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Things to See and Do along the Jefferson Highway

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♦ Word is getting out in Oklahoma. Two articles about the June 19, 2019 info meeting in McAlester.
   McAlester News and Muskogee Phoenix

♦ Results of the 2015 JHA Conference ..... Checotah honors the Jefferson Highway.
♦ The 4th Annual Jefferson Highway Association conference was held in Muskogee, Oklahoma in 2015.

♦ The 17th annual Wild West Festival in Historic Old Town McAlester, Oklahoma, will be the 1st Saturday in October (October 5, 2013). Several JHA members will be here. Come join the fun!
Related events going on during the Wild West Festival:
        Lil' Buckaroo Skittles Dash
        McAlester & Krebs Citywide Yard Sale

♦ Muskogee
: Muskogee
Chili & BBQ Cook-Off

Held during Muskogee’s month-long Azalea Festival celebration each April, the Muskogee Chili & BBQ Cook-Off features some of the best chili, barbecue, chicken and pork in a five-state region. Join crowds of hungry attendees as they pack the streets of downtown and purchase a tasting kit for samples of spicy chili, tender beef brisket and moist spare ribs from over 100 award-winning cooking teams.

♦ Vinita
: World’s Largest Calf Fry Festival & Cook-Off

Immerse yourself in the rich ranching history of the Vinita area at the World’s Largest Calf Fry Festival & Cook-Off each August. Visit the cooking area and dig in to plates of tasty calf fries, also known as Rocky Mountain oysters, or sample other goodies such as beans, cobblers and salsas. Cowboy games featuring four-man teams competing in bulldogging, penning and more will also be featured during the popular Calf Fry.

♦ Pryor: Coo-Y-Yah Museum
Pryor, Oklahoma, where the Coo-Y-Yah Museum is in the former Katy railroad depot right on U.S. 69. Coo-Y-Yah, meaning “huckleberry” in Cherokee, was the town’s name until it became Pryor Creek. That was in honor of Nathaniel Pryor, soldier and member of the Lewis and Clark expedition, who settled here with an Osage wife and negotiated at Fort Smith and Fort Gibson for a time on behalf of local Indians. The museum’s collection includes a huge original oil portrait of Pryor and a local Native American art gallery, as well as very early local history exhibits.

In Bryan County, Oklahoma, Caddo is an authentic western town just north of Durant. The original alignment of the Jefferson Highway passed through Caddo. Our community organizations, clubs, and schools invite you to enjoy our events and activities.We hope you will feel welcome, come back often and bring your friends.
- 2016 Banquet honoring the youngsters in their 80s and 90s - 1st Saturday in June
- Caddo Roundup Club Rodeo
- First weekend in August

- 2016 Caddo Heritage Day
- 3rd Saturday in October

- "Visit with Santa" Children's Party
- Second Saturday in December