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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

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 County Veteran's Memorial/ Walk of Honor

Located on the west lawn of the Courthouse Square, a 6'6" bronze American soldier standing on a stone base 10' x 10' is dedicated to the men killed in World War I in 1922. In 1992

Pawnee, OK Memorials

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

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 Monument

A monument located at the Pawnee Indian Agency honors the Pawnee Nation's original tribal leaders, and a marker tells tales of the tribe's early hardships.

Pawnee, OK Monuments

Things to do near Pawnee, OK

Copan Lake Fishing

With the large uncleared areas and artificial fish shelters that were constructed prior to impoundment, Copan Lake offers exc...

Birch Lake Camping

Three park areas located around Birch Lake offer the public many opportunities for outdoor family fun and relaxation. These p...