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Learn about OK History with 98 Apartments Owasso

Welcome to another edition of This Month in Oklahoma History from your community of apartments for rent in Owasso. This week’s post features some of the most famous events in Oklahoma history. For whatever reason,  January has been a big month for Oklahoma, historically.

 

We hope you’re having a great start to your year, and we hope you enjoy this week’s post! Give it a read, and be sure to share the link to this post with your friends and neighbors at your community of Owasso apartments.

 

January 03, 1971 — First Commercial Barge at Port of Muskogee

 

The Arkansas River was excavated specifically so this event could happen. This barge brought a whole bunch of steel pipes to Oklahoma, and it was all made possible by the hardworking men who deepened and widened the Arkansas River.

 

January 06, 1925 — Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is Formed

 

As most of you know, Oklahoma used to have a serious outlaw problem. It got so bad that the government decided to create a bureau of investigation that would have more authority than the state police. The bureau was tasked with cracking down on the outlaw issue, and that they did. The government appropriated $78,000 to the bureau’s cause, which would amount to $1.1 million in 2018. The money worked though — the number of bank robberies was reduced by more than 75%.

 

January 07, 1892 —  Worst Mining Disaster in Oklahoma History

 

People didn’t really care about safety in the late 1800s, and it led to some serious workplace disasters. The Krebs mining disaster was the worst of the, as almost 100 people lost their lives in the explosion. The man who ran the mine cared about profits more than he cared about worker safety, and this strategy backfired in a big way. The Krebs mining disaster remains remains the worst mining disaster in Oklahoma history, and let’s hope it stays that way.

 

January 21, 1929 — Governor of Oklahoma Impeached

 

Here’s another event that we hope never happens again. Governor Henry S. Johnson didn’t do anything too terrible to get himself impeached, but he was, ultimately, removed from office. 13 impeachment charges were brought forward, 11 were accepted, and one finally got him kicked out of office; general incompetence. Being governor is hard work, and you definitely can’t be generally incompetent if you want to hold the seat. Here’s hoping we never have another governor removed from office for being generally incompetent.

 

January 23rd, 1955 — National Cowboy Hall of Fame is Established

If you’ve never been to the National Cowboy Museum, January is the perfect month to check it out! Cowboys and pioneers were responsible for settling the American West, and this museum was created so future generations could experience their iconic lifestyle. Cowboys are an integral part of Oklahoma history, and their history is worth celebrating.

Those are all the historical events we’ve got for you this month! As always, we appreciate those of you who’ve taken some time out of your busy schedule to read the most recent edition of the 98 Apartments blog series. If you enjoyed reading this week’s post and would like to see more like it, go ahead and bookmark this page so you can check it again in a couple weeks. We’ll be back soon! While you wait for the next blog post, be sure to follow 98 Apartments on social media. After all, that’s the best way to stay in-the-know about everything going on at the community of apartments Owasso residents choose for upscale living.

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