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Pawnee, Oklahoma

Pawnee, Oklahoma

Pawnee ... "Where the West Remains"

Pawnee is a friendly little town with a proud past and a bright future of renewed spirit and enthusiasm. The splendor of the old west - cowboys and Indians are still very much alive today. The magnificent old buildings stand today as monuments of a time gone by. The historical pioneer days are waiting to be rediscovered. The community is blessed with the best of churches, hospitals, museums, many fine dining establishments, unique shops ... the year starts with celebrations and continues throughout the spring, summer, and fall, and ends with the "Festival of Lights" at Christmas ... and countdown to the New Year. A nice place to relax .. A friendly place to live ... A fun place to visit ... Come see for yourself!

Home of ...

The Pawnee Tribe of Indians - 1874
Gordon W. Lillie (Pawnee Bill), 1883 Showman
Chester Gould, Birthplace - 1900, Creator of the World Famous Dick Tracy Cartoon
Moses Yellow Horse - Only Full Blooded Native American to ever play Major League Baseball - Pittsburg Pirates - 1922
Hawk Chief - First person to break the 4 minute mile (unofficial)

and more ...

* Pawnee had the oldest Piggly Wiggly store in America,
* the oldest Chevrolet distributorship,
* the first Ford dealer in Oklahoma,
* the first telephone in the Territory,
* and the first murder in cartoon history was committed in Pawnee, OK at the old Fischer Bakery (in the Dick Tracy cartoon)!

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Pawnee County Historical Museum

The Pawnee County Historical Society Museum presents artifacts in several period room displays and is also the Dick Tracy Collection Headquarters for the midwest.

Pawnee, OK Museums

Pawnee Monument

A monument located at the Pawnee Indian Agency honors the Pawnee Nation's original tribal leaders, and a marker tells tales of the tribe's early hardships.

Pawnee, OK Monuments

WPA Historic Bathhouse

Once again, one can almost hear the summertime laughter echoing through the various levels and verandas of this uniquely designed bathhouse carved from native stone in 1939 by President Franklin Roosevelt's WPA public works program. Closed in the 1950's in favor of a "modern"

Pawnee, OK Historic Buildings

Dick Tracy Mural

Pawnee, Oklahoma was the birthplace of Dick Tracy creator, Chester Gould, and a mural painted on the side of a building is the world's largest Dick Tracy cartoon. - Artist, Ed Melberg, Tulsa, OK, 1990.

6th and Harrison

Chester Gould

Pawnee, OK Arts

The Pawnee Bill Story ...

Looking across the Oklahoma prairie, one can imagine scenes once visible to the people of the frontier: No Man's Land, Indian Territory, cowboys, buffalo, and the great rolling plains. No other Oklahoman exemplified "The Wild West"

Pawnee, OK Famous People

Things to do near Pawnee, OK

Historic Rough Rider Monument

Dedicated to Roosevelt's Rough Riders buried at a nearby cemetery, this is the only monument dedicated to the Rough Riders in...

Scissortail Gallery of Fine Art

Original oil, acrylic, pen and ink, clayboard and bronze pieces from national Wildlife artists and "Cowboy Artists of America...

Satsuki Gardens

Incorporated in this garden are the three essential elements of Japanese landscaping - plants, water, and stone into this acr...