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Fort Cobb: A Historical Keystone in American Frontier and Native American Relations
Fort Cobb's establishment in 1859 by Major William H. Emory marked a pivotal move in United States frontier history. Located in Caddo County, Oklahoma, the fort was a testament to the military's strategic efforts to maintain peace among Native American tribes during a period of intense westward expansion. Its primary role was to protect the Wichita and Caddo tribes, as well as several Texas tribes relocated from their Brazos River reservations, from raids by other Plains Indians such as the Comanche, Kiowa, and Cheyenne.
At the Crossroads: The Future of the Apache Rattlesnake Festival
The Apache Rattlesnake Festival, a cornerstone of Apache, Oklahoma's cultural legacy since 1983, now stands at a crossroads, grappling with the possibility of extinction. This event, celebrated for its thrilling snake hunts and community-driven activities, not only epitomizes the town's identity but also fuels its economy, attracting international visitors and sustaining local businesses year-round. However, the scarcity of seasoned snake handlers and a shortage of volunteers to inherit the mantle threaten the festival's continuity, prompting the community and organizers to seek innovative ways to keep this unique tradition alive.
Man from Apache allegedly leads police on high-speed chase through Lawton
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - A man from Apache faces half a dozen charges, he’s accused of leading police on a high-speed pursuit chase throughout Lawton early Monday morning. 37-year-old Jason Maguire faces charges of eluding police while endangering others, possessing meth and other miscellaneous traffic violations. Court documents allege...
Charting the Sustainable Evolution of Concrete in Construction
Cement has been a linchpin in the tapestry of human advancement, its origins rooted in antiquity with the Nabataea traders' cisterns and reaching the zenith of innovation with the architectural feats of the Romans. The enduring nature of these early structures not only highlights cement's resilience but also its role in uniting communities through the ages. Although the specifics of Cement Day celebrations remain undetailed, the essence of such an event would be a tribute to the historical and innovative significance of cement in human progress.
High-speed crash leaves Anadarko man critically injured
ANADARKO, Okla. (KOKH) — A crash happened Saturday night around 10 P.M. near Anadarko. A 2013 Chevy Impala was driven by 26-year-old Tre Pederson on Park Rd. and County St. 2620. Investigators said Pederson was northbound on County St. 2620, was traveling at a high speed, and failed to...
Experience Chickasha's Coffee Culture: The Top 3 Cafes to Try
This article presents a tour of three charming cafes in Chickasha. Have you had the pleasure of visiting any of these yet? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below:
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Puppies Of chickasha, OK Need You!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around chickasha..
This Oklahoma Drive In Theater is Showing the Polar Express This Friday & Saturday Night
It's quickly becoming known around the Sooner State and the Nation as Christmas Town U.S.A. If you're looking to get into the holiday spirit this year there's no better place to go than Chickasha, Oklahoma. SCROLL DOWN TO CHECK OUT OKLAHOMA'S BEST HOLIDAY HOMETOWNS. You'll find all kinds of festive...
A Journey Through Time at the Anadarko Philomathic Pioneer Museum
The Anadarko Philomathic Pioneer Museum, located in the Rock Island Railroad Depot at 311 East Main, offers visitors a profound journey through time. Established by the Anadarko Philomathic Club in 1935, the museum has blossomed into a diverse collection that chronicles the history of Anadarko and its surrounding areas. It celebrates the region's rich heritage, from Native American artifacts that offer insight into the area's original inhabitants, to pioneer memorabilia that tells the tales of early settlers, and an exquisite collection of vintage clothing that paints a picture of historical fashion trends.
Comanche Co. crash sends 4 to hospital Tuesday evening
COMANCHE CO., Okla. (KSWO) - A number of people were injured this evening in a four-car crash in Comanche County. Crews were called out to Dolese Road and US-62 a little before 6 p.m. There, Oklahoma Highway Patrol says three cars were stopped at a railroad crossing when a cruiser...
Chickasha Leg Lamp sparks tourism boom and wins prestigious awards within first year
CHICKASHA, Okla. (KOKH) — The permanent Chickasha Leg Lamp opened in November of 2022 and the Chickasha Chamber of Commerce has statistics that have occurred as a result of its opening. Statistics from the past year in Chickasha include:. Downtown visits are up 26.8%, and over 175,000 people have...
Minco Public Schools equips restrooms with vape detectors to curb student vaping
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Minco Public Schools is cracking down on vaping throughout its school district. Below is a statement released to all parents and guardians on how they plan to catch a student doing so while on campus:. We have VAPE detectors in our restroom facilities. If a...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.65 and $3.29 in Chickasha as of 2023-12-01. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.248, a week ago the price is $3.265 , according to AAA.
Teen leads Purcell police on high-speed chase in stolen vehicle, faces multiple felony charges
PURCELL, OK (KOKH) — A teenager is now facing felony charges after leading police on a high-speed chase a day after Thanksgiving. According to the Purcell Police Department (PPD), early Friday morning at around 1:43, an officer radared a four-door passenger car traveling northbound in the 900 block of Green Avenue at a high rate of speed.
Gracemont, Oklahoma: A Chronicle of Pioneer Spirit and Resilience
Gracemont, Oklahoma, is a small town with a history as rich as the soil of its surrounding farmlands. Originally part of the vast Kiowa-Comanche-Apache reservation, it became a symbol of new beginnings when it was opened for settlement in 1901. The next year, Gracemont was established, its name a tribute to Grace M. Booth, wife of the first postmaster, embedding a sense of community from its inception. This pioneer spirit has been the bedrock of the town's identity, even as it evolved through different economic phases.
This Iconic & Hilarious Holiday Movie Prop Was Created Right Here In Oklahoma
It may surprise you to learn that one of the most famous and recognizable movie props of all time was created right here in the Sooner State. Not just any old prop, the legendary leg lamp from "A Christmas Story" was invented by an Oklahoma man. That's right the major award was first imagined and built by an Okie.
New Chick-fil-A opens in Chickasha under local owner-operator Kyra Green
CHICKASHA, Okla. (KOKH) — A new Chick-fil-A will open to serve the Chickasha community on Thursday, November 30. Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Kyra Green as the local Owner-Operator of Chick-fil-A Chickasha. The new store is located at 2107 S. 5th St. and the new location will be open for...
Annual Minco Honey Festival returns for 33rd year
Library to host ‘Circle of Write’ on December 2
“Circle of Write“ will be held at Carnegie City-County Library on Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m. There will be 13 local writers of all genres meeting the community and selling their books.
Amber, Oklahoma: Honoring the Pioneering Spirit of the 1889 Land Run
Amber, Oklahoma, a quaint town nestled in Grady County, serves as a living monument to the Land Run of 1889, a historic event that catalyzed its settlement and shaped it into one of the oldest towns in the state. Established along the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway, Amber's name, inspired by the goldenrods that painted the landscape, reflects the natural beauty that first greeted its settlers. Its growth, driven by an agricultural boom, established a bustling business district and a commitment to education, as seen in the creation of the Amber School, the first consolidated school in Oklahoma.