Profile

Cover photo
Exploring Oklahoma History
547 followers|668,170 views
AboutPostsCollectionsPhotosVideos

Stream

 
Oklahoma pilot receives top honor from France for World War II service
... For his service as a C-47 pilot in Europe during World War II, Joe Maguire, 92, received one of France’s highest honors Sunday. Honorary Consul of France Grant Moak presented Maguire, of Oklahoma City, with France’s highest distinction, inducting him into the Legion d’honneur (Legion of Honor) for his service in the liberation of France. ...
NewsOK - January 6, 2016

Read More:
http://newsok.com/article/5470830

Joe D. Maguire, Obituary - Jan. 24, 2016
http://legacy.newsok.com/obituaries/oklahoman/obituary.aspx?pid=177482341

#oklahoma #oklahomahistory #okhistory #france #french #LegionofHonor #oknotes #bookmark
1
Add a comment...
 
French Culture in Oklahoma: Style, Food, Festivals, Furniture and Language
NewsOK June 28, 2010
http://newsok.com/article/3471915

#oklahoma #france #french #oknotes #bookmark
1
Add a comment...
 
THE CHOUTEAUS and Their Commercial Enterprises
... The Choteau family played so important a part in the economic history of the western frontier, its power was distributed so well throughout a large family, with the younger members ever ready to carry on the work begun by the older ones, that we may well describe this family by calling it an economic dynasty. René Auguste Choteau founded the dynasty which dominated, for so many years, the city of St. Louis and the fur trade in the Missouri valley. ...
Chronicles of Oklahoma

Read More:
Part 1: http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v011/v011p0786.html
Part 2: http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v012/v012p171.html

img: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguste_Chouteau

#oklahoma #oklahomahistory #okhistory #choteau #biography #Osage


1
Add a comment...
 
April 19, 1995 09:02
Observing a moment of silence and prayer this morning
2
Add a comment...
 
The Oklahoma City national memorial & Museum
... We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity. ...

620 N Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
https://oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org/



#oklahoma #okhistory #oklahomahistory #okmusueum #ns 
Visit one of Oklahoma's most sacred of institutions, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
2
Add a comment...
 
Battle of Honey Springs
Site 2 mi. east where on July 17, 1863, Gen. J. G. Blunt with Union force of 3,000 men attacked a Confederate force under Gen. D. H. Cooper, encamped on Elk Creek Superior arms and equipment forced the Confederats to withdraw suffering heavy losses.

Located on US-69, south of Oktaha, Oklahoma

place: http://www.blogoklahoma.us/place.aspx?id=18

Couldn't find a map location for this marker. If you know please let us know.

Roadside marker picture from:
http://www.civil-war-journeys.org/honey_springs_ok.htm

Honey Springs Battlefield
north of Checotah, Oklahoma (Rentiesville)
map: https://goo.gl/maps/a3tQLhpwU9t

ref: http://www.okhistory.org/sites/hsbattle
ref: http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/honey-springs.html
ref: http://www.civil-war-journeys.org/honey_springs_ok.htm
ref: http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM7P6G_Honey_Springs_Battlefield_Checotah_Oklahoma

#oklahoma #oklahomahistory #okhistory #civilwar #battlefield #MuskogeeCounty #CheoctahOK

5
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
547 people
Buba Lowe's profile photo
Red River Roofing Companies, Inc. - Edmond's profile photo
Dave Hertel's profile photo
Maranda Flowers's profile photo
John Frederick's profile photo
sonda cornwall's profile photo
Eric Adams's profile photo
LeeEllen Pogue's profile photo
Party Aficionado, LLC's profile photo

Communities

 
Oklahoman wins honor from France
... Barbara Thompson, retired Oklahoma City French teacher and Honorary Consul of France has been named an Officier de la Legion d' Honneur, or Officer in the French order of the Legion of Honor, by decree of the president of France. ...
NewsOK December 2, 2013

Read More:
http://newsok.com/article/3910297

#oklahoma #oklahomahistory #okhistory #france #french #BarbaraThompson #LegionofHonor #oknotes #bookmark 
DEC 2, 2013 - Barbara Thompson, a retired teacher, has advocated for French language education.
1
Add a comment...
 
Alliance Française of Oklahoma City
... Alliance Française d’Oklahoma City is non-profit organization promoting French Language, Culture, and French-American friendship in the OKC metro area. ...
http://afdokc.org/
https://twitter.com/AFdOKC

#oklahoma #france #french #francophone #okc #oklahomacity #oknotes #bookmark
1
Add a comment...
 
The French in Oklahoma History
... French explorers arrived in the seventeenth century in a region that was then the domain of nomadic and seminomadic American Indians. In 1682 Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, exploring the Mississippi River, claimed for the French king all the lands drained by it. He is credited with naming the territory Louisiana, which included present Oklahoma. ...
Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History

Read More:
http://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=FR020

img: Chronicles of Oklahoma http://bit.ly/26B8NL8

#oklahoma #oklahomahistory #okhistory #french #francophone
3
Add a comment...
 
A Taste of Culinary History
... Oklahoma Magazine has made a list of 21 of the state’s historic eating establishments and why they remain popular. From Route 66 burger joints to steakhouses dating back to 1910, take a look at culinary history in Oklahoma. ...
Oklahoma Magazine: May 2016

Read eMagazine: http://www.okmag.com/issue-archive/

#oklahoma #oklahomahistory #okhistory #okfood #oklahomamagazine


4
Add a comment...
 
April 19, 1995


The Oklahoma City national memorial & Museum
... We come here to remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever. May all who leave here know the impact of violence. May this memorial offer comfort, strength, peace, hope and serenity. ...

620 N Harvey Ave, Oklahoma City, OK
https://oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org/



#oklahoma #okhistory #oklahomahistory

Visit one of Oklahoma's most sacred of institutions, the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum.
5
Lisa Floyd's profile photo
 
We will never forget!!!
Add a comment...
Exploring Oklahoma History's Collections
Story
Tagline
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.
Introduction
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.

Unless otherwise noted, information provided on at  Exploring Oklahoma History is listed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Licence.

If you have any questions visit our contact page or connect with us at various social networks.

Exploring Oklahoma History is a labor of love for the great state of Oklahoma.

Labor omnia vincit

Collections Exploring Oklahoma History is following
View all