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This bronze statue commemorates the mock wedding ceremony of Mr. Oklahoma and Mrs. Indian Territory that took place during the statehood celebrations and inauguration of the first governor in 1907.


Museums Galore

If you like museums Guthrie is the place to visit. Of all the exhibits at the Oklahoma Territorial Museum, we especially enjoyed immersing ourselves in the history of the Land Run of 1889. There were photos, poignant excerpts from diaries, the actual bugle used to signal the start of the race and authentic wagon placards proclaiming "Oklahoma or Bust". Click here to see the Land Run photo exhibit. New to us was learning about Oklahoma’s all black towns and Edward P. McCabe who pushed for Oklahoma to enter the Union as a black state.

In the early 1900’s, the citizens of Guthrie disregarded Carnegie’s mandate for simple, useable space and built a library with a majestic dome, multiple fireplaces and a community meeting room. We were disappointed that it was closed for restoration when we visited.


The Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum is a fascinating turn of the century pharmacy. It is filled with literally thousands of old time potions and tonics for every conceivable ailment. Click here to learn more.

Hours can be spent reading the labels … many had enticing graphics and ingredients like turpentine and kerosene. Next to the display of opium, cocaine and heroin was an authentic register where folks simply signed for the drugs … no prescription required!

No drugstore would be complete without an ice cream and soda fountain ... along with a big brass cash register.

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