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Cherokee National Prison Museum

Cherokee National Prison Museum

There is a cer­tain macabre romance that one feels when enter­ing the Chero­kee Nation­al Prison Muse­um. The muse­um is locat­ed in the heart of the Chero­kee cap­i­tal of Tahle­quah and has stood there since 1875, con­tin­u­ing to func­tion for the Indi­an...
Wounded Veterans Can Use A Hero Like You

Wounded Veterans Can Use A Hero Like You

George Wash­ing­ton said, “Per­se­ver­ance and spir­it have done won­ders in all ages”. That sen­ti­ment is still alive today and for one orga­ni­za­tion, it has become a bat­tle cry of sorts due to a lack of finan­cial sup­port caused by the effects of COVID-19. The...
A View from the Outside Reveals the Purpose Inside

A View from the Outside Reveals the Purpose Inside

A View from the Out­side Reveals the Pur­pose Inside The Ori­gin of the Out­siders House Muse­um 731 N. St. Louis Avenue. It’s just an ordi­nary address of an old house in an old neigh­bor­hood that most peo­ple will nev­er see and would pay no atten­tion to it if...
Soon it Will be OK to Pop, Rock & Roll

Soon it Will be OK to Pop, Rock & Roll

It’s a struc­ture in progress with its steel fram­ing and con­crete foun­da­tions soon to appear, seem­ing­ly becom­ing just anoth­er build­ing ris­ing into the city. By appear­ances, it will prob­a­bly draw no more than glances from those on the express­way above...
There’s Only One Way To JAM

There’s Only One Way To JAM

Can­dy Lov­ing, Playboy’s 25th Anniver­sary Play­mate hold­ing the Novem­ber 1979 issue of JAM Mag­a­zine — issue #3   If one the great­est musi­cians in rock n’ roll gave you advice, would you take it? Per­haps for most it might depend on the advice. What if...
Creepy Tales From Route 66: Harvey Goes Home

Creepy Tales From Route 66: Harvey Goes Home

In 1935 the mid­west teetered on the edge of extinc­tion. Eco­nom­ic ruin had spread like an unchecked plague, infect­ing its way across the nation, shut­ting for-ever once prof­itable doors and ruin­ing the lives of mil­lions. But in Okla­homa that was only the...
Across the Board G.R. Carter is the Favorite

Across the Board G.R. Carter is the Favorite

With a boy­ish charm and sub­tle humor com­ing across the cell waves, our con­ver­sa­tion began with, “well that’s what peo­ple call me,” when I asked if I could call him G.R. I could imag­ine that being said with a slight inner chuck­le. His polite­ness and gen­tle...
The Place Where Cowboys Call Home

The Place Where Cowboys Call Home

What do you get when you mix cow­boys, jail doors, guns, a Hol­ly­wood icon, and horse sad­dles togeth­er? If you’re think­ing block­buster west­ern, you would be wrong…well at least for this arti­cle you would be. For this com­pi­la­tion, you need to be think­ing...
Sixty Year Chapter Coming to a Close

Sixty Year Chapter Coming to a Close

Since the print­ing of the first Guten­berg Bible in 1452, more than just the elite and church lead­ers have had the incred­i­ble expe­ri­ence of hold­ing the writ­ten word in their hands and turn­ing pages to dis­cov­er new adven­tures and knowl­edge. Books have been...
It Takes More Than Taste to Create Tradition

It Takes More Than Taste to Create Tradition

It Takes More Than Taste to Create Tradition Mon­do’s Ris­torante Turns 50 This Month Almost every tra­di­tion begins with three ingre­di­ents; fam­i­ly, friends, and food. Tra­di­tions cre­at­ed with those ingre­di­ents bring about a per­fect com­bi­na­tion entic­ing...
Dead Women Crossing

Dead Women Crossing

The fol­low­ing is based on actu­al events and may not be suit­able for all age ranges. If you are eas­i­ly scared or fright­ened please refrain from read­ing this true Okla­homa tale. At the turn of the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry, the annu­al divorce rate for the Unit­ed...
Giving Back 101: An Education In Paying It Forward

Giving Back 101: An Education In Paying It Forward

Okla­homa is known for many things. It is indeed a diverse and mul­ti-cul­tur­al state. But with­out its peo­ple, it’s just anoth­er place on this vast plan­et. At Unique­la­homa, we have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn about all types of peo­ple who pur­sue inter­est­ing...
A Land Both Far and Near

A Land Both Far and Near

A Land Both Far and Near Search­ing for that per­fect spot where the beau­ty of nature, his­to­ry, and art col­lide in a decades-old estate sit­u­at­ed on a hill that feels more like a thou­sand miles from a large busy city that is only min­utes away from down­town...
OU Football is Making its Mark!

