Krebs is a small, old mining community where the landmark, Lovera's Grocery, sells homemade Italian sausage and cheese, along with bread, pasta, and imported goods. Eateries offer unique Italian specialties, such as, Pete's Place, open since 1925, which serves fresh, family-style Italian cuisine.
Tour the Old Choate House Museum in Indianola, built by a leader of the Choctaw Nation, which is a log cabin with prestatehood furnishings.
Hartshorne is the home of baseball great, Warren Spahn, and the 1916 Saints Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Christian Church, established by Slavic immigrants from western Russia and Europe. History buffs will enjoy the Twin Cities Heritage Association Museum.
McAlester, the county seat of Pittsburg County, is the capitol of southeast Oklahoma serving a rural population base of more than 130,000. McAlester is linked north to south by U.S. Highway 69 and the Indian Nation Turnpike and linked east to west by U.S. 270 and Oklahoma 31. Whether you visit for business or pleasure, McAlester's combination of big-city amenities and small town charm beckons you to visit and stay forever. Experience the warm hospitality of McAlester's people, fine restaurants and choice lodging accommodations.
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Along with a display of early coal mining tools, the Historical Society contains a genealogical library and is available for research purposes. Numerous historical exhibits are featured including information and artifacts pertaining to Native American culture. The 1903 building is aMcAlester, OK Museums
Pete's Place has built a national reputation for itself and Krebs, Oklahoma, and has been featured in numerous publications, newspapers, and magazines. It is the gathering place for many notable people and most who visit can't wait to return and tell others about the experience. Pete'Krebs, OK Historic Sites
This church was established in America in 1897 by Slavic immigrants from western Russia and eastern Europe. A member of the Diocese of the South Orthodox Church, this Christian Temple erected in 1916, is a beautiful and unique example of Orthodox Church architecture. Tours.Hartshorne, OK Historic Churches
The Oklahoma Prison Historical Museum is the state's only museum detailing the history of Oklahoma's prison system. Exhibits include an actual ball and chain, "Ol Sparky," Oklahoma's electric chair, items owned by prisoners, and numerous historical photos.McAlester, OK Museums
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 1McAlester, OK Memorials
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