Know Your Broken Arrow History

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Learn about how Broken Arrow and the Trail of Tears coincide.

Knowing the history of where you live is always fascinating. We learn about how areas came to be settled and who settled them. Perhaps people traveled from far-away areas, and maybe there were battles to determine who should inhabit towns and villages.

Living in your Heights at Battle Creek apartment gives you the opportunity to learn more about Broken Arrow history. It began in 1928 when the first Muscogee Creek Indians arrived from Thlikachka, Alabama via the Trail of Tears. They established their settlement near Broken Arrow, and ironically, the name of that place was the same where many of the Creeks lived earlier in Alabama: Broken Arrow.

The broken arrow also doesn’t mean an act of peace as originally believed, but refers to the broken tree branches that were used to make arrows, rather than cutting them.

You can visit theĀ  Broken Arrow Historical Society. You can learn more about our town through various exhibits. It’s located at 400 South Main and open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Have you studied Broken Arrow history or gone to the museum? Share your experience with us on our Heights at Battle Creek Apartments community Facebook page.

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