OU Football is Making its Mark!

OU Football is Making its Mark! A look at the unique impact the Soon­ers are hav­ing on Amer­i­ca’s favorite pas­time. Remem­ber Bak­er May­field? A lot has hap­pened in the foot­ball world at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Okla­homa since the Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner, and...
A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time

A Moment in Time Today we remem­ber a day 75 years ago when prin­ci­ples were put before per­son­al choic­es, brav­ery was put forth to face the great­est of fears and sac­ri­fices were made that washed away in the tides of time. It was the day the great­est arma­da...
Who is Chuck Hoskin Jr.?

Who is Chuck Hoskin Jr.?

Who is Chuck Hoskin Jr.? Meet the Unique Okla­homan run­ning for Chief of the Chero­kee Nation Chuck Hoskin Jr. is a name that has been shared across nation­al air­ways con­cern­ing Chero­kee and Native Amer­i­can affairs and local­ly, in the state of Okla­homa,...
How to Make a Sandwich

How to Make a Sandwich

How to Make a Sandwich I sat across the table from her as we enjoyed our per­son­al­ized pizza’s win­dow side, a world away from the bus­tle hap­pen­ing through the thin veil of the win­dow pane. It was a teach­ing moment with my astute and, at times, very direct...
Santa is Real! You Just Haven’t Met Him Yet

Santa is Real! You Just Haven’t Met Him Yet

San­ta is Real! You Just Haven’t Met Him Yet CL Har­mon, Lead Author, Osage Nation Mem­ber 18 Decem­ber 2018 co-pub­lished with Tul­sa Lifestyle Mag­a­zine The True Spir­it of Christ­mas Is Clos­er Than You Might Think You bet­ter watch out, you bet­ter not cry,...
Halloween Events

Halloween Events

Halloween Events “Be silent in that solitude,Which is not loneliness—for then­The spir­its of the dead, who stood­In life before thee, are again­In death around thee, and their will­Shall over­shad­ow thee; be still.” —From “Spir­its of the Dead” by Edgar...
It Was A Hell Of A Bite

It Was A Hell Of A Bite

How A Mos­qui­to Can Change Your Life CL HARMON The fol­low­ing sto­ry is one that I felt com­pelled to write for a cou­ple of rea­sons. The first is sim­ply because it’s an incred­i­ble sto­ry about sur­viv­ing when all of the odds appear stacked in the oppo­site...
Short — Shall We Never Forget

Short — Shall We Never Forget

Unique­la­homa hon­ors all those who fought for free­dom on D‑Day this 74th Anniver­sary. C.L. Har­mon Wouldn’t it be a remark­able event if 5,000 ships came to the res­cue of peo­ple who were being oppressed? What if those ships were car­ry­ing 150,000 troops who...
Happy Mother’s Day Mom

Happy Mother’s Day Mom

Hap­py Moth­er’s Day Mom CL HARMON Unique­la­homa is pri­mar­i­ly about unique and spe­cial peo­ple, ones who make the state a bet­ter place. This week, I thought I would write about the most unique and spe­cial per­son I know. She goes by many names to dif­fer­ent...
Haunted Sacred Heart Mission

Haunted Sacred Heart Mission

Sacred Heart: Kon­awa Okla­homa ERIC NEHER Eric lives in Blan­chard with his wife and son. He is a con­tribut­ing author to Ozark Farm and Neigh­bors as well has hav­ing sev­er­al flash fic­tion sto­ries pub­lished. On the evening of Jan­u­ary 15th, 1901 a strange...
The Wizards of Tech are Over the Rainbow

The Wizards of Tech are Over the Rainbow

The Wiz­ards of Tech: Tech­si­co & Todd Black­burn CL HARMON You push a but­ton on your phone, and you’re con­nect­ed to any­one you wish to speak with. You strike a key on your com­put­er, and you have access to the entire world. You type a quick mes­sage on your...
An Enlightened Musical Experience Is No Myth

