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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School district spending
How much does your school district spend?
Here's a look at how much each school district in Oklahoma spent per pupil overall and the percentages it spent on administration in school year 2012-2013. Data is from the Oklahoma Office of Educational Quality and Accountability.
A closer look at superintendents' pay.
Here's a table showing what superintendents at each Oklahoma school district earned in 2013-2014, as recorded by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
Some totals are partial-year compensation because the superintendent took office during the fiscal year. Enrollment was not provided for some districts, so pay-per-student was not calculated. Total compensation per student is not intended as a definitive measure of whether someone is overpaid or underpaid, only as a starting point for comparing superintendent salaries among districts of all sizes.
Sales-tax free weekend
“Clothing” means all human wearing apparel suitable for general use.
Infant mortality stats
The entire State of the State report can be viewed online as well as individual ‘report cards’ for each county.
TCP 41st season
Tahlequah Community Playhouse Inc. announced the line-up for its 41st season
Third Thursday participants
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.
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