Cherokee National Prison Museum
Cherokee National Prison Museum timeline The Cherokee National Prison opened in 1975, though efforts to establish the facility began decades before. The Cherokee National Prison Museum includes a timeline of the prison’s history. 1851 - The Cherokee National Council allocated $1,879 to build a prison, but funding was insufficient to begin immediately. 1873 - The council appropriates $6,000 from Cherokee Outlet lease fees to build the prison. 1874 - A call for contractors is published in the Cherokee Advocate. 1875 - Construction is completed. 1875 - The Cherokee Advocate moves operations to the prison for a year after the Cherokee National Supreme Court building is damaged by fire. 1876 - High Sheriff Samuel Sixkiller orders the construction of a 10-foot high fence, a garden and mechanical shops. 1900 - The Cherokee Nation pardons all convicted in its courts and all incarcerated prisoners after passage of the Curtis Act of 1898, which essentially abolished tribal courts in Indian Territory. 1903 - After fire razed the Cherokee Orphan and Insane Asylum, the prison’s facilities are adjusted to allow housing of displaced persons. 1904 - Cherokee County buys the prison to serve as its jail. 1925 - The third floor of the prison is removed during a renovation after the building was condemned. 1974 - The facility is included on the National Register of Historic Places. 1979 - Cherokee County sells the building back to the Cherokee Nation. 1986 - The Cherokee Nation Library and Adult Learning Center is housed in the building. 2010 - The Cherokee Nation begins a renovation of the building. 2011- The Cherokee National Prison Museum opens.
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Tahlequah Main Street Association Inc. President Amy Yarnell Carter contacted downtown merchants to see who planned to be open for Third Thursday Art Walk and said the following businesses planned to be opened.
Online poll results about Hobby Lobby decision
The Daily Press polled its online readers asking if the agree with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow a private business (such as Hobby Lobby) to decline to offer certain types of insurance coverage (such as contraceptive birth control) to employees, based on the religious beliefs of the owners?
SCOTUS decision on Hobby Lobby
To read the balance of the full text of the Supreme Court’s decision, visit: http://www2.bloomberglaw.com/public/desktop/document/Burwell_v_Hobby_Lobby_Stores_Inc_No_13354_and_13356_US_June_30_20
The history of Independent Retailer Month
The history of Independent Retailer Month
Summer camps at NSU
The following is a list of remaining camps available this summer at Northeastern State University.
Cherokee county restaurants are inspected four to two times a year on average for compliance with the state’s health code.
The results of these inspections are open to the public in a searchable database on the state website.
Fitness program caters to people with developmental disabilities
Spirit - which stands for "Social Physical Interactive Respectful Inclusive Teamwork" - offers classes that help clients with developmental disabilities build muscle, increase flexibility and improve their diets. As a population, they have limited opportunities when it comes to health, Smith says. "And a lot need more social interaction," he adds.
CareerTech earmarks funds for truck driving, oil work
A shortage of truck drivers and oil field workers in Oklahoma led state career education officials Thursday to set aside millions of dollars to train workers in those professions.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: HIV/AIDS statistics
In the United States 1.1 million people are living with HIV/AIDS today and worldwide about 35.3 million people are living with HIV, the Center for Disease Control reports.
40th annual Cookson Jubilee already revving up
With the 39th annual Cookson Jubilee this past weekend, “39 and Holding, Don’t Know Jack,” volunteers with the Tenkiller Area Community Association (TACO) can begin planning for a huge celebration next June.
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