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Oklahoma History Academic Standards

OKH.3.2 Assess the impact of the cattle and coal mining industries on the location of railroad lines, transportation routes, and the development of communities.

Oklahoma History Center Education Resources

Traveling Trunks
Cowboy

The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture

David Dary, "Cattle Drives"
Jim Hoy, "Cattle Industry"
Steven D. Dortch, "Chisholm Trail"
Carl N. Tyson, "Shawnee Trail"
Carl N. Tyson, "Western Trail"
Eric Goostree, "Mining Towns"
Steven L. Sewell, "Coal"
Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr., "Railroads"
Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr., "Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway"
Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr., "Fort Smith and Western Railway"
Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr., "Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway"
Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr., "Oklahoma Central Railway"
Donald E. Green, "Settlement Patterns"

Research Center Resources

Rennard A. Strickland, The Indians in Oklahoma (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981)
Robert E. Smith, Oklahoma's Forgotten Indians (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1981)
Jimmy M. Skaggs, Ranch and Range in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1983)
Donovan L. Hofsommer, Railroads in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Historical Society, 1977)
John W. Morris, Drill Bits, Picks, and Shovels: A History of Mineral Resources in Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: 1982)

Audio/Visual

Online Primary Sources

"Railroad Maps and Plans," Linda Hall Library
"Railroad Journals from the 19th Century," Linda Hall Library
"Railroad Maps, 1828–1900," Library of Congress
"Indian Territory showing railroad systems, June 30, 1902," United States Department Of The Interior, and United States Commission To The Five Civilized Tribes (Washington, DC: The Dept, 1902), Library of Congress
"Indian Territory showing townsites approved to June 30, 1902," United States Department Of The Interior, and United States Commission To The Five Civilized Tribes (Washington, DC: The Dept, 1902), Library of Congress
"Indian Territory showing railroad systems, June 30, 1903," United States Commission To The Five Civilized Tribes (Washington, DC: The Dept. of the Interior, 1903), Library of Congress

Additional Resources

Railroads of Oklahoma, (Oklahoma City: Oklahoma Department of Transportation, 1978)
Oklahoma Railway Museum
"Eric Standridge, "Early Railroads of Southeast Oklahoma," Owlcation




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