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Broken Arrow

 


The city of Broken Arrow is the 4th largest city (98,000+) in Oklahoma. It is located 15 minutes and south east of Tulsa.  Broken Arrow prides itself on having a high quality of life with excellent schools, parks, nice restaurants and affordable overnight accommodations.

Every May, over 100,000 visitors come to Broken Arrow's Central Park to celebrate Rooster Days.  This event lasts 3 days with arts and crafts, food, a carnival, rodeo and a parade.

Broken Arrow is home to the RHEMA Bible Church and Bible Training Center (Headquarters of Kenneth Hagin Ministries).  Every year from Thanksgiving to Christmas the grounds of RHEMA attract thousands of visitors to see the thousands of sparkling lights.  It is one of the largest light show in the area.

In August in Broken Arrow the Gatesway Foundation holds it annual International Balloonfest.

Broken Arrow also has excellent youth sports facilities and each year host the national boys' and girls' softball championships and world series.

Emigrating to Oklahoma in 1828 from Georgia, the first group of Creek Indians settled along the Arkansas, Verdigris and Grand Rivers, a few miles north of present Muskogee, Oklahoma.  Broken Arrow takes its name from a community in the tribe's homelands in Georgia.  Traditionally, when a community became too big to gather around one campfire, the people divided and a new town would be established.  When it came time to find a new town site, a group of Creeks decided on an area they had visited while gathering materials for making arrows.  Since they had broken branches from the trees instead of cutting them to make their arrows, they named their new camp Thlikachka or Broken Arrow.

Broken Arrow has Pride, Spirit, Tigers, Eagles, Wolf Cubs, Panthers and more.

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