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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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Standing Bear Statue and Memorial Park

A monumental tribute to all Native Americans, this 22

Ponca City, OK Arts


Grant County Court House

The Grant County Courthouse was built in 1910. Located on the Court House lawn is a Vietnam War, 105mm Howitzer, Mobile Artillery Field Piece, and the Homesteaders Monument listing names of the pioneers who settled the land in the 1893 Land Run.

Medford, OK Historic Courthouses

Beaver County's Oldest Tree

Beaver County's oldest tree estimated to be over 120 years old has a reserved spot of distinction in the Lingering Memories Park, a spot in downtown Beaver dedicated to the early pioneers of the area.

Beaver, OK Natural Attractions

Gant School House

From the start the settlers of Oklahoma made provisions for eduction. The proceeds form sections six and thirty-six of each township were reserved for schools. There were country schools every three miles with names like Pleasant Valley, Good Hope, or in this case Gant.

Kingfisher, OK Historic Schoolhouses

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

Cheyenne City Park - Museums in the Park

The Cheyenne City Park contains seven museums, several memorial structures, playground equipment, a pavilion with a stage, a swimming pool, ball diamonds, handicap accessible bathrooms, and plenty of parking.

Cheyenne, OK Museums

Canton Lake Fishing

Canton Lake is Oklahomas's leading fisherman'

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Cherokee Strip Museum

Through the use of artifacts, photographs, and documents the museum traces the history of the Cherokee Outlet and its people. In addition to exhibits detailing the chronological history of life in the Outlet, there are vignettes of a *General Store, * Kitchen, *

Perry, OK Museums

Grant County Historical Society Museum

Visit the Grant County Museum to learn about the history and development of the area from the 1893 Cherokee Strip Land Run, farm equipment, and 1890s clothing and cooking equipment.

Medford, OK Museums

Ponca City Art Center

The stately Soldani Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a work of art in itself, is home to the Ponca City Art Center and its many activities. These include artists' exhibits, art classes, workshops and the annual Fine Arts Festival.

Ponca City, OK Arts

Red Rock Records Vault

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

Cheyenne, OK Historic Buildings

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