Claremore Oklahoma Before Statehood

Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. Claremore got its beginnings when Chief Glahmo led his tribe of Osage Indians from Missouri in 1802. He soon established a fur trading post along the Verdigris River. The trading post sat atop a 25 acre mound which came to be known as Clermont, a French word meaning “clear mountain.” Over… Read More


Lynn Riggs Claremore

 Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time. The stage curtains part as the melodic cowboy song, “Oh!  What A Beautiful Morning” captures the moment, and the audience is magically taken back to 1900 to a place in Oklahoma, a farm near Claremore. The playwright, Lynn Riggs, included 11 of the cowboy and folk songs he… Read More


Telling the history of Claremore…one story at a time.     They were good looking, graceful and quick. Standing tall at heights of six to seven feet, their limbs were well proportioned to their bodies. The Osages were a united people although they formed into bands. The people selected their band chief, and those who… Read More


Jean Pierre Chouteau

Telling the History of Claremore…one story at a time Jean Pierre Chouteau “The Father of Oklahoma”               Early explorers crisscrossed Northeast Oklahoma, but did not give a thought that this land might be a great place to live.  Jean Pierre Chouteau carved his name in Oklahoma history by establishing a trading post along the… Read More