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Oklahoma tornado captured in a 1898 photo.

"Oklahoma tornado captured in a 1898 photo." -- Actually it's a photoshopped picture of the Waynoka, Oklahoma tornado. May 17, 1898.

Oklahoma tornado captured in a 1898 photo. I don't know how real this is but it looks cool. hahaha

Ominous looking Oklahoman tornado captured in a 1898 photo. One of the first taken of a tornado.

Oklahoma tornado captured in a 1898 photo. It looks like a scene right out of Wizard of Oz.

Oklahoma tornado captured in a 1898 photo. IS THIS A GENUINE IMAGE? - CURLEYTOP1.

Oklahoma tornado captured in a 1898 photo. Toto where not in Kansas anymore!

Oklahoma tornado captured in a 1898 photo. Why aren't those 2 men running?

Oklahoma tornado captured in a 1898 photo. berpedang.blogspot.com

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Oklahoma Ghost Towns

With a history full of Land Runs, Native American territories, Civil War battles and railroads, Oklahoma’s past is full of towns that sprung up overnight and faded away just as quickly - they also make for great road trips.

Boggy Depot in Chickasaw Country is on @travelok's list of Oklahoma Ghost Towns.

Oklahoma Ghost Towns

The ghost towns of Oklahoma offer history lessons on the state's population boom and why some cities didn't survive.

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Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial

Field of Empty Chairs ~ The Oklahoma City National Memorial is a memorial in the United States that honors the victims, survivors, rescuers, and all who were affected by the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. The memorial is located in downtown Oklahoma City on the former site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which was destroyed in the 1995 bombing.

Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial ~ For each and every victim, there is an empty 'chair' built in their honor.....

Field of Empty Chairs - Oklahoma City National Memorial - The 168 chairs represent the lives taken on April 19, 1995. They stand in nine rows to represent each floor of the building, and each chair bears the name of someone killed on that floor. Nineteen smaller chairs stand for the children. The field is located on the footprint of the Murrah Building.

National Memorial & Museum is a tribute to those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever by the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in OKC.

The Field of Empty Chairs at the Oklahoma City National Memorial took my breath away. I couldn't speak, it was so moving. It's an extremely well done and beautiful memorial.

Oklahoma City National Memorial. Honoring the victims, survivors, rescuers, and all who were affected by the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. Administered by the Oklahoma City National Memorial Foundation with National Park Service staff helping to interpret the memorials.

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum – Official Website- The Field of Empty Chairs 168 in total with 19 smaller ones for the children lost.

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - dedicated to the victims of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing.

Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. The Outdoor Symbolic Memorial has transformed the original site of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and the surrounding area. You will be greeted by the Gates of Time, and learn the story through symbolic elements including a Field of Empty Chairs, A Reflecting Pool, the Survivor Tree, the Rescuers’ Orchard, the Survivor Wall, and a Children’s Area. The Memorial Museum tells the story of what happened on that morning. You will hear the sound of the bomb, hear from the investigators, the rescuers, survivors and from family members who lost loved ones.

Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum – Official Website

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SkyDance Bridge

Take a stroll across the SkyDance #Bridge in #Oklahoma City. This unique piece of public art was inspired by the state #bird, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.

SkyDance Bridge in Oklahoma City. A foot bridge inspired by the scissor-tailed flycatcher, Oklahoma's state bird

Sky dance Bridge Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

At night this bridge changes color!

Skydance Bridge, Oklahoma

SkyDance Bridge

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45 Best Things About Living In Oklahoma

Also along Route 66: The Catoosa Blue Whale waterslide! Went there with a friend on a "mystery road trip"

Also along Route 66: The Catoosa Blue Whale waterslide! | 45 Best Things About Living In Oklahoma ROAD TRIP TO CATOOSA!!!!!!!!!!!!

