It Happened in Oklahoma: Stories of Events and People that Shaped Sooner State History

It Happened in Oklahoma: Stories of Events and People that Shaped Sooner State History

by Robert L. Dorman

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This book offers an inside look at over 30 interesting and unusual episodes that shaped the history of the Sooner State. Read all about the Trail of Tears in Tahlequah. Find out why George W. McLaurin was denied admission to the University of Oklahoma in 1950. Try to solve the mystery of Karen Silkwood's suspicious death in 1974.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493039111
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 05/17/2019
Series: It Happened In Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 952,441
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Robert L. Dorman was born and raised in Oklahoma. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in history, Dorman continued his education elsewhere. However, being absent from Oklahoma only fueled his love and interest of the state's unique history. It Happened in Oklahoma is his third book on regional American history. He lives in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Table of Contents

Old Paint, Harper County—8000 BC

Riddle of the Runes, Heavener—AD 1012

That Fatal Country, Fort Gibson—1834

After the Tears, Tahlequah—1846

A Second Trail of Tears, Chustenahlah—1861

The Trail That Built a Kingdom, Chisholm Trail—1867

Custer's Dress Rehearsal, Washita River—1868

Indomitable, Bitter Creek—1873

Long Live the Bandit Queen, Eufaula—1889

Boomer Sooner, Oklahoma City—1890

Dead or Alive, Preferably Dead, Wauhillau—1892

Taking Bill Doolin, Twice, Guthrie—1896

The Seminole Burning, Maud—1898

Gala Day, 101 Ranch—1905

Buffalo Comeback, Wichita Mountains—1907

Hold Your Nose and Sign, Guthrie—1907

Land of the Reds, Seminole County—1917

Burning Greenwood, Tulsa—1921

Reign of Terror, Osage County—1923

Wild Mary and No. 1 Stout, Oklahoma City—1930

King Tut's Tomb, Oklahoma-Style, Spiro—1933

Take Me Back to Tulsa, Tulsa—1934

Black Sunday, Cimarron County—1935

Meet the Okies, Route 66—1939

Kate and Angie, Muskogee—1940

Freaks of the Storm, Tinker Air Force Base—1948

Visible At Last, Norman—1950

Black Saturday, Norman—1957

Way Down Yonder, Anadarko Basin—1972

The Karen Silkwood Mystery, Crescent—1974

900-Foot Jesus, Tulsa—1980

Terror in the Heartland, Oklahoma City—1995

Go to the Cross, Moore—1999

Bridge to Nowhere, Webbers Falls—2002

Tar Creek, Picher—2008



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