The Greater Southwest Historical Museum in Ardmore, Oklahoma, was created to preserve and share the rich social, cultural and economic history of south-central Oklahoma, especially that of Ardmore and Carter counties.
Artifacts of all varieties can be found in the museum, ranging from an early electric car to a steam-pumper fire engine to the Wichita Falls Spudder Rig that was widely used in the Ardmore area oil fields from the 1920s to the 1940s. The centerpiece, however, is the Sam Noble Hall, featuring exhibits that recreate Western life at the turn of the century. An original log cabin welcomes visitors, who can then journey through the town's general store, drug store, law office, school, barbershop and more.
The museum's third wing additionally houses a Military Memorial Museum, which honors the history of local military legends from the American Revolution to Desert Storm.
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