Grand River Historical Society

The Grand River Historical Society, in affiliation with the South Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce, strives to promote an understanding of the history of Northeastern Oklahoma through advertising publications, regional museum displays and library locations.

Regional Explorers Video

Settling the Grand River Valley Video

A Century of Progress Video

Echoes From The Past Volumes I & II




Northeast OK Libraries

Northeast OK Museums

The exploration & settlement of the Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory




Charles Claude DuTisne (Du Tane), a French army officer was commissioned to find a passage way to the southwest that would enable trade with the Spanish in the territory that today is New Mexico.  DuTisne didnít accomplish that objective in 1719, but he found much more.  Traveling across northeastern Oklahoma near Chelsea and Salina further south, upon his return he reported the boundless potential of the regions.  His exploration, and that of others you will find on the Regional Explores Link above.

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