RetoxMagazine.com pin pick - Also along Route 66: The Catoosa Blue Whale waterslide! | 45 Best Things About Living In Oklahoma

I use to pass this a few times a week going from Claremore to Tulsa Also along Route 66: The Catoosa Blue Whale waterslide! | 45 Best Things About Living In Oklahoma

Also along Route 66: The Catoosa Blue Whale waterslide! Went there with a friend on a mystery road trip

The Catoosa Blue Whale waterslide! - makes me think of going to visit the besties & all the trouble we got into!

All I can think about is Karl and when be visited this whale. #idiotabroad

along Route 66: The Catoosa Blue Whale waterslide! Oklahoma!

The Catoosa Blue Whale Waterslide along Route 66, #Oklahoma

The Big Blue Whale

45 Best Things About Living In Oklahoma

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Arcadia Round Barn

Route 66

A favorite place to take the kids on warm spring days. It never gets old visiting the Round Barn. the man who works here is a hoot.

A favorite place to take the kids on warm spring days. It never gets old visiting the Round Barn. Built in 1898. After 90 years the roof collapsed in 1988. A retired contractor from Oklahoma City and some volunteers named the "over the hill gang" who were mostly over 65 years of age, restored to old barn. It is the only wooden round barn in Oklahoma.

Round Barn on Route 66 in Arcadia, OK.

Route 66 Round Barn

Arcadia Round Barn

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Golden Driller

Route 66 The enormous Golden Driller at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds is a Route 66 icon.

Golden Driller #kitsch and #quirky at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds, #Oklahoma #Route66 Put up in honor of the Drillers in the State Rivals Big Tex at the Dallas State Fair Grounds! #roadsideattractions

Golden Driller at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma. I grew up here, so I don't see what's so great about it...

Golden Driller at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma :) - top 10 daily pins of https://paydayloansturbo.com - the fastest payday loans online

The enormous Golden Driller at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds is a Route 66 icon. This one I can check off.

The enormous Golden Driller at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds is a Route 66 icon. At Bell's amusement park in Tulsa. I went there often as a kid

This guy puts MM to shame. ~ The enormous Golden Driller at the Tulsa State Fairgrounds~

Tulsa, Oklahoma driller!

Tulsa Driller!

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Tea House on old Route 66 - you never know what you'll find on Route 66 but you know it's going to be kitchy and fun.

Even though this is not in Prosser Wa, I use to get gas here all the time. It is now in Zillah Wa. Even when I was a little girl, Dad always got gas at the Tea Pot.

Tea House on old Route 66 - you never know what you'll find on Route 66 but you know it's going to be fun.

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tea pot gas station .. along interstate 82

Teapot gas station in Zillah, WA

Tea House on old Route 66

Tea Pot Dome Gas Station

On route 66 teapot

Historic Tea Pot Dome Gas Station Along Interstate 82. (c) Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau Use of this photo is prohibited without written permission. www.visityakima.com

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Pops ... off Route 66 in Oklahoma - It's a fun site. The food is so so but the bottled drinks are worth stopping in to see.

Arcadia, Oklahoma. #Pops restaurant, convenience store, gas station, and gift shop. World's Largest Soda Pop #Bottle by Kimberly hearts, via Flickr

Pops on Route 66 in Arcadia, Oklahoma, is a 66-foot, LED-lit pop bottle that beckons drivers from the highway. Inside, Pops stocks more than 600 brands of soda pop from Moxie to modern flavors.

I've never seen so many kinds of pop in one place! Fun stop! Pops (Arcadia, OK) World's Largest Soda Pop Bottle by Kimberly hearts, via Flickr

Pops - off Route 66 in Oklahoma - It's a fun site, the bottled drinks are worth stopping in to see.

Pop's on Rte 66, Arcadia, OK. Giant pop bottle is 66-ft tall and weighs over 4 tons.

Pops (Arcadia, OK) World's Largest Soda Pop Bottle by Kimberly hearts, via Flickr

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Giant Soda Pop, Route 66

Pops (Arcadia, OK) World's Largest Soda Pop Bottle

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Oklahoma City memorial

OKC Bombing Memorial. I wouldn't say a FAVORITE place, because I wish it didn't have to be there. But it is one of the most moving places I've visited.

OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING MEMORIAL & Rescue personnel converge on the bomb-damaged Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City Wednesday, April 19, 1995 http://www.pinterest.com/pin/34128909649172871/

Memorial for the Oklahoma City Bombing of the Murrah Federal Building - I felt & heard the bomb go off and knew people that were killed that day. NEVER FORGET

Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial-went there last summer. Amazing! Today is the 18th anniversary of this terrible event.

Memorial for the Oklahoma City Bombing of the Murrah Federal Building - the most touching memorial I have ever seen!

OK: Memorial for the Oklahoma City Bombing of the Murrah Federal Building - the most touching memorial I have ever seen! Remembering Bailey Almon & all of those lost.

I heard and felt the bomb go off and will never forget it. I knew several who were killed by it. Memorial for the Oklahoma City Bombing of the Murrah Federal Building.

Murrah Federal Building Memorial - Oklahoma City

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Oklahoma City, April 19........And the Oklahoma Standard

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Vintage sleep in a wigwam neon motel sign. You have no idea how badly I want to do this!

Vintage sleep in a wigwam neon motel sign. Our parents would never go for this!

Vintage sleep in a wigwam neon motel sign

Vintage sleep in a wigwam

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Healdton native Rue McClanahan

(February 21, 1934 – June 3, 2010) born in Healdton OK, native Rue McClanahan, grew up in Ardmore, OK

Rue McClanahan ~ February 21, 1934 – June 3, 2010 will miss her!

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Rue McClanahan (February 21, 1934--June 3, 2010)

Rue McClanahan-a beautiful and intelligent woman

Healdton Oklahoma native, Rue McClanahan

Healdton native Rue #Celebrities

Rue McClanahan.

Celebrities Gallery: Healdton native Rue McClanahan

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28 Photos Of Oklahoma That Will Make You Want To Move There

Oklahoma Centennial Sculpture near Bricktown, OKC

Oklahoma History | Oklahoma Land Run (Land Rush) Centennial Monument. Biggest Bronze ...

Oklahoma Bricktown Land Run (Serge Melki)

Oklahoma Bricktown Land Run

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28 Photos Of Oklahoma That Will Make You Want To Move There

28 Photos Of Oklahoma That Will Make You Want To Move There

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Young Will Rogers, Oklahoma Cowboy.

Young Will Rogers, Oklahoma Cowboy & Silent Movie Star (amongst his many other famous achievements)!

Young Will Rogers, Oklahoma Cowboy. "My ancestors didn't come over in the Mayflower--they met the boat." ~Will Rogers, born in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, 1879.

Young Will Rogers, Oklahoma Cowboy. My favorite quote: "I don't belong to any organized political party...I'm a Democrat..."

American History Pictures [www.JamesAFord.com] #cowaboys

Young Will Rogers, Oklahoma Cowboy. Cherokee Indian.

Oklahoma Native Young Will Rogers, Oklahoma Cowboy.

Young Will Rogers, Cowboy.

Will in a publicity photo

Will Rogers. Cherokee.

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Edward (Ed) Phillips Birchall (1923–1988) was known to generations of Oklahomans as HO-HO the Clown. The show survived for 29 years on KOCO. He was a frequent visitor to children's wards at local hospitals, providing a kind of medicine the doctors could not. His popularity was so great that it took three funeral services to accommodate all of his well-wishers, the first of which was attended by an honor guard of professional clown friends and carried live by KOCO-TV.

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Gusher from an Oklahoma oil well in 1922.

Gusher from an Oklahoma oil well in 1922. ~Grandfather worked here and in the Ohio oil fields.

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Oil well gusher in 1922 — Okemah, Oklahoma.

Old Oil Derrick

Oil Derrick

OKLAHOMA: OIL WELL, c1922. Oil derrick in a oil field in rural Oklahoma. Photograph, c1922.

