Originally part of the Cherokee Nation, Rogers County was created at statehood, and named for Clem V. Rogers, member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention and father of famed Will Rogers. Claremore, the county seat, was named for the Osage Chief Clermont, killed during the Clermont Mound Massacre. It claims as its own such notables as singer Patti Page and astronaut Stuart Roosa. Lynn Riggs, author of Green Grow the Lilacs, from which the musical Oklahoma! was adapted, was born three miles from Claremore. J.M. Davis, a local resident, owned a hotel and collected more that 20,000 guns in his lifetime. Catoosa, now Port of Catoosa, was once a rail terminal which saw the likes of the Daltons, Youngers, Doolins and other outlaws pass through its boundaries. The waterway extends from the Verdigris, Arkansas, and Mississippi rivers to the Gulf of Mexico. While agriculture is still basic, the mining of coal and shale has also been important to the economy of Rogers County. Points of interest in the county include the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore, which attracts nearly one million visitors annually; the J.M. Davis Gun Museum; Totem Pole Historical Park located east of Foyil; and the Belvidere Mansion in Claremore. Location: Rogers County is in northeastern Oklahoma. Climate: The average precipitation is 45.6 inches yearly in this area. January's average temperature is 40.6 and July's average is 79.6. County Seat: Claremore Distances: Claremore to: Tulsa - 29 miles Bartlesville - 50 miles Land Area: 711 square miles of level plains and rolling hills including an inland waterway

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Network of foster volunteers rescuing and taking in stray animals. Rescue news and contact information.
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