Oklahoma Famous People

  • Checotah's PRCA Champions

    Checotah has a rich heritage in cattle ranching which was the root for the sport of rodeo. Rodeo has made the town the Steerwrestling Capital of the World. Five (5)

  • Pulitzer Prize Winner

    Checotah's library is named in honor of the Pulitzer Prize winner, Jim Griffing Lucas. * A third generation Checotahan born June 22, 1914, *A 1931

  • Famous Boulevards


    Pattie Page was born Clara Ann Fowler in 1927

  • Andy Payne and Route 66

    Andy Payne and Route 66

    Nine miles north of Claremore on Route 66 is Foyil, the hometown of ANDY PAYNE, a Cherokee Indian who was born on a ranch between Claremore and Foyil. At "66" and 28

  • Ben Johnson, Jr. Cultural Park

    The park was recently named to honor Academy Award Actor and Pawhuska native, Ben Johnson. Mr. Johnson has appeared in over 300 movies and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in "

  • The Pawnee Bill Story ...

    The Pawnee Bill Story ...

    Looking across the Oklahoma prairie, one can imagine scenes once visible to the people of the frontier: No Man's Land, Indian Territory, cowboys, buffalo, and the great rolling plains.

  • Sequoyah


    Sequoyah was born in the lower Appalachian region of Tennessee about 1770. His mother was a member of the "Paint Clan"

  • Jack Hoxie, Silver Screen Cowboy

    Jack Hoxie, Silver Screen Cowboy

    At the turn of the century, silent silver screen stars like Jack Hoxie, brought thrilling adventures of the Old West to theaters across America. It all started with the filming of "

  • Chief Roman Nose

    Chief Roman Nose

    Roman Nose State Park near Watonga, Oklahoma, is named after the Southern Cheyenne Chief, Henry Roman Nose (

  • Abraham Jefferson Seay

    Abraham Jefferson Seay

    Born in Virginia on November 28, 1832

  • Woody Guthrie

    Woody Guthrie

    Woody Guthrie was born in Okemah, Oklahoma on July 14, 1912

  • Jim Thorpe

    Jim Thorpe

    James (Jim) Francis Thorpe with the Sac and Fox name of "Bright Path", was born on May 22, 1887 on a farm just south of Prague, Oklahoma. In 1950, through an Associated Press poll of 393

  • Tom Mix

    Tom Mix

    Thomas Edward Mix was everything his surname suggest - a mix of myth and man, fantasy and reality. His own life rivaled his screen escapades, and he was enormously successful.

  • "Noted Notables"

    Mangum was the boyhood home of Wilbanks Smith, an outstanding football player and wrestler. He and Mangum High School classmate, Dale Holderman