Oklahoma: Oil Well, C1922 by Granger

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Maria Tallchief was the first Native American to become prima ballerina of a major company. From 1942 to 1947 she danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but she is even better known for her time with the New York City Ballet, from its founding in 1947 through 1965.

Maria Tallchief was one of the five dancers termed the ' American Indian Ballerinas of Oklahoma ' & a George Balanchine Muse

Born in Fairfax, #Oklahoma, Maria Tallchief was the first Native American woman to break into #ballet. #NativeAmerican, #MariaTallchief, #history

Maria Tallchief~ Prima. Considered the first American ballerina. Native American. Married + divorced George Balanchine at one point. While dancing lead roles, the other dancers said at dinner, everyone would be eating spaghetti and George would only let her have an apple.

Maria Tallchief - not just the first Native American prima ballerina, but the first *American* prima ballerina, period.

Maria Tallchief. Reproduced by permission of Archive Photos, Inc. A world-renowned ballerina and one of the premiere ( first-ranking) American ballerinas of all time. She was of the Osage Nation and had advantages due to the wealth from oil discovered on the reservation.

Maria Tallchief~the first Native American to become prima ballerina of a major company. From 1942 to 1947 she danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but she is even better known for her time with the New York City Ballet, from its founding in 1947 through 1965.

Maria Tallchief was the first Native American to become prima ballerina of a major company and muse and wife to George Balanchine. Known for her time with the New York City Ballet, from its founding in 1947 through 1965, she went on to found and direct the Chicago City Ballet. Miss Tallchief passed away in April, 2013.

Born in Fairfax, Oklahoma, Maria Tallchief was the first Native American woman to break into ballet.

Elizabeth Maria Tallchief (born January 24, 1925) was the first Native American to become prima ballerina. From 1942 to 1947 she danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but she is even better known for her time with the New York City Ballet, from its founding in 1947 through 1965. Known professionally as Maria Tallchief, her family called her Betty Marie.

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Otasco, Tulsa, Ok

Otasco. Mom and Dad used to put our Christmas gifts on layaway and pick it up on Christmas Eve.

Otasco, Tulsa, Ok (MIKIE) another one of mom , but also dads favorite's

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With over 600 varieties, POPS Soda Ranch is the most refreshing stop on Route 66

POPS Soda Ranch is the most incredible soft drink shop in the country and it's on Route 66. They serve over 600 unique varieties of Pop, there is sure to be at least one you'd want to taste!

Pops Oklahoma. Jenny recommended. Flavor from bacon to glow in the dark corn on the cob! 600+ flavors.

POPS Soda Ranch is the most incredible soft drink shop in the country and it's on Route 66. They serve over 600 unique varieties of Pop, there is sure to be at least one you'd want to taste! 660 Oklahoma 66, Arcadia, OK 7300

POPS Soda Ranch is the most incredible soft drink shop in the country and it's on Route 66. Arcadia, Oklahoma

Pop's Soda Ranch. Arcadia, Oklahoma. Hundreds of flavors of soda. On famous route 66. I have traveled all of Route 66.

Pop's Soda Ranch Arcadia, Oklahoma NEON SIGN

POPS Soda Ranch is the most incredible soft drink shop in the country and it's on Route 66 in Oklahoma. They serve over 600 unique varieties of Pop!

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Pop's Soda Ranch. Arcadia, Oklahoma. One of my favorite places to take family!

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Oklahoma City bombing memorial.

We visited this memorial after the bombing before they removed the fence. It really broke our hearts to see it in person. We took our kids and our youth group from Church camp that year. They saw the sheered off building and the survivor tree. Life changing. May we never forget our Ok citizens and babies who were stolen from us. ❤️

Oklahoma City bombing memorial. This was the makeshift wall to memorialize the victims.

Oklahoma City bombing memorial.I was here before really nice to see.

