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White House of the Chickasaws


In the tiny town of Milburn, Oklahoma, stands a wonderful and well-preserved piece of Chickasaw Nation and Oklahoma history.

From the outside, the white Victorian house is framed with towering crepe myrtles and a wrap-around veranda. The residence, built in 1895, became a place for official tribal and state business in the late 19th century and the setting of lavish social functions.

The residence, known as the Chickasaw White House, was also where Oklahoma’s ninth governor, William “Alfalfa Bill” Murray, married his sweetheart Alice in 1899 and was the birthplace of Murray’s son, Johnston Murray, Oklahoma’s 14th governor.

Linda Miller, ionOK.com

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