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Only in OK Show


Jun 14, 2021

On today's episode of the Only in OK Show, we discuss The World’s Highest Hill in Poteau, OK.
 
The World’s Highest Hill also known as Cavanal Hill is boasted as the world's highest hill at 1,999 ft above the surrounding terrain. Cavanal Hill derives its name from the French word meaning "cave," and was a famous landmark for the French and Native Americans over 150 years ago. Today, Cavanal Hill is the site of five mile runs, mountain bike races and the famous Cavanal Hill Killer 5-Mile Walk.  Travel up four and a half miles of blacktopped road to the top and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Poteau River valley and surrounding areas.  Enjoy gazing at the stars from atop the hill, enjoy a picnic under the newly remodeled pavilion, or have your photo taken by the famous Cavanal Hill Rock.  On a clear day, visitors can see Mt. Magazine in Arkansas.
 
Poteau was located in Sugar Loaf County, a part of the Moshulatubbee District of the Choctaw Nation. It was incorporated as a town in the Indian Territory by the federal government on October 8, 1898. The first stone public building, a school, was built in the same year.
 
We also discuss the state's new Healthy Kid campaign.
 
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