Nov 15, 2021
episode of the Only in OK Show, we are taking you to highest spot
in the state, Black Mesa State Park
Black Mesa State Park and Nature Reserve is located in the
Oklahoma Panhandle, close to the border of both Colorado and New
Mexico. The Mesa was formed 30 million years ago by volcanic
rock. The park offers a unique wilderness experience,
exceptional views of the night skies and gorgeous vistas.
Kenton is the westernmost town in Oklahoma and has a
population of 17.
The town originally was technically in New Mexico. A
nephew of P.T. Barnum by the name of Fairchild B. Drew became
postmaster of the place, he moved the post office a bit to the east
and changed the name to Kenton in 1893.
Lake Carl Etling is located within Black Mesa State Park and
normally offers 159 surface acres and 5 miles of shoreline. Trout
season is November thru April. The lake is stocked with
largemouth bass, flathead catfish, walleye, and smallmouth
Kenton Museum was built from native rock in 1902 as a home for
Dr. Lane, a pioneering female doctor, and is now the oldest
remaining building in the town. The historic home features items
that helped settle No Man's Land, as well as photos, dinosaur track
artifacts, kitchen furnishings, antiques and household tools.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
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