12-15, 2016. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Register for the count or use your existing login name and password. If you have never participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count or any other Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you'll need to create a new account ...
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Struggle & Hope
... All-black towns in Oklahoma and America, which thrived after the Civil War, are an endangered legacy missing from many history books. Discover more and add your story. ...
http://struggleandhope.com/

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After 75 years, remains of five dead Pearl Harbor sailors are identified
... The five men, who were exhumed last year from their graves in Hawaii and examined in special military laboratories, were among 429 sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklahoma was torpedoed and capsized. ...
Washington Post

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/after-75-years-remains-of-five-dead-pearl-harbor-sailors-are-identified/2016/01/11/18131000-b875-11e5-99f3-184bc379b12d_story.html

## Chief Petty Officer Albert E. Hayden, 44, of Mechanicsville, Md.
## Ensign Lewis S. Stockdale, 27, of Anaconda, Mont.
## Seaman 2nd Class Dale F. Pearce, 21, of Labette County, Kan.
## Petty Officer 1st Class Vernon T. Luke, 43, of Green Bay, Wis.
## Chief Petty Officer Duff Gordon, 52, of Hudson, Wis.


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The men were among 429 who died on the USS Oklahoma when it was sunk on Dec. 7, 1941.
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Take a Tour of America’s Most Toxic Town
... Picher sprang up as a 20th-century boomtown—the “buckle” of the mining belt that ran through Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. The earth underneath it produced most of the lead for US bullets in World Wars I and II and enough zinc to literally galvanize construction of the American suburbs. ...
Wired

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http://www.wired.com/2010/08/ff_madmaxtown/

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Pitcher, Oklahoma was for years the "buckle" of the nation's mining belt. And now it is the country's most toxic town.
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Piece of cinematic history in Oklahoma washed away in flood
... The barn and cabin featured in the film “Where the Red Fern Grows” were washed away in Cherokee County, KOKI reports. ...
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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Okla. - A piece of cinematic history in Oklahoma has been washed away by flooding from the Illinois River. The barn and cabin featured in the film "Where the Red Fern Grows" were w...
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Oklahoma City by Drone in 4K
https://youtu.be/0H5xffrYI_8

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Residents upset historic society has yet to fix broken landmark
... A historic land marker along Route 66, between Luther and Arcadia, remains broken and on the side of the road after someone knocked it over more than a year ago. The Run of 89 East Boundary marker sits near the corner of Route 66 and North Indian Meridian. The marker represents the location for the East Line of the Land Run, which began at noon on April 22, 1889. ...
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http://www.koco.com/news/Residents-upset-historic-society-has-yet-to-fix-broken-landmark/37760928

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A historic land marker along Route 66, between Luther and Arcadia, remains broken and on the side of the road after someone knocked it over more than a year ago.
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Black Towns in Oklahoma
... Historian residents explain the endangered history and legacy of Oklahoma's all-black towns, which thrived after the Civil War. Discover more on this often overlooked aspect of American history at http://www.struggleandhope.com. ...

https://youtu.be/R4RRdIKOguQ

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Kingfisher College
Founded by Congregationalists, this college--site one mile north, 1890-1922, achieved renown in education and character-building. It lives on at the University of Oklahoma as the Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics.

Located one mile east of Kingfisher on OK 33.

place: http://www.blogoklahoma.us/place.aspx?id=513
map: https://goo.gl/maps/x9ARHAYApJv

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Oklahoma City wins extension in finalizing plans for American Indian Cultural Center and Museum
... Acting under provisions of a law passed earlier this year to transfer responsibility for the center to the city, a state official on Wednesday extended the deadline for a deal from Jan. 15 to March 15. ...
NewsOK

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http://newsok.com/article/5469740

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Oklahoma City has been given an extension of 60 days to reach an agreement in partnering with the Chickasaw Nation in reviving plans for the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.
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As the Oklahoma Railway Museum plans its annual Christmas train rides, there are plans to move further north and add a roundhouse and more rail yard artifacts. Trains are used at the museum to give rides on track that had been abandoned between NW 10 and NW 50.
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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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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 is currently not affiliated with any group, business, society, or organization.

All time and labor in maintaining Exploring Oklahoma History is donated by volunteers.  Exploring Oklahoma History does not accept any advertising or monetary donations, but we have setup an Amazon Associates Store and CafePress Store. For more information on them, visit our Store page.

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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