Families settled from other countries such as Germany, Bavaria, Bohemia, as well as from states such as Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, built the area into thriving prosperous communities. They built churches and schools, organized towns and post offices, and provided a stable life in this harsh new land. These same folk survived the Dust Bowl and continued in the tradition of being good neighbors.
The sand dunes in Beaver County make a marked contrast to some of the surrounding areas. The large system of sand dunes border the north bank of the Beaver River, also called the North Canadian. Over 10,000-50,000 years ago, during the Great Ice Age, heavy rainfall and snow-melt carried sand, gravel, silt and clay down Oklahoma's river systems from their headwaters in the rocky Mountains region. As these materials were deposited along the river's flood plain, wind would gradually move the lightweight sand particles away from the river, forming sand bars and dunes. Because Oklahoma's prevailing wind is from the south, most of these sand dunes were formed on the north bank of these rivers. When these sand dunes lose their blanket of vegetation, they become "active" and begin to slowly move as they are propelled by the force of the wind.
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Approximately 520 acres in size, Beaver State Park is located in Oklahoma's panhandle region, near the city of Beaver. This park is in an area of many environmental contrasts between quiet, sheltered low pockets amidst high sand dunes exposed to the harsh panhandle elements.Beaver, OK Recreation
Beaver is home to the Jones and Plummer Trail Museum. It displays many artifacts that tell the tales of Beaver County and the Panhandle people who pioneered this area. The Jones and Plummer Trail Museum houses artifacts and prototype rooms from early day No Man'Beaver, OK Museums
Beaver's Golf Course is a semi-private 9-hole course with bent grass greens and water challenges. There is a practice area with a driving range from a grass tee area, a putting green, and a sand and chipping area. It is open year round with an open guest policy.Beaver, OK Golf Courses