Oklahoma – Indian Territory

Greetings From Oklahoma Postcard

Greetings From Oklahoma Postcard Available HERE.

From Indian Territory to outlaws to the Dust Bowl Days and the birth of Route 66, Oklahoma is steeped in history. This beautiful state deserves much exploration as you exit the Interstate and explore its many hidden treasures. Mile-for-mile, Oklahoma has the most diverse geography of any in the nation, with pine-covered mountains, alabaster caverns, cypress swamps, and tallgrass prairies.

Boasting more man-made lakes than any other state, Oklahoma also provides a haven for anglers, campers, and outdoor enthusiasts.

For the historian, Oklahoma tells the story of the struggles of the Native Americans as they were forced on the Trail of Tears in the 1830s and other routes in the 19th Century and proudly presents its Indian history, culture, and flavor throughout the state.

For history lovers of a later era, Route 66 through Oklahoma has more miles of the old pavement than any of the seven remaining states laying claim to a piece of the Mother Road.

Enjoy your travels in Oklahoma, and welcome to Indian Territory Legends.

Kathy R. Weiser-Alexander

Meadow Gold Sign in Tulsa, Oklahoma by Kathy Alexander

Meadow Gold Sign in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Kathy Alexander

The Oklahoma state flag honors more than 60 groups of Native Americans and their ancestors. The blue field comes from a flag carried by Choctaw soldiers during the Civil War. The center shield is the battle shield of an Osage warrior. It is made of buffalo hide and decorated with eagle feathers. Two symbols of peace lie across the shield. One is the calumet or peace pipe. The other is an olive branch. Crosses on the shield are Native American signs for stars, representing high ideals.

Ingalls, Oklahoma by Kathy Alexander.

Ingalls, Oklahoma, by Kathy Alexander.

Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma by Kathy Alexander.

Round Barn in Arcadia, Oklahoma, by Kathy Alexander.


Haunted Oklahoma

Historic People of Oklahoma

Legends of Indian Territory

Oklahoma Forts of the Old West

Oklahoma Ghost Towns

Quirky Oklahoma

Route 66

Treasure Hunting in Oklahoma


Afton – Fading Into History

Arcadia – Home of the Round Barn

Beyond Vinita, Oklahoma, on Route 66

Bristow – Queen of the Woodlands

Calumet to Hydro – An Old Stretch of the Mother Road

Catoosa and the Blue Whale

Chandler –  Last Gunfight of the Old West

Claremore – Home of Will Rogers

Clinton – Hub City of Western Oklahoma

Dairy Boy Drive-Ins in Oklahoma

Depew – Boom to Bust Town

Doaksville Archeological Site

Ed Galloway’s Totem Pole Park

Elk City – A Step Back In Time

El Reno – Home of the Oklahoma Land Rush

Erick and Texola – Gateways to Oklahoma

Foss & Canute – Beyond Glory Days

The Great Western Cattle Trail

Hell Raising Stroud, Oklahoma

Ingalls, Oklahoma Gunfight With the Doolin Gang

The Invasion of Oklahoma

Kellyville – Small Town America

Kenton, Oklahoma & No Man’s Land

Luther – Growing Today

Meridian Highway (U.S. 81)

Miami – Culture on Route 66

Oklahoma City – An Overnight Success 

Oklahoma Fun Facts & Trivia

Oklahoma Indian Battles

Oklahoma Photo Galleries

Oklahoma Postcards

Quapaw – Entering Oklahoma on Route 66

Route 66 – Oklahoma Mother Road

Oklahoma’s Ribbon of the Mother Road

Sapulpa – Crossroads of America

Santa Fe Trail – Highway to the Southwest

Sayre – Entering Cowboy Country

Shamrock – Oil Boom & Bust

Tulsa – Oil Capital of the World

Vinita – Crossroads of America

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Weatherford Big City Amenities With Small Town Charm

Wellston – Small Town 66

Writing Credits

© Kathy Alexander/Legends of America, updated February 2024.

National Route 66 Museum, Elk City, Oklahoma by the Federal Highway Administration.

National Route 66 Museum, Elk City, Oklahoma, by the Federal Highway Administration.

Also See:

Destinations Across America

Lost Landmarks & Vanished Sites

Route 66

Scenic Byways & Historic Trails