Wednesday, May 27, 2009

WOODS COUNTY


CHEROKEE STRIP MUSEUM
HISTORY:
The Cherokee Strip Museum, located at 901 14th Street in Alva, Oklahoma, is dedicated to preserving the history of the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma. Alva is a city in Woods County, Oklahoma, along the Salt Fork Arkansas River. The museum maintains many artifacts of the Cherokee Strip Land Run of 1893 and a history of the area up through the present time. This includes history and artifacts from a local WWII prison of war camp. Established in 1961, the museum is housed in the old hospital building, taking up 2 floors. There is also have an annex building connected to the museum, as well as, a barn, an old school house. Collections include a saloon, a machinery barn, the one room school house, the Dacoma Post Office, medical collections, artifacts from WWII POWs, and old farming equipment on display on the grounds. All of the rooms on the second and third floors have been bricked up, save for the historical surgical suite, on the second floor. THE STORY: Several people have seen something in that room from outside the museum at night, and there have been several accounts of people breaking in at night and seeing something. EVIDENCE: Anecdotal. Today, the city council of Alva is actively soliciting businesses and tourists to keep people in town, as the population of Woods County has been dropping since the 1930s. Alva lost 200 people between 1990 and 2000 according to official census figures.

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