Oklahoma Originals: Early Heroes, Heroines, Villains & Vixens

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Fascinating characters filled the history of the Twin Territories as it became the state of Oklahoma. For some, it represented the end of a hard trail, while others sought a new beginning in a land of opportunity. Whatever their reason for coming to this heartland of America, those early Oklahomans left an indelible mark on the landscapes and streetscapes of the state today. From explorers and settlers of the early nineteenth century to oil tycoons and social activists in the first years of the twentieth century, Oklahoma saw a wide variety of men and women march across the stage during its formation. Author Jonita Mullins presents more than eighty unique stories of doctors, lawyers and chiefs, with a few outlaws, cattlemen and beauty queens thrown in for good measure.
ISBN: 9781467143523
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Oklahoma
Images: 50
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Jonita Mullins grew up in the small town of Haskell, Oklahoma. A passionate preservationist who serves on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Historical Society, she contributes a weekly history column for the Muskogee Phoenix and is working with the Founders’ Place Historical District to restore the home of Congresswoman Alice Robertson. Her other writing, including her award-winning book The Jefferson Highway in Oklahoma, can found on her website (okieheritage.com).
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