An Enlightened Musical Experience Is No Myth

An Enlight­ened Musi­cal Expe­ri­ence Is No Myth CL HARMON Dis­cov­er­ing some­thing new and dif­fer­ent is usu­al­ly an inter­est­ing or at least an enlight­en­ing expe­ri­ence. Doing this and real­iz­ing that you like it, well that is just is cool.  It’s like...
On A Collision Course: The Larry Shaeffer Legacy

On A Collision Course: The Larry Shaeffer Legacy

On A Collision Course: The Larry Shaeffer Legacy It’s as though one is stand­ing inside his mem­o­ries while gaz­ing at the walls of his office. Rem­nants of almost 50 years aboard a metaphor­i­cal train that has sped through the years on a mys­tery track lead­ing him...
Nic ‘Nos’ What The Future Holds

Nic ‘Nos’ What The Future Holds

Nic ‘Nos’ What The Future Holds 22 MARCH, 2018 Culture Music Oklahoma City “Let’s just ask Nick, he will know”. And with that statement came the birth of the Oklahoma City band Nicnos. After playing an open mike night for fun several years back, the young...
The Road To Success: Larry Shaeffer’s Legacy

The Road To Success: Larry Shaeffer’s Legacy

The Road To Success: Larry Shaeffer’s Legacy Some make his­to­ry while oth­ers pre­serve it. It is rare to find an indi­vid­ual that does both. It takes one who mar­ries the past to the future and forms a union which intro­duces igno­rance to wis­dom, wrong to right,...
Never Tell Me The Odds

Never Tell Me The Odds

Never Tell Me The Odds JESSICA WILLIAMS Strategic Communications major at OSU. “If you find happiness you need to hold on to it because it is never guaranteed that it will last.”   Shane Hoffman, a journalism professor at Oklahoma State University, seems to be a...
Carving Out A New Place In The World

Carving Out A New Place In The World

Carv­ing Out A New Place In The World 22 FEB, 2018 Wood­work­ing Give­away ======> Click HERE <====== I think most would agree that art is a form of expres­sion. Some artists use paint and a can­vas. Oth­ers use words and paper, while still oth­ers use clay and...
In the Midst of Reality

In the Midst of Reality

In the Midst of Reality What Kind of Change Do You Want To Be? Marco Pitt, Senior Travelers, Italy Febuary 15, 2018 “What you hold onto holds on to you.” This is a mantra that C.L. Harmon, author of In the Midst of Reality, lives by. His novel was self-published on...
Where the Wind Comes Sweepin’… Anything but Plain

Where the Wind Comes Sweepin’… Anything but Plain

Okla­homa and me… and I… and my eye Where the Wind Comes a‑Sweepin’ … Any­thing but Plain I’m a fifth-gen­er­a­tion Okla­homan. My great-great grand­par­ents bought 40 acres in Haskell Coun­ty in 1913 and my fam­i­ly has alter­nate­ly farmed and ranched it ever since....
A Visionary Touch

A Visionary Touch

  He is not a large man in stature but put a paint­brush in his hand and he becomes larg­er than life. Frank Loren­zo of Pawhus­ka is the first to say that he prefers to paint out­side the lines. Even as a young man with crayons, he real­ized that he...
Remembering A Century In The Making

Remembering A Century In The Making

Two years ago on this day, a very spe­cial lady passed away. She was not famous or rich, but to many, she had a great impact on their lives. She embod­ied a life of strug­gles and faith that should be a reminder to all how we should live our own lives. For 100 years...
A Grandmother To All

A Grandmother To All

A Grandmother To All It’s a bond beyond expla­na­tion. One that revives a tired soul back into jubi­la­tion. In many ways it makes the old feel young again by mag­i­cal­ly build­ing a bridge that leads to a play­ground where love and fun are the only rules. I believe...

Welcome To Uniquelahoma!

We want to share what makes you spe­cial with the world. Wel­come to the world of unique! Wel­come to Unique­la­homa! This is your invi­ta­tion for a glimpse into the peo­ple, places, and beau­ty of Okla­homa. Being a jour­nal­ist for many years has afford­ed me the...

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