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Gerome Riley

Historian, Semi-pro Baseball Player

Gerome Riley, a native of Claremore, OK, shares his story of being a successful student-athlete and semi-professional baseball player and how he dedicated himself to chronicling and preserving the Black history of Oklahoma.

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Voices of Oklahoma - Volume III

Stories from the Oral History Website

John Erling with John Hamill

Voices of Oklahoma is the third volume of stories from the oral history website and features inspiring and entertaining stories about the adventures of Sooner State citizens.

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New Topic: Oklahoma Leaders

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Cyrus Avery

Businessperson, Oilman, Highway Commissioner, Oklahoma Leaders

Dubbed "The Father of Route 66", Cyrus Stevens Avery was a dynamic businessman, oilman, and Oklahoma Highway Commissioner who created the Federal Highway System as well as the U.S. Highway 66 Association.

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Voices of Oklahoma - Volume III:

Stories from the Oral History Website

John Erling with John Hamill

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By preserving the voices and legacies of influential Oklahomans, we equip current and future generations with the wisdom to guide Oklahoma to a brighter tomorrow.

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We provide educators throughout Oklahoma and across the country with helpful tips and guides that help them readily apply our body of historical oral histories to their lessons.

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Our library of oral histories and historical content provides students the rare opportunity to learn directly from those who experienced and shaped historic moments firsthand.

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