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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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The Mascho Buildings

National Register of Historic Places The oldest commercial buildings in Lincoln County, these sandstone "twin" buildings were built by pioneer merchant, A.E. Macho in 1897 and 1898. The earlier building was first constructed in 1896

Chandler, OK Historic Buildings

Outdoor Murals

"Wewoka Switch" - artist, Kenneth & Edwana Gayler Located between 3rd and 4

Wewoka, OK Arts

Whipping Tree

Standing on the lawn of the present day Seminole County Court House is the Whipping Tree where the Seminoles punished their criminals prior to 1907.

Wewoka, OK Ethnic Heritage

Seminole Tribal Complex

The Seminoles are a very proud people, devoted to their heritage and traditions. They believe strongly in their culture, which is displayed in many ways, including Stomp Dances Art, Storytelling, Music, and the devotion to their loved ones who pass on.

Wewoka, OK Ethnic Heritage

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

Okfuskee County Historical Society Museum

The county's past is explored through an early-day schoolroom display and a variety of other items, housed in a 1926 Masonic temple.

Okemah, OK Museums


Clapp-Cunningham Building

National Register of Historic Places The building was building 1899 by L. W. Clapp, Wichita, Kansas financier and mayor. The architecture is termed "Richardson-Romanesque"

Chandler, OK Historic Buildings

National Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague

At the National Shrine of the Infant Jesus of Prague, thanksgiving and honor are given to Jesus Christ in his humanity.

Prague, OK Shrines

Sooner Theater

Built in 1929 for the new "talking pictures," the Grand Dame of the city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Oklahoma List of Historic sites. The elegant Spanish Gothic theatre annually attracts some 20,000

Norman, OK Theatres

Historical Markers

Land Runs Boundary Line

The big land runs of 1889 and 1893

Stillwater, OK Historical Markers

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