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Red Carpet Country, Oklahoma

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A vast prehistoric sea that covered what's now northwestern Oklahoma colored the soil a deep red-brown -- and left a few other surprised as well. Like the cedar-flecked canyons in Roman Nose State Park, carved by receding water, or the Alabaster Caverns, the world's largest gypsum-lined cave. Shifting sand dunes tower 40 feet high at Little Sahara State Park and the 4,973-foot-high, lava topped Black Mesa near Kenton was created by an ancient volcano. The mesa, the state's highest point, has long been a have for wildlife and for hikers -- some of them bigger than others, as nearby dinosaur footprints testify. The prairies were once dotted with tipis; northwest Oklahoma were the winter campgrounds for the Cheyenne-- the last great herd of buffalo on the Oklahoma plains was spotted near Fort Supply in the 1870s. Two decades later, the largest of all the land runs took place when the Cherokee Outlet was opened in1893 to settlement. In a single afternoon, 100,000 men and women raced to claim 160-acre quarter-sections; some of their great-grandchildren still live on original homesteads. In Aline, the Sod House Museum shelters the only remaining sod house in the state, built in 1849.

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Medford Centennial Buildling

The Medford Centennial Buildling lets you view records the City's History from 1893 to present.

Medford, OK Museums

Red Rock Records Vault

Built in 1908, the red rock records vault survived the courthouse fire in 1916

Cheyenne, OK Historic Buildings

Electric Park Pavilion

The Electric Park Pavilion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has always been the centerpiece of civic and social life in the community. This magnificent structure was constructed in 1912-1913

Blackwell, OK Historic Buildings

Boiling Springs Golf Course

Golfers will relish the challenge and beauty of Boiling Springs Golf Course. Set in the beauty of a secluded, wooded area, this 18-hole public course is rated one of the top ten courses in the state, complete with putting green, driving range, pro shop, golf carts, and pull carts.

Woodward, OK Golf Courses

Teamster's Cabin

The Teamster's Cabin is a rare example of a common frontier building. In the early 1880

Woodward, OK Historic Buildings


Laverne Depot

Presently unoccupied, the Laverne Depot stands as a landmark of the heart of business and livelihood of Laverne's past. The mural painted on the facing building across the street depicts the introduction of the railroad into this open range territory.

Laverne, OK Railroad History

Kaw Lake Fishing

Kaw Lake and the Arkansas River have long been known for great hauls of giant catfish. Kaw Lake also has bass, crappie, walleye, stripers and even a spoonbill or two. With 168 miles of shoreline and 17,500

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Outdoor Mural

This mural painted on the building across the street from the old depot depicts the introduction of the railroad into this open range territory.

Laverne, OK Arts

Community Museum

The Community Museum is housed in Laverne's first hotel, The Fox, which was built in 1912. There are many displays of Native American artifacts found in Harper County along with furnished rooms of early homesteaders.

Laverne, OK Museums

Historic Churches

The Alva Friends Church was established in 1901 and located at this spot in 1919 as Alva's first Church. The Fire Bell was Fire Bellplaced in this church in Wichita, Kansas, in 1893, and was moved to Alva, Oklahoma, in 1895.

Alva, OK Historic Churches

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