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ON THE COVER: Harper Horn of Yukon comes from a long line of Oklahoma Czech royalty. Her grandmother, Sharon Kroutil, was crowned queen in 1971, and her mother, Traci, served as queen from 1994 to 1995 and Heritage Queen from 1995 to 1996. Photo by David Joshua Jennings
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Summer is winding down, and fall foliage season is about to begin, which makes this time of year one of the best to go road tripping in Oklahoma. These six routes stretch from the high plains of the northwest to the verdant mountains of McCurtain County, with restaurants, museums, scenic stops, and lots of breathtaking landscapes along the way.
Photography by Lori Duckworth
Down to the River
When writer Robert Reid and photographer Shane Bevel decided to follow the course of southeastern Oklahoma’s Little River, they never expected to encounter a group of dedicated birders searching for an elusive specimen or a festival dedicated to one of North America’s great cryptozoological legends. But travel is all about the unexpected.
By Robert Reid
Photography by Shane Bevel
In this essay, Enid-born writer Quraysh Ali Lansana remembers an elementary school visit from the author of The Outsiders and Tex—an experience that changed his life and propelled him into a career sharing the joys of literature with future generations.
Essay by Quraysh Ali Lansana
Art by Aaron Whisner
Every year, the city of Yukon celebrates its eastern European heritage with a festival dedicated to all things Czech. But the dancing, music, traditional costumes, and kolaches reveal a community deeply rooted in its ancestors’ culture.
Story and photography by David Joshua Jennings
North by Northwest
In this portfolio, photographer Eyakem Gulilat of Oklahoma City uses his camera to get to know the uncommon people, vibrant culture, and stark landscapes of the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Story and photography by Eyakem Gulilat
The stars come out en masse for Kenton’s Okie-Tex Star Party; Har-Ber Village Museum in Grove recalls centuries past; cool new media releases come sweeping in with autumnal winds; The Skeletorium in Okemah is perfect for spooky and stunning Halloween décor; and Campus Corner in Norman has plenty of ways to celebrate a sports dynasty.
The Most Wonderful Wonder podcast shares creepy historical tales; Tulsa’s Gathering Place creates quite a scene; southwestern Oklahoma native Clarence Hurt took down an enemy of the public; Bill Hancock of Hobart has nothing but hometown pride; and a trip to the Oklahoma City National Memorial inspires Norman poet Daniel Simon to write “Bloodstone.”
St. Mark’s Chop Room & Bar in Oklahoma City finally answers the burning question “Where’s the beef?”; pecans may be small in stature, but they are a nutritious, valuable, and fascinating crop; and the world’s most imaginative cake makers converge in Tulsa to win $250,000 in cash and prizes at the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show.