Did You Know...

 
      • 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?

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      • Craig County was established at statehood in 1907 and named for Ganville Craig, a prominent Cherokee Indian?

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      • 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?

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      • McDonalds Glass House Restaurant in Vinita is the largest McDonalds in the world?

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      • Britain's Royal Air Force operated a glider pilot school three miles north of Vinita during World War II?

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      • Gangster Kate "Ma" Barker and her sons are buried in Williams Cemetery east of Welch?

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      • Anna Belle 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.?

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      • Pensacola Dam on Grand Lake is the largest multi-arch dam in the world?

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      • The Vinita 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 Hall?

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      • Vinita Public Schools opened on September 18, 1899?

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      • President Franklin D. Roosevelt made an unscheduled stop in Vinita because of a hastily passed city ordinance that said that all passenger trains carrying a President must stop?

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