Road Trip Oklahoma Explores Weatherford

Friday, June 17th 2011, 6:44 pm
By: News 9

Oklahoma's Own News 9 is continuing our Road Trip, next stop Weatherford, Oklahoma on June 24.

Straight west of the Oklahoma City metro, Weatherford in known for having the longest stretch of "Main Street" on Route 66. This windy city had been making Oklahoma proud since 1898 and is filled with historic museums, boutique shopping and exceptional activities. The people of Weatherford are constantly improving the town with building projects, as seen by the wind turbine farms that line the landscape.

Weatherford is home to several of America's heroes, including Major General Thomas P. Stafford and US Army Major General Paul D. Easton. Stafford, an astronaut and veteran, is still very active in the community with the Stafford Air and Space Museum in Weatherford. Famous athletes who have once called Weatherford home include major league baseball player Branden Looper, and professional football players Wes Sims and Todd Franz.

Celebrating its centennial in 2001, Southwestern Oklahoma State University has one of the top pharmacy schools in the nation. Weatherford is also now the home to the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal College.

Come explore this historic city on June 24 with Oklahoma's Own News 9.