DescriptionShawnee was settled in a matter of minutes after the American Indian Territory of which it was a part was opened to pioneer settlement. Emerging as a bustling railroad town, Shawnee made a bid to become the capital of Oklahoma in 1910 but lost the honor to Oklahoma City. The town's fortunes turned, however, with the discovery of oil in 1926. Since then Shawnee's industry has diversified to include the manufacture of electronic equipment, aircraft parts, clothing and hair dryers.
Visitor InfoVisit Shawnee 231 N. Bell Ave. SHAWNEE, OK 74801. Phone:(405)275-9780 or (888)404-9633
Things to SeeCitizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center