Are Talihina’s Tanks Really Pointing at Each Other?

Our town holds many, many marks of its long and proud history. From ancient Native American burial grounds to World War Two crash sites, Talihina and its surrounding area bears a lot of marks from those who have occupied it. One of the most recognizable Talihina landmarks is our M110 Howitzers. Stationed at the Talihina VA and the Kiamichi War Memorial, these giant relics remind us of the many local lives given to keep our country safe in hard times. They were placed in 1989 and now after nearly 30 years, they have their own story to tell. These giant

From Wagon to Homestead: A Pioneers Journey to Talihina

Across our many projects to preserve local history, we often come across gems that have been lost to time. But sometimes you find something so riveting, so golden that you just HAVE to share it. This week, our special gem is a series of interviews conducted with pioneers of Indian Territory. Our first interview, conducted by Johnson H Hampton in 1937, chronicles the life of W. M. Gardener who recalls his moving to Talihina by wagon in the late 1800s and landing in our beautiful corner of the world. Page after page he recalls many details about Talihina, Tuskahoma and

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