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The Medicine Park "spirit" is as unique as the town itself.

It is a special blend of the Native American belief in the healing powers of the waters of Medicine Creek, the use of rounded cobblestones in almost all early-day structures and the creative can-do spirit of the town's residents. 

Medicine Park's resort economy thrived even through the Great Depression and the advent of World War II. 

However, following WWII the area began a period of decline as cities began to thrive and rural areas got left behind. 

The Medicine Park resort was the scene of a wide variety of social and economic struggles throughout the 1950's, 60's and 70's - largely due to absentee land ownership and a changing social culture.

It was incorporated as a Town in 1969.  But, in the mid 1990's a pattern of declining investment began to slowly turn around. 

The Riverside Cafe, closed for many years, was purchased, renovated and re-opened thus helping the town to once again begin showing itself as a destination. 

In 1999 Medicine Park Music Hall , Oklahoma's oldest music venue (circa 1920), was re- opened after almost two years of extensive restoration. Numerous legends of Country Music, Western Swing, Classic Rock and even the Blues began playing to packed houses. 

Soon, small shops began to open as creative entrepreneurs began re-discovering the resort community. Other economic successes soon followed, giving the Town its current pattern of growth.

Medicine Park is Oklahoma's best kept secret - but not for long.

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