The Race of the Cardinal

The Race of the Cardinal

The Race of the Cardinal The exodus began with one. A near featherless hope for a future lingering just south of against the odds. The nest sat five feet above the ground, woven into a far-reaching branch of a sixth-year elm, built by a pair of monogamous Cardinals...
Haunted Highway 9

Haunted Highway 9

For many, the sight of an open highway can lead to moments of nostalgia, reminding one of the family trips and warm welcomes. For others, they inspire a sense of adventure, the promise of something new that contains an element of danger. And yet, there is danger out...
69 Years & The Spotlight Still Shines On

69 Years & The Spotlight Still Shines On

Tulsa’s Spotlight Theatre Hosts Longest Running Production In the US The BeginningHistoryShow LongevitySpotlight Video provided by John D Beasley There is an aroma of the past as one walks into the small lobby at 1381 Riverside Drive in Tulsa. It’s...
911 Rescue on the Ranch

911 Rescue on the Ranch

We have all seen them. They lay strewn along the asphalt, the hardly noticed victims of a technology they will never understand. According to the U.S.  Department of Transportation, over one million unfortunate animals meet their demise on the endless stretch of...
Black Medicine Brew Is The Perk You Need

Black Medicine Brew Is The Perk You Need

Its origins are a bit mysterious. However, one legend has it that a goat herder named Kaldi stumbled upon it in the forests of the Ethiopian plateau. It turns out his goats found renewed energy after eating some strange berries. Those berries would eventually become...
Less Is More

Less Is More

It was the atrocious state of her lower attire that cast me back in time… When I was but a lad of fifteen, my very existence depended on a pair of nylon pants containing zippers with both horizontal and vertical options. And the color choices were amazing! Both...
Haunted Spook Lights Of Oklahoma

Haunted Spook Lights Of Oklahoma

Oklahoma Lights In 1946 a small platoon of military men arrived in the desolate northeast corner of the Sooner State. This was not a top-secret operation or retrieval of hidden Nazis. These men were tasked with something much more obscure and baffling. The mission?...
Cherokee National Prison Museum Since 1875

Cherokee National Prison Museum Since 1875

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 Territory until 1898. The...
Wounded Veterans Can Use A Hero Like You

Wounded Veterans Can Use A Hero Like You

Wounded Veterans Struggle 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...
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 they did see it. But to a few, it’s a place of memory...
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....
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 beginning....
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...
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...
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...
Former Stomping Grounds of Leon Russell

Former Stomping Grounds of Leon Russell

Leon Russell & Opportunity Knox, Building a Legacy one landmark at a time. As she sat amid the hustle and bustle of the diner’s morning breakfast rush sporting a red Church Studio tee and a slight sense of anxiety, I couldn’t help but feel like I was...
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...
Who Says An Old Tiger Can’t Learn New Tricks

Who Says An Old Tiger Can’t Learn New Tricks

Who Says an Old Tiger Can’t Learn New Tricks CL HARMON While lis­ten­ing to Wiley Ole­son dur­ing our inter­view, I couldn’t help but think back to the first time I heard the band Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” from the big screen while Rocky Bal­boa was gear­ing up...
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 were...
Step Out Of Your Car And Into The Past

Step Out Of Your Car And Into The Past

TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE Step Out Of Your Car And Into The Past C. L. Harmon May 25, 2016 When the wind came sweep­ing down the plains of Okla­homa in the 1870’s and 80’s, it brought Native Amer­i­cans from all cor­ners of what would become the con­ti­nen­tal...
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...
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 sight...
Dale Lewis Follows The Roads To Discovery

Dale Lewis Follows The Roads To Discovery

Dale Lewis Fol­lows The Road to Discovery CL HARMON Indi­vid­u­al­i­ty is one of the most abun­dant resources in Okla­homa. This is not to say that indi­vid­u­al­i­ty isn’t preva­lent in oth­er places as well. But Okla­homa seems to have it almost ooz­ing from the...
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...
A Visionary Touch

A Visionary Touch

He is not a large man in stature but puts 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 interpreted life...
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 whoever said,...
Welcome To Uniquelahoma!

Welcome To Uniquelahoma!

We want to share what makes you unique with the world. Welcome to the world of the 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 allowed me to meet and...