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February 1, 2019

Contact: Shea J. Otley
State Historic Preservation Office, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-4485

Oklahoma Centennial Farm and Ranch Commemorative Book Deadline Approaching

OKLAHOMA CITY — To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Oklahoma Centennial Farm and Ranch program, the Oklahoma Historical Society is sponsoring a new book, “Oklahoma Centennial Farms & Ranches.” The book will celebrate our centennial farms and ranches, and Oklahoma’s rich agricultural history. Acclaim Press will oversee the creation of this unique volume, and all recipients of Oklahoma Centennial Farm and Ranch Awards are invited to share their stories. Families are not required to purchase a book in order to be included. To submit your family’s story, please download the form found at www.okhistory.org/frbook. The deadline for submission to be included in “Oklahoma Centennial Farms & Ranches” is February 28, 2019.

To qualify for a Centennial Farm or Ranch Award, a property must be owned by a family member for at least 100 years and must be operated or occupied by a family member or leased out by a family member. The property must include a minimum of 40 acres and have gross annual sales of at least $1,000. As of 2019, the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry have sponsored the Centennial Farm and Ranch Awards for 30 years.

The State Historic Preservation Office is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.



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