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Pawnee, Oklahoma

Pawnee, Oklahoma

Pawnee ... "Where the West Remains"

Pawnee is a friendly little town with a proud past and a bright future of renewed spirit and enthusiasm. The splendor of the old west - cowboys and Indians are still very much alive today. The magnificent old buildings stand today as monuments of a time gone by. The historical pioneer days are waiting to be rediscovered. The community is blessed with the best of churches, hospitals, museums, many fine dining establishments, unique shops ... the year starts with celebrations and continues throughout the spring, summer, and fall, and ends with the "Festival of Lights" at Christmas ... and countdown to the New Year. A nice place to relax .. A friendly place to live ... A fun place to visit ... Come see for yourself!

Home of ...

The Pawnee Tribe of Indians - 1874
Gordon W. Lillie (Pawnee Bill), 1883 Showman
Chester Gould, Birthplace - 1900, Creator of the World Famous Dick Tracy Cartoon
Moses Yellow Horse - Only Full Blooded Native American to ever play Major League Baseball - Pittsburg Pirates - 1922
Hawk Chief - First person to break the 4 minute mile (unofficial)

and more ...

* Pawnee had the oldest Piggly Wiggly store in America,
* the oldest Chevrolet distributorship,
* the first Ford dealer in Oklahoma,
* the first telephone in the Territory,
* and the first murder in cartoon history was committed in Pawnee, OK at the old Fischer Bakery (in the Dick Tracy cartoon)!

Attractions and Upcoming Events

WPA Historic Bathhouse

Once again, one can almost hear the summertime laughter echoing through the various levels and verandas of this uniquely designed bathhouse carved from native stone in 1939 by President Franklin Roosevelt's WPA public works program. Closed in the 1950's in favor of a "modern"

Pawnee, OK Historic Buildings


Pawnee Agency Tribal Headquarters

The town of Pawnee, Oklahoma, was first a trading post on Bear Creek, and then the agency for the Pawnee tribe after their removal from Nebraska. The 646

Pawnee, OK Ethnic Heritage

Pawnee City Lake and E.E.C.

The Pawnee City Lake provides boat docks, a skeet range, rod and gun club area, municipal airport, rifle and pistol range, archery range, boat ramps, black bass fishing and public shelters, over 200 camping hookups, picnic areas, and restrooms and showers in the historic WPA native stone bathhouse.

Pawnee, OK Recreation

Dick Tracy Mural

Pawnee, Oklahoma was the birthplace of Dick Tracy creator, Chester Gould, and a mural painted on the side of a building is the world's largest Dick Tracy cartoon. - Artist, Ed Melberg, Tulsa, OK, 1990.

6th and Harrison

Chester Gould

Pawnee, OK Arts

Things to do near Pawnee, OK

Tenkiller Hiking Trails

Spectacular rock formations, huge boulders, and frequent glimpses of the lake can be seen along Standing Rock Nature Trail...