We designed this OKLA Eagle as a nod to Oklahoma’s progressive past. It originally appeared alongside “The Purpose Is to Direct” by Larry Guthrie, published in This Land magazine in 2014. From Larry’s article:
"At statehood, Oklahoma was very different than it is today. Unions represented most trades: miners, bricklayers, and carpenters, among numerous others. Oklahoma also had a strong radical tradition among farmers, laborers, and academics. In 1916, over 47,000 voters statewide voted for Socialist candidates in Oklahoma.” Click here to read more.