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Road Trip Oklahoma visits Wewoka

Oklahoma's Own News 9 is visiting Wewoka on March 16. Named for the Seminole word meaning "barking water," Wewoka was founded in 1866 and serves as the seat of Seminole County and capital of the Seminole Nation. In the mid-1920s, Wewoka boasted an amusement park with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a carousel, a shooting gallery, and a skating rink. More>>

Fun Facts About Wewoka »

  • Wewoka is a Seminole word meaning "water that barks." The town was named for a small water fall on Weowka Creek.
  • For a long time, Wewoka was one of only a handful of towns in Oklahoma in which people of all races lived on the same side of the tracks.
  • The phrase "lost in the Wewoka switch" originated in the early 1900s when the Rock Island Railway ran through Wewoka. During the oil boom, sometimes the tracks would be so overcrowded that shipments were lost on the side tracks, thus if anything went missing in the whole Rock Island Railway, it was said to be "lost in the Wewoka switch."
  • During WWII, German POWs were held at Wewoka.
  • Mr. S. North and Dr. A.V. Coffee co-owned a building in Wewoka. They couldn't agree on terms to sell out to one or the other, so they settled the matter by cutting the building in half with a chainsaw.

Schedule of Events »

Friday, March 16, 2012

11:00am-3:00pm

Dr. Gil Morgan Municipal Golf Course and Country Club

Named after professional golfer and Wewoka native Gil Morgan, this golf course features nine holes to test your skill. Join us for lunch at the Country Club and win some prizes.

  • Come spin our prize wheel for great surprises!
  • 11:00am-3:00pm Special pricing on lunch specials at the Country Club
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Enjoy a fun meet and greet with Jed Castles.

4:00pm-6:00pm

Seminole Nation Museum

The Seminole Nation Museum serves to preserve and chronical the rich history and traditions of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. Visitors can enjoy an educational and enjoyable guided tour through the artifacts, photographs, and interpretive exhibits that pay homage to this historical tribe.

  • Come spin our prize wheel for great surprises!
  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm Museum reception featuring special performances and traditional foods.

Community Visits

Wewoka Middle School

Jed Castles and Val Castor, Lead Storm Chaser, will teach kids about Oklahoma weather during an entertaining and informative weather presentation.

Leadership Luncheon

Christina Eckert will participate in a luncheon with Wewoka leaders.

Wewoka High School

Lauren Nelson will drop by to visit with the Student Council and National Honor Society.

Wewoka Senior Citizen Center

On Wednesday, Robin Marsh, Stan Miller and Jed Castles will talk with some seniors in Wewoka about living in a small town during troubled economic times.

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