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Big-sky country begins in central Oklahoma, where the Southern Plains start their majestic roll to the Pacific Ocean. Novelist Washington Irving rode across these prairies in 1828 in search of adventure -- and travelers find it still. Oklahoma City, the largest in the state, is an easy-going patchwork of city and country, both down-home and cosmopolitan. The 1889 Opening of the Unassigned Lands, better known as the Land Rush, brought farmers, entrepreneurs and dreamers from all over the world here to stake their claims to brand-new towns -- ones that grew from handfuls of railroad workers to towns of 100,000 overnight. The population was a heady mix, and still is today. Each year Oklahoma City hosts the Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival, the world's largest powwow, as well as Asian, Greek and Hispanic festivals filled with traditional music, food and dancing. Czech farmers planted wheat farms in Oklahoma Territory -- and inaugurated colorful festivals in Prague and Yukon, where Czech delicacies like kolaches and kielbasa sausage are celebrated.

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Alpha Schoolhouse

The Alpha Schoolhouse was moved to the Frontier Country Historical Society Museum in Crescent, Oklahoma during the autumn of 2005. The community of Alpha was nine miles west and one mile north of Kingfisher. The Post Office opened November 7, 1893 and remained open until December 14, 1903. It'

Crescent, OK Historic Schoolhouses

Oklahoma Museum of Higher Education

Old Central is on the National Register of Historic Places. The oldest building on campus, several rooms have been restored to look as they did in 1894

Stillwater, OK Museums



The Old Santa Fe Depot of Guthrie

The present two-story, red brick Santa Fe station was completed in 1903 and housed passenger service, mail service, "Harvey House Restaurant" (it was one of the original Harvey Houses)

Guthrie, OK Railroad History

Firehouse Art Center

The Firehouse Art Center is Normans center for visual arts education, offering a gallery, gift shop and classes for adults and children. Housed in a 1946 fire station, the art center includes a clay studio complete with a fireman'

Norman, OK Arts

Historical Markers

Land Runs Boundary Line

The big land runs of 1889 and 1893

Stillwater, OK Historical Markers


Sportsman's Lake

Sportsman Lake has more than 1,400 acres that provide a wildlife refuge with a 350 acre lake. Sportman's has a variety of activities to offer including fishing, boating, overnight camping, and picnicking areas. The lake area provides the following conveniences:

Wewoka, OK Recreation

Gardiner Art Gallery

The departmental art gallery first opened in 1965

Stillwater, OK Arts

Lake Thunderbird Boating

Launch onto Thunderbird Lake at Calypso Cove Marina for a day on the water. Dependable boat rentals including, paddle boats and canoes will ensure that you experience a "Watersports Adventure"

, OK Boating

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