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Lake Country, Oklahoma

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Before southcentral Oklahoma was lake country, it was river country, home to the mercurial Red, the gentle Washita and the pristine Blue rivers. Corralled, the rivers created four major lakes -- and a whole new world of water. Lake Texoma splashes into three counties and draws fisherman from all over the country, lured by the best striped bass fishing to be found anywhere. Near Ardmore, clear spring water fill Lake Murray, built in the shady foothills of the Arbuckle mountains and the sparkling centerpiece of Oklahoma's oldest, most historic state park. (A limestone castle houses the park's nature center.) The 9,000-acre McGee Creek National Scenic Recreation Area, adjacent to Atoka Lake, is home to white-tailed deer, wild turkeys and the occasional mountain lion. Campers can apply for a permit to backpack into the recreation area, or stay in relative luxury in a rustic log fishing hut at McGee Creek State Park.

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Masonic Lodge

The Masonic Lodge of Pauls Valley is the oldest enterprise in Pauls Valley in continuous existence. Valley Lodge #6 was chartered on September 7th, 1875 by the Grand Lodge of Indian Territory and has met continuously since that time. Silas Rogers was the first Master of Valley Lodge #6.

Pauls Valley, OK Historic Buildings

Greater Southwest Historical Museum

Housed in a native-stone building constructed during Roosevelt's WPA days, the museum traces the heritage of settlers who carved out a living in early day Indian Territory to those living in the 1930s. Featured is an 1892 Cabin inside the museum.

Ardmore, OK Museums

Confederate Cemetery

The "burying ground" was first used by emigrants traveling on the Butterfield Stage road who camped at a spring, which was later called "Harkins' Spring," just north of the Middle Boggy River (today known as the Muddy Boggy).

Atoka, OK Cemeteries

Presbyterian Church

Part of the Historic Downtown tour the Presbyterian Church was built in 1923.

Pauls Valley, OK Historic Churches

Caddo Indian Territory Museum & Library

Caddo's museum was the brainchild of Caddo's Bicentennial Committee (1976). It opened in 1978 and since then it has been entertaining and enlightening visitors from across the country and around the globe. Some are just "passing through"

Caddo, OK Museums


Santa Fe Depot Museum

After a victorious battle to save the 1905 depot from demolition in 1989, the city officials finally secured ownership of the old Santa Fe Depot and turned it over to the Historical Society to renovate and manage. In 1991

Pauls Valley, OK Museums



Craighead's Five and Dime

A variety store or dime store was once known as a "racket" store because it sold "anything that makes a racket"

Caddo, OK Shoppes


Love County Courthouse

This unique octagonal architecture with four impressive columns at each of four entrances is Oklahoma's first county courthouse built after statehood. The cornerstone of Nelson Georgia Marble was laid during Masonic ceremonies on April 29, 1910. The building was dedicated on November 24

Marietta, OK Historic Courthouses

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