ARDMORE, Okla. -- Civic leaders are always saying how bright Ardmore’s future is, but this week it is the area's rich history that is bringing hundreds of visitors to the Ardmore Convention Center.
It is the Oklahoma Historical Society's annual meeting, and Carter County was selected to host the event this year. Organizers say Ardmore was a natural choice, as this year's meeting focuses on the unique history of the Red River Valley.
"A lot of people do not realize that one of the fastest growing cities in the state at the turn of the century was Ardmore. At one point, it was third in terms of population behind Oklahoma City and Muskogee, then Ardmore," Bob Blackburn of the Oklahoma Historical Society says.
Attendees have a packed schedule that includes field trips to historic sites as far away as Bryan County. Those events run through Friday.