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Kiamichi Country, Oklahoma

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Tuskahoma, Bokchito, Kiamichi, Little River and Moon. Even the map reads like poetry in Southern Oklahoma, a timeless world where the gentle Ouachita mountains are shaded blue and rivers run wild. The name Ouachita comes from the Choctaw words Owa chito which means "big hunt" -- a tribute to the abundance of wildlife that still holds true. Deer, owls, raccoons, bobcats, red and gray fox and a hundred species of birds still flourish in the pristine wilderness; flying squirrels skitter along the treetops and black bears lumber out in spring to sun themselves on rocks. When the federal government relocated the Choctaw tribe to Indian Territory in the 1830s, Chief Pushmataha declared: "We have acquired from the U.S. here the best remaining territory west of the Mississippi." The natural barriers of the Winding Stair Mountains, the southern Kiamichis, the Jack Fork and San Bois Mountains created a remote world in southeastern Oklahoma, green and deep as the inside of an emerald. Moss beards the cypress trees that grow on the banks of the Mountain Fork River in Beavers Bend Resort Park and pine needles carpet the forest floor.

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Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Hugo's Mount Olivet Cemetery is internationally famous for its Showman's Rest section which includes a special section of Circus Tents and Animals as monuments to the men and women who spent their lives entertaining American children and families as Circus performers.

Hugo, OK Cemeteries

Carlton Lake

Located in Robber's Cave State Park, facilities include boat ramp, campsites, picnic area, grills, restrooms, playground, group shelter, drinking water & concessions, nature trail & paddle boats, canoes, and yakanoes. Shoreline length: 2

Wilburton, OK Recreation

Pioneer Coal Miner Memorial

Surrounded by gardens, a life-sized bronze statue pays tribute to the thousands of coal miners who worked the mines and lost their lives. The Coal Miners Memorial Plaza documents the impact of the coal mining industry in early Pittsburg County on the Coal miners Wall of Memories with more than 1

McAlester, OK Memorials

Old Frisco Depot

The Frisco Depot at Antlers is now under the management of the Pushmataha County Historical Society. The building had been unoccupied since 1958 and was in a sad state of disrepair until 1985 when the depot had been slowly and painstakingly restored to the state of dignity that it deserves.

Antlers, OK Railroad History

Eastern Oklahoma State College

Eastern Oklahoma State College offers something for every student. Full of academic challenges, and numerous activities and organizations to choose from, an Eastern student is sure to find something that will fit his or her needs.

Wilburton, OK Colleges

Broken Bow Lake Water Activities

"The clear waters" of the 14,000-acre Broken Bow Lake are also a favorite haunt of scuba divers. In the park's Riverbend area water lovers can find yakanoes (a combination kayak and canoe), paddle boats, canoes, and sandy beaches with roped off swim areas. Other park diversions:

, OK Scuba Diving


Chainsaw Sculpture at The Village Inn

The Chainsaw Sculpture at the Village Inn was carved in 2007, from a dead Live Oak Tree, by well known chainsaw sculptor Clayton Coss. The sculpture depicts a 10

Hugo, OK Arts

Beavers Bend RV and Tent Camping

For the camper or RV owner, the Beavers Bend Resort Park maintains 15 primitive camping areas, six semi-modern areas (electric and water hookups), and two modern areas (electric, water, sewer hookups and nearby bath house and dump station). All sites have toilet facilities;

, OK Camping

Fort Towson Historic Site

The ruins and artifacts at the site of Historic Fort Towson, listed on the National Register of Historic Places is all that remained when the Oklahoma Historical Society acquired the site in 1960. The fort was established in May 1824

Fort Towson, OK Forts

J. I. Stipe Recreational Center

The J.I. Stipe Recreational Center features separate exercise rooms for men and women each with equipment, showers, lockers and saunas. There is a racquetball court and basketball court as well as swimming pool. The Senior Citizens Center facilities included cafeteria, kitchen, and game room.

McAlester, OK Recreation

Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area

White-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, yellow-breasted chat, screech owl, eastern diamond-backed rattlesnake, gray tree frog. What do these species have in common?

Broken Bow, OK Wildlife Refuges

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