Did You Know...
created 21 Oct 1999
Five men from
Vinita have been inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame? They are
Judge James Davenport, Justice W.H. Komegay, Chief Tom Buffington, Poe
B. Vandament, Dr. F.M. Adams and O.B. Campbell?
was established at statehood in 1907 and named for Ganville Craig, a prominent
The Glass House
Restaurant on the Will Rogers Turnpike (currently McDonalds) in Vinita,
was the first restaurant facility constructed over a public highway in
the United States?
House Restaurant in Vinita is the largest McDonalds in the world?
Air Force operated a glider pilot school three miles north of Vinita during
World War II?
"Ma" Barker and her sons are buried in Williams
Cemetery east of Welch?
Mitchell of Vinita has revived the art of Cherokee pottery making and has
her work on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.?
on Grand Lake is the largest multi-arch dam in the world?
City Hall (completed in 1907, a few days before Oklahoma became a state)
was originally the Grand Opera House and later in the 1920's and 30's became
the Grand Theatre until 1938 it was remodeled for its present use of City
Schools opened on September 18, 1899?
D. Roosevelt made an unscheduled stop in Vinita because of a hastily passed
city ordinance that said that all passenger trains carrying a President