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OKG shop: Gear up and get out of town

Whether you’re visiting Red Rock Canyon State Park; the cold, clear water
at Turner Falls; or even just Mom and Dad’s house, we’ve compiled a list of local merchants who can help you get stocked up for the trip. Make sure you pack your sunscreen!

Evel Knievel

Book about Evel Knievel commemorates special trip to Cooperville

In the 1960s and 1970s, a new type of hero rose to the forefront of American culture, capturing the hearts and imaginations of a nation looking for the perfect post-Vietnam War icon. His name was Evel Knievel. Mounting his patriotic-themed motorcycle, he inspired countless throngs of gawkers by jumping buses or canyons or whatever else

Midtown man

Wynn has an insatiable interest in the history of his city and described himself as an urban archeologist who unearths lost histories and relevant stories about areas of downtown and buildings both standing and gone. He said the research portion of the Midtown book excited him and finding new facts and stories made him “want

Family ties

Blake Bailey can’t look at one distinct Oklahoma City high-rise without thinking about his brother, Scott. As a young man, Scott was arrested for disturbing the peace after he was caught dangling from a horizontal flagpole at the top of the office tower. “That is precisely and invariably what I associate with 50 Penn Place,”

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