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Sallisaw, surrounded by agricultural land in the northeastern section of the state, got its name from a French word meaning “salt provisions.” Early settlers and bison hunters discovered salt deposits along streams in the area and used the salt to preserve meat.
Dwight Mission, about 9 miles northwest, operated as a mission school for the Cherokee for more than a century after its founding in 1828.

Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce 301 E. Cherokee Ave. SALLISAW, OK 74955. Phone:(918)775-2558
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