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Conde Nast Traveler shows some love for Oklahoma panhandle

In the "doesn't happen everyday" file, Conde Nast Traveler has written a little bit about the Oklahoma panhandle for a feature on its website.

In his Maphead piece, Ken Jennings writes a little about the panhandle and some of its history, including a place called Beer City that, despite living in Oklahoma all my life, I've never heard of.

As Marty DiBergi from Spinal Tap would say about the Electric Banana, don't bother looking for it. It's not there anymore. But the fact Oklahoma once had a boom town named after beer only enhances our state's history.

There's some more interesting facts like how the panhandle just kind of sat there for a long time back in the 1800's because nobody wanted to claim it.

He mentions that it has become a travel destination. I'm not sure about that, but if places like Marfa, Texas can become tourist magnets, even on a small scale, I see no reason why Beaver couldn't too.

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