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City of Okemah, Oklahoma – A City of Resources

Okemah, Oklahoma, situated east of Oklahoma City and southwest of Tulsa on Interstate 40, is named in honor of a Kickapoo Indian chief that settled in the area around the time the town was established April 22, 1902.  Each year the community celebrates this anniversary with Pioneer Days, a weekend of family friendly activities held the last weekend in April.  Okemah is also home to folk-music icon Woody Guthrie and is host to the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in July.

The county seat of Okfuskee County, Okemah also serves as the headquarters for Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, a Muscogee Native American Tribe.  Okemah has a superior education system, an active community with regular activities and hosts many championship bass tournaments at the Okemah Lake.

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