Their happiest days: Life in rural Oklahoma at the turn of the century

My family and I traveled to Beaver’s Bend State Park in Southeastern Oklahoma in April, and we found ourselves at a the Forest Heritage Center, which is a community museum of the area that became heavily populated because of the logging industry.

The museum is thorough, thanks for large-scale photographs of the people who called this part of the country home.

I loved this photo of four women and the all-school photo below, in which it’s hard to tell the oldest schoolgirls from their young teachers.


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2 responses to “Their happiest days: Life in rural Oklahoma at the turn of the century

  1. I just visited the old neighborhood where my dad grew up, near Chicago. It wasn’t as old as these photos, but it was also exciting to learn more about what it was like to grow up when my grandparents first bought their house :)

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