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Notes and Documents, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 88, Number 2, Summer 2010

Description: Notes and Document section from Volume 88, Number 2, Summer 2010. It includes "Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame," an article honoring the individuals who were inducted into the annual Oklahoma Historians Hall of Fame in 2010. The honorees included Currie Ballard, Bob Burke, General Thomas P. Stafford, and Dr. Lewis Stiles. It also includes "Alva, Oklahoma: What's in a Name?" an article examining the naming of the town of Alva, Oklahoma, to determine whether it was named for the railroad attorne… more
Date: Summer 2010
Creator: Baxter, Elizabeth M.; Reichenberger, Donovan & Jerome, Angela
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

A Special Kind of Man: The Autobiography of Dr. Lindsey L. Long

Description: Article provides an autobiographical portrait of the life of Dr. Lindsey L. Long through exploration of his reminiscences. Ben Blackstock highlights the life and struggles of a physician in rural Oklahoma.
Date: Winter 1999
Creator: Blackstock, Ben
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Pioneers and Pioneering in Woods County

Description: Article narrates how one lawyer bought and cared for his plot of land within Oklahoma Territory, when the region was first being settled by Americans. The article paints a picture of daily life within the first days of the territory.
Date: Summer 1925
Creator: Dunn, Jesse J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Banking in Oklahoma's Smallest Certified City: Alva State Bank and Trust Company, Freedom Branch

Description: Article examines the history of community banking in Freedom, Oklahoma through interviews conducted by the author in support of the Oklahoma History Center's Crossroads of Commerce: A History of Free Enterprise in Oklahoma exhibit. Michael J. Hightower explores the growth of industry and banking in Oklahoma's smallest city.
Date: Spring 2018
Creator: Hightower, Michael J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

The Northern Cheyenne Exodus and the 1878 Battle of Turkey Springs

Description: Article describes a major victory by the Northen Cheyennes in the Battle of Turkey Springs in 1878. After surrender and relocation to Indian Territory in Oklahoma, the Northern Cheyennes faced difficult conditions and fought U.S. troops in order to return to their homeland. Stan Hoig highlights their often-overlooked success.
Date: Spring 2002
Creator: Hoig, Stan
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Jefferson's Salt Mountain: The Big Salt Plain of the Cimarron River

Description: Article describes the history of the Big Salt Plain of the Cimarron River, from explorer tales publicized by Thomas Jefferson to the fascination it currently holds for visitors of the area.
Date: Summer 1980
Creator: Isern, Thomas D.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

Waynoka and the Birth of Transcontinental Air Service

Description: Article describes the construction of Waynoka Transcontinental Air Transport, Inc. airport and its history as a stop on the transcontinental line where passengers transferred from airplanes to railcars. Thomas A. Wikle and Dale R. Lightfoot explore its impact on the town and what became of the airport after the passenger service ended.
Date: Summer 2016
Creator: Wikle, Thomas A. & Lightfoot, Dale R.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society
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