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Haskell Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 252, 74436
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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 River 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 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!
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