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New Book Celebrates the History of Oklahoma Panhandle
Vintage photographs and captions show Oklahoma’s Panhandle in a new light.
The book, written by Oklahoma Panhandle State University professor Sara Jane Richter, tells the tales of outlaws, college students, settlers, ranchers, native peoples, dust storms, immigrants, ghost towns, cattle, dinosaurs, lawmen, soldiers, and traders.
“I have always wanted to promote the Panhandle, and with this book, I can finally do that!” Richter said. “The Panhandle is full of interesting people and has a lot of fascinating history.”
Although the Panhandle often doesn't get the attention that it deserves, its history is full of stories interesting to people across the state, Richter added.
The Oklahoma Panhandle will be available July 25, 2011 at area bookstores, independent retailers, online retailers, and through Arcadia Publishing at (888) 313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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