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Salina, OK

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SalinaSalina sits on beautiful Lake Hudson, rated in 1994 as Oklahoma's number one Black Bass fishing lake, and the surrounding environment is lush with native plants, wildflowers, and trees. The dense deciduous forests prevalent in this region provide a safe and natural habitat for the abundance of wildlife that can still be found. The terrain is very hilly, and somewhat mountainous, and this vast expanse of land is considered to be a part of the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Its natural beauty is spectacular and the Salina area truly lives up to the nickname of this region known as Green Country.

Salina was originally established as a trading post of Major Jean Pierre Chouteau in 1796 along the banks of the Grand River, which is now Lake Hudson.It is the oldest permanent American settlement in the state of Oklahoma. The name Salina was derived from saline, which came
from the local salt wells in the vicinity.

As a result of heavy fur trading between the Osage Indians and the new settlers from St. Louis, Missouri around 1802, Salina thrived and grew into a prosperous community frequented by many travellers. The trading post served as a general store for the rough territory. and, in recognition of Major Chouteau, Chouteau Day (a state holiday) is celebrated each year the Saturday on or before the 10th of October.

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Popular Attractions in Salina Oklahoma

Paradise Tree
Salina, OK | Category: Natural Attractions
Paradise TreeThe first tree planted in the state of Oklahoma was the Paradise Tree. It was brought over from France by A. P. Chouteau, son of Jean Pierre, in 1802 and planted by Major Jean Pierre Chouteau. Auguste Peirre Chouteau graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1806 Paradise Tree

Lakes near Salina Oklahoma

Spavinaw Lake
Region : Green Country, OK
Spavinaw Lake Spavinaw Lake has 1,637 surface acres and 20 miles of shoreline with black bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. There are boat ramps, marina, picnic area, swimming beach, outdoor grills, restrooms, and pavillions. Spavinaw Lake

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