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The 7th grade academic team won the state title in 1997. Two high school drama students advanced to national competition in 1997.
Submitted by Jim Carpenter, Oologah resident.

1995, 12 August
Will Rogers and his favorite quarterhorse, Comanche, pause again for a drink at the old town pump. The scene is recreated in The Cherokee Kid monument in downtown Oologah.
The Indian Territory town centered around the pump, a source of water for the community and for teams of horses bringing goods and people to the railroad depot. Will was no exception, stopping for a refreshing drink and a little conversation at the pump.
In 1992, the Oolagah Historical Society Commissioned Talala artist Sandra Van Zandt to sculpt the bronze monument. The monument was unveiled on Aug. 12 1995, in memory of Will Rogers on the 60th anniversary of his tragic death. Academy-award-winning actor Ben Johnson from Pawhuska, Oklahoma unveiled the monument. Assisting Johnson was Jimmy Rogers, Will's only surviving son.
Submitted by Jim Carpenter, Oologah resident

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Oologah and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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