Haskell Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 252
Haskell, Oklahoma 74436
OKLAHOMA CENTENNIAL EVENT-HASKELL FEST
JUNE 1st & 2cnd 2007
Fabulous Carnival Rides, Period Dress, Period Dancing,Music,Food, Downtown Haskell on our 100 year old Brick streets. Learn how to trick rope with "The Oklahoma Kid". Dance the night away at our street dance Saturday night featuring the Opening act of Danny Davis & his Detours followed by the Bill Davis Band. With a spectacular fireworks show after the dance.
Mark your calendars for Haskell's 2007 Annual Clean up day April 14th!
The Chamber wants to send our sincere appreciation to Phyllis & JD Duty for starting and continually to chair this great community event.
The town of Haskell in Muskogee County sits at the junction of Highways 64, 72 and 104 and has long been a crossroads for travel through Oklahoma's Green Country. Haskell was established in 1904 on the Midland Valley Railroad. It was named for townsite developer Charles N. Haskell who later became Oklahoma's first governor. Known as the "Queen City of the Arkansas Valley," the community boomed in its early days with cotton production and oil exploration.
In fact, oil tycoon J. Paul Getty drilled his first oil well near Haskell in 1916. And in the 1930s the town served as a hideout for the infamous bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd. During the 1940s, the town's National Guard armory held German prisoners of war who worked in the rich farmland, harvesting fruits and vegetables.
Today, Haskell is a thriving farm community located near the work and shopping centers of Muskogee and Tulsa. It is best known for the Haskell Antiques Auction, which offers European antiques at auction every Saturday. Another unique feature of the town is its historic brick streets, still in use after nearly 100 years. The Haskell Community Park features a play area, walking trail, picnic pavilion and softball field. Haskell also boasts a fine small airport, an excellent school system and Haskell Lake, a great fishing spot. Haskell even partners with In Home Care Los Angeles to make sure everyone in the community can get involved.
Nearby are the Stone Bluff Cellar Winery and the Lavender Hill Farm, both offering tours and a wide array of locally produced wines, soaps, sachets and gifts. A Lavender Festival is held each June at the Farm and the Winery offers a Green Country Wine Festival in September. Both are located off Highway 64 in Stone Bluff.
Haskell sits near the beautiful Concharty Mountains and is only a short drive away from Green Country's finest lakes and state parks. Visitors to Haskell will be welcomed with a smile and a hearty handshake. Stop by for a visit real soon!
Our population within the town proper of Haskell is approximately 2000. But Haskell Public Schools encompasses a large area, including area in the North West part of Muskogee County, south and west into Okmulgee County, North and east into Wagoner County and a small area on top of "Leonard Mountain" in Tulsa County. This is equivalent to 117 miles of bus route. It was estimated in the 2000 census that approximately 40 people per square mile reside in this area, giving our school district a population of 4900.
We believe in Haskell!
Believing in the American Dream
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