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The 1970 U. S. Supreme Court case that decided (6-3) that the tribes retained ownership of navigable river beds in Oklahoma.
A very neat web app that lets you list past Oklahoma state representatives. You can select by county, by range of years, or by district. You can download your results as a spreadsheet. Very interesting to see the shift from county at-large representation prior to 1965 to district representation ever since. Tulsa County had seven state reps in 1964; in 1965 Tulsa County had 15.
"The USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection currently makes over 98,000 maps dating as far back as 1884 available to the public. The maps are available in GeoPDF format and can be downloaded for free from the USGS store."
Comprehensive lists of Oklahoma's statewide elected officials, legislators, U. S. Senators and Representatives, District Judges, Appeals Court Judges, Supreme Court Justices, District Attorneys, Federal Judges, U. S. Attorneys, and U. S. Marshals, plus lists of museums, historical markers, Hall of Fame members, and Rhodes Scholars, from statehood to 2005.
In 1936, the WPA published maps of rural property ownership, one for each township in the state. This map shows Nowata and the area to the north. Of interest to railroad, interurban, and streetcar fans -- the map shows the route of the Union Electric Traction Company, an electric interurban line that connected Nowata to Coffeyville, Kansas until 1947.
Step-by-step chronological account of the development of US international and interstate boundaries, the creation of territories, and the settlement of disputes -- not only what boundaries changed, but why, with links to further information. A good example of what Wikipedia does best.
Map shows boundaries of tribes and territories in 1889, with colored outlines and numbers to indicate areas that were ceded back by the tribes to the Federal government following the Civil War.
A list of surviving stations, depots, and terminals around the state. I'm proud to say that my grandfather, Johnny Bates, as a member of the Lions Club, helped to save the Nowata Missouri Pacific station when the railroad wanted to tear it down.
From the National Archives, maps of Indian Territory in 1885 and 1891, and Dawes Commission documents pertaining to Clement V. Rogers and his son, William Penn ("Will") Rogers.
A great New Year's resolution: "My resolution is to take my boys on more 'mystery rides.' As a child, my father would announce on random Saturday mornings: 'Who wants to go on a mystery ride?' It was always a crapshoot. You might end up tagging along on a trip to the hardware store to pick up a part for a broken lawnmower, or you might find yourself enjoying a frosty root beer float delivered by a roller skating carhop at A&W. You just never knew. Some of my favorite mystery rides were to historic sites, and in 2009, I resolve to take my own two boys on more of them."