Oklahoma City bombing memorial. Unbelievable.

Oklahoma city memorial

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APRIL 22, 1889: Oklahoma Land Run. At noon on this day, thousands of people entered OK and rushed to claim lands made available by the US gov't. image:Guthrie, a town ten days old

APRIL 22, 1889: Oklahoma Land Run. At noon on this day, thousands of people entered OK and rushed to claim lands made available by the US gov't. image:Guthrie, a town ten days old

Oklahoma Land Run

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The Daily Oklahoman front page on Nov. 17, 1907. OKLAHOMA BECOMES STATE

Oklahoma Becomes State: The Daily Oklahoman front page on Nov. 17, 1907. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/104708760059042480/

The Daily Oklahoman front page on Nov. 17, 1907. OKLAHOMA BECOMES STATE oklahoma real estate Edmond okc www.lodihagler.com

Oklahoma Becomes State: The Daily Oklahoman front page on Nov. 17, 1907. This is MY BIRTHDAY!

The Daily Oklahoman front page on Nov. 17, 1907. #OKLAHOMA BECOMES STATE. #history

Oklahoma Becomes State: The Daily Oklahoman front page on Nov. 17, 1907.

The Daily Oklahoman front page on November 17, 1907

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James Garner - We will miss this man of honor. His military service spread over 2 wars. WWII Merchant Marines & National Guard - Regular Army 5th Regiment in Korea. He was wounded twice and received 2 Purple Hearts. The earlier photograph shows him with a young Korean orphan he took care of during that war. Where is Hollywood today?

CELEBRITIES WHO SERVED James Garner-Merchant Marines-National Guard-Korea. He was wounded twice-2 Purple Hearts (Actor)

Remembering our veterans, James Garner - His military service spread over two wars. WWII Merchant Marines & National Guard - Regular Army 5th Regiment in Korea. He was wounded twice and received 2 Purple Hearts. The earlier photograph shows him with a young Korean orphan he took care of during that war.

James Garner - We will miss this man of honor. His military service spread over 2 wars. WWII Merchant Marines & National Guard - Regular Army 5th Regiment in Korea. He was wounded twice and received 2 Purple Hearts.

James Garner-Merchant Marines-National Guard-Korea. He was wounded twice-2 Purple Hearts. Wow! I never knew this!

Garner enlisted in the National Guard, first 7 months in CA. Then to Korea for 14 months, as a rifleman in the 5th Regimental Combat Team during the Korean War. He was wounded twice, 1st in the face & hand & the 2nd time in the buttocks from friendly fire as he dove headfirst into a foxhole. Garner received the Purple Heart in Korea for the 1st injury. He qualified for a 2nd Purple Heart but he did not actually receive it until 1983.

James Garner - We will miss this man of honor. His military service spread over 2 wars. WWII Merchant Marines & National Guard - Regular Army 5th Regiment in Korea. He was wounded twice and received 2 Purple Hearts. The earlier photograph shows him with a young Korean orphan he took care of during that war. Where is Hollywood today? Hollywood today has few real heros. Only rich, vulgar self servers. "Brett Maverick" here, had the reputation of being a genuine, real person.

James Garner - my mother's favorite. We watched his movies together as she lay dying on her last day. Then he died four years later on the day after her birthday. We will miss this man of honor. His military service spread over 2 wars. WWII Merchant Marines & National Guard - Regular Army 5th Regiment in Korea. He was wounded twice and received 2 Purple Hearts. The earlier photograph shows him with a young Korean orphan he took care of during that war. Where is Hollywood today?

James Garner (born James Scott Baumgarner; April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014, of Cherokee descent) served in the National Guard for 7 months & then joined Regular Army for 14 months. He served with 5th RCT in Korea, receiving Purple Heart for injuries to his face & hand from shrapnel from mortar round. He was wounded a second time (this time in buttocks while diving into a foxhole from friendly fire from US jets on April 23, 1951. James Garner & a young Korean orphan he took care of during the war.

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