The Wild Frontier - Central Oklahoma Frontier Country

The Wild Frontier

Posted by Lauren Lorenzen, public relations manager on 05/04/2009


The Wild Frontier


CENTRAL OKLAHOMA-  The Western heritage of Oklahoma embodies the pioneering spirit that inspired individuals to stake their claim in America's last frontier.

"Oklahoma is a cowboy state," said Dan Provo, director of the museum in the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. "Many people visiting Oklahoma are surprised at the great amount of history relating to cowboys, ranching and cattle trails in Oklahoma. Most of the major cattle trails of the American West occur in Oklahoma, and the reality of cowboy and ranch life is still fresh and alive in many parts of Oklahoma."

Oklahoma's history is unarguably the most unique of all 50 states, from land runs and boomtowns to the Trail of Tears and the Five Civilized American Indian tribes, Oklahoma symbolizes the heritage of the American Frontier.

            See some of central Oklahoma's Western heritage highlights in Oklahoma City, including Stockyards City, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Oklahoma History Center and Red Earth Museum. Head west to Yukon and El Reno to see the Express Clydesdales Ranch, the Chisholm Trail, historic Fort Reno and the Canadian County historical museum. Also be sure to visit Tatanka Ranch near Stroud and the Seminole Nation Museum in Wewoka.

Frontier Country Marketing Association, a 501 c-6 organization, represents the 12 central counties in Oklahoma promoting economic growth of the tourism industry. To learn more about Frontier Country, Western and Native American art, cowboy culture and tribal heritage, call 405-232-6552 or visit





For Immediate Release: May 4, 2009

Contact: Lauren Lorenzen, Public Relations Manager

Telephone: 405-232-6552

E-mail: [email protected]