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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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US Joins WW1 - Spring Offensives 1917 I THE GREAT WAR Summary Part 9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNoveapLp6k

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President Benjamin Harrison nominates George Washington Steele to be first Governor of the Oklahoma Territory, May 8, 1890.

Photo: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
https://www.archives.gov/legislative/features/oklahoma

George Washington Steele
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Steele

Benjamin Harrison
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Harrison

#oklahoma #oklahomahistory #okhistory #oklahomaterritory #okgovernor #potus

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Catherine Ann "Kate" Barnard (May 23, 1875 – February 23, 1930)
In a time when she couldn't even vote, Kate Barnard became the first woman in America to be elected as a State official. In 1907 she was elected as Oklahoma's first Commissioner of Charities and Corrections. By the end of her two terms of office, she helped pass 30 statutory laws through the Oklahoma Legislature. All of these laws dealt with the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Corrections. Today there is a statue in her honor on the first floor of the Oklahoma State Capitol.

Picture: Kate Barnard, Library of Congress, 1910

Explore more Oklahoma history at http://blogoklahoma.us

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Barnard

#oklahoma #oklahomahistory #okhistory #biography #katebarnard #libraryofcongress #loc #OklahomaWomensHallofFame #oklahomawomen #politics
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El Reno: Lessons From the Most Dangerous Tornado in Storm Observing History (May 31, 2013)
https://youtu.be/TBjr-nvA2Jg

#oklahoma #oklahomahistory #okhistory #okwx #tornado 

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May 3, 1999 Tornado - KFOR Live Coverage https://youtu.be/SspJqjf5gyI #oklahoma #oklahomahistory #okhistory #okwx

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Alabaster Caverns State Park
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1udmYwtSZ2E 

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Back in Time: Oklahoma Martyr
http://www.oeta.tv/blogs/programming/back-in-time-oklahoma-martyr/

OETA’s award winning documentary series Back in Time looks at the life and death of Father Rother in its special Oklahoma Martyr.

Upcoming airdates include:
Thursday, April 13 at 7 pm - OETA
Saturday, April 15 at 4 am - OKLA
Saturday, April 15 at 9 pm - OETA
Thursday, April 20 at 7:30 pm - OETA
Saturday April 22 at 4:30 am - OKLA

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Oklahoma City - American Experience PBS
A cautionary tale of hate in America.

On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh, a former soldier deeply influenced by the literature and ideas of the radical right, parked a Ryder truck with a five-ton fertilizer bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City. Moments later, 168 people were killed and 675 were injured in the blast. Oklahoma City traces the events — including the deadly encounters between American citizens and law enforcement at Ruby Ridge and Waco — that led McVeigh to commit the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history. With a virulent strain of anti-government anger still with us, the film is both a cautionary tale and an extremely timely warning.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/oklahoma-city/

#oklahoma #oklahomahistory #okhistory #pbs #okcbombing 
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