Perry, Oklahoma was born of the 1893 land run which opened the Cherokee Strip for settlement. At noon on September 16, 1893 the sound of a pistol signaled the beginning of the great race to stake a claim and take title to 160 acres of virgin land. The town of Perry sprang up in a single day with 40,000 residents of the tent city by nightfall.
These determined settlers created a community on the plains that still thrives today. Immerse yourself in the exciting history of the land run at the Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry and stick around to enjoy the local flavor at family-owned restaurants with a long history of satisfied diners.
Shower your loved one with choice chocolates and fresh flowers found in Oklahoma shops. Whether you’re looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day, anniversary or ‘just because’ gift, you can head to one of these Oklahoma businesses for locally-crafted confection creations and beautiful bouquets.
It’s pretty hard to beat a weekend afternoon whiled away in an antique shop. While just over a century old, the state of Oklahoma has a surprising selection of antique malls and boutiques that will tickle the fancy of pickers and collectors of every stripe.
Discover Noble County and trace your family history and ancestry with this list of county-specific genealogy resources.