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.
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.
Table of Contents
Old Paint, Harper County8000 BC Rune or Ruse?, HeavenerAD 1012 That Fatal Country, Fort Gibson1834 After the Tears, Tahlequah1846 A Second Trail of Tears, Chustenahlah1861 The Trail That Built a Kingdom, Chisholm Trail1867 Custer’s Dress Rehearsal, Washita River1868 Indomitable, Bitter Creek1873 Long Live the Bandit Queen, Eufaula1889 Boomer Sooner, Oklahoma City1890 Dead or Alive, Preferably Dead, Rabbit Trap1892 Taking Bill Doolin, Twice, Guthrie1896 Gala Day, 101 Ranch1905 Buffalo Comeback, Wichita Mountains1907 Hold Your Nose and Sign, Guthrie1907 Land of the Reds, Seminole County1917 Burning Greenwood, Tulsa1921 Wild Mary and No. 1 Stout, Oklahoma City1930 King Tut’s Tomb, Oklahoma-Style, Spiro1933 Take Me Back to Tulsa, Tulsa1934 Black Sunday, Cimarron County1935 Meet the Okies, Route 661939 Kate and Angie, Muskogee1941 Freaks of the Storm, Tinker Air Force Base1948 Visible At Last, Norman1950 Black Saturday, Norman1957 Way Down Yonder, Anadarko Basin1972 The Karen Silkwood Mystery, Crescent1974 900-Foot Jesus, Tulsa1980 Terror in the Heartland, Oklahoma City1995 Go to the Cross, Moore1999 Bridge to Nowhere, Webbers Falls2002 Oklahoma Facts and Trivia Bibliography Index About the Author