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Stillwater has been known across the nation as the place "where Oklahoma began." From the boomer camps to the Land Run of 1889, the city has a rich, vibrant history. The tenacity of its residents, though, is the reason Stillwater survived. While towns like Guthrie and Oklahoma City—which had railroads—recorded between 10,000 and 15,000 new residents on the first day of the Land Run, Stillwater could only muster a handful. Although it lacked amenities, Stillwater flourished in grit, hard work, and perseverance. After hard-fought battles to retain the Payne County seat and Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College, Stillwater was here to stay. It may have once been proclaimed "where Oklahoma began," but it now has earned its place as "Stillwater, where Oklahoma's future belongs."
ISBN: 9781467113106
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Oklahoma
Series: Images of America
Images: 191
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Stan Tucker loves his hometown of Stillwater and was excited to learn and share its history with others. Jacob Burckhardt, a Swiss historian, defined history as “the record of what one age finds worthy of note in another,” and in this volume Tucker attempts to share with others the record of what this era finds worthy of the past. The photographs and stories featured in Images of America: Stillwater demonstrate what makes Stillwater one of Oklahoma's greatest places to call home.
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