Looking at OK History with your Stillwater Apartments

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Welcome to another edition of This Month in Oklahoma History from 51 at Tradan Heights Stillwater apartments. In this month’s post, we’ll be talking about aerospace initiatives, legends of the gridiron, and feats of engineering that opened up the waterways of Oklahoma.


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December 4th, 1928 — Oil is Found in Oklahoma City


Oil was discovered in Oklahoma City just in time to save a few citizens from the crushing poverty that affected many Americans during the Great Depression. When it first broke that Oklahoma City was sitting above a large oil reserve, oil derricks immediately popped up all over town. An oil well was even installed on the south lawn of the Oklahoma City State Capitol building!


December 5th, 2006 — Oklahoma Spaceport is Established


If you’re familiar with Burns Flat, Oklahoma, you’re probably familiar with the Spaceport. The area used to be known as the Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark, but it was taken over by the Oklahoma Space Authority in 2006. Now, it remains a public airport, however, it is also used for testing and research into space flight. There are 10 spaceports in the United States, but the Oklahoma Spaceport is the only one that’s free from military airspace.


December 10th, 1988 — OSU Legend Barry Sanders wins the Heisman


Barry Sanders spent three years at Oklahoma State, playing in 8 games his first year and 11 games in each of the two years after that. He ran for over 3,500 yards, scored 48 rushing touchdowns, and averaged 7.6 yards per carry in his final year of college. Put simply, Barry Sanders was one of the greatest college running backs of all time. He went on to have a magical NFL career playing for the Detroit Lions, but he’ll always be a fan favorite in Oklahoma. Even Sooner fans have to respect what Sanders did. Barry Sanders remains the only Oklahoma State player to ever win the Heisman trophy.


December 30th, — 1970 Arkansas River Navigation System Completed


This riverway begins at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and winds through Oklahoma and Arkansas on its way to the Mississippi River. The navigation system was a project by the Army Corps of Engineers to clear a path for ships and barges to move goods up and down the river. As a result of the project, the waterway is at least 9-feet deep throughout the length of the Arkansas river, starting at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. There’s an elevation difference of 420 feet between the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and the Mississippi River, but the Arkansas River Navigation System allows commercial vessels to climb the elevation through a series of dams. It’s a pretty amazing feat of engineering, and it’s right here in our home state!

That concludes our list of historical events in Oklahoma for the month of December, residents! As always, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to read the latest edition of the 51 at Tradan Heights blog. We’ll be back next month with another edition of This Month in Oklahoma History, so check this page again soon! If you enjoyed this week’s post and want to be among the first to know when new blogs go live, go ahead and follow 51 at Tradan Heights on social media. That’s also the best way to ensure you never miss an update about an event, promotion or giveaway going on at your Stillwater apartment community.

Save on Dining Away from your Stillwater Apartment

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We’re sure that residents of our Stillwater apartments have read article after article online about how it’s more financially responsible to cook at home than it is to go out to eat. Anyone who’s ever put this line of thinking into practice has probably seen the effects. If you can go a whole week without eating out for any of your meals, you’ll notice a fat chunk of change in your bank account that isn’t usually there. So, if the effects of dining in are so measurable, why do so many people still choose to go out to eat?


The answer, folks, is very simple. Eating out is almost always more fun than eating at home, and it’s letting someone else cook for you is certainly easier than making your own meals. Plus, people like to go on dates, and it’s easier to ask someone to meet you out for a meal than it is to invite them over to your apartment for a homemade dinner. There are lots of reasons why people choose to dine out, and none of them involve saving money.


That being said, there are ways to save a few bucks here and there when you dine out. We’re not saying it’ll be cheaper than going to the grocery store and cooking your meals at home, but you can avoid spending a painful amount of money every time you go out to eat. We know it’s hard to believe, but follow the rules laid out below, and you too can enjoy what it feels like to dine out without being afraid to check your bank account the next day.


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Become a master of the appetizer menu


This rule has kind of a double meaning, so pay attention. You want to use the appetizer menu to your advantage, but don’t overdo it. What we mean is, if you’re going to order appetizers, make that the only thing you order. There are plenty of appetizers out there that are filling enough to act as your main course, and they’re often half the price of the regular entrees. Now, what you don’t want to do is order an appetizer and an entree. All too often, we see people get suckered into ordering both just because the waiter asked them which appetizer they wanted to get. Don’t let this happen to you!


Let your Inbox be Inundated


We all hate when we wake up in the morning and our inbox is already filled with dozens of useless emails. Those emails often get deleted before they’re even opened, but we’re here to encourage you to at least take a peek at some of those emails before you send them to the trash. Specifically, pay attention the emails from sites like Groupon, Yelp and OpenTable. These emails are usually filled with coupons and special offers from restaurants. In fact, you’re essentially throwing away money by deleting them without opening them. Think of all the times you’ve gone out to eat at somewhere that probably had a Groupon or Yelp offer just waiting in your inbox. Don’t let dollars go to waste, people!


Those are our two pieces of advice for this week, folks! Thanks for taking some time out of your busy schedule to read our latest post. Check this page again next month for more informative, advice-filled blog posts from 51 at Tradan Heights. Also, be sure to follow us on social media so you can be among the first to know about events, promotions and giveaways going on at your Stillwater apartment community.

The Movie Blog from your Stillwater Apartments

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Here at your Stillwater apartments, we’re big fans of lazy weekends. Sure, you could go camping, traveling, or out to brunch and take a couple awesome Instagrams, but do you really want to do all that work? Weekends are supposed to be a time to recharge, so why not spend your weekend doing exactly nothing. Well, not exactly nothing. We recommend checking out one of the luxurious movie theatres in the Stillwater area next weekend. There are some great movies coming out soon, and there’s nothing quite as relaxing as kicking your feet up in a theatre with a bucket of popcorn on your lap.


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Daddy’s Home 2


With comedic talents like Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell appearing in the same film, there’s bound to be at least a couple gut-busting jokes in this most-likely raunchy comedy. Daddy’s Home 2 is the sequel to the 2015 film by the same name. Daddy’s Home 2 is basically the Christmas version of the same film. If you liked the first one, you’ll like this one. If you didn’t like the first Daddy’s Home, well, maybe you’ll like the next movie on our list.


Justice League


Justice League is kind of the pinnacle of this long era of superhero movies that has spanned the past 10 years or so. It seems like every time you go to the movies these days, you see about 3 previews for upcoming superhero movies. Some people say Hollywood has run out of original ideas, but comic book fans certainly don’t mind the trend. Justice League is the last superhero movie to come out in 2017, but it’s also one of the most highly anticipated, second only perhaps to Wonder Woman. This movie has Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash and Superman. Unfortunately, it’s Ben Affleck’s Batman and not Christian Bateman’s Batman, we suppose that will have to suffice. Check this movie out next time we get a rainy day in Stillwater, residents!


I, Tonya


Most people have heard of Tonya Harding; a famous American ice skater. In this biopic, she is played by Margot Robbie, the Australian actress who is most memorable from her role in Wolf of Wall Street. This film shines on a light on one particular moment in Tonya Harding’s career, a moment that involved her ex-husband. He came into the picture just as she was rising into the ranks of the world’s elite figure skaters. We won’t reveal much more than that. You’ll have to see the movie to find out more about Tonya Harding’s story.


Star Wars: The Last Jedi


We suspect that many of you were just reading this post to get to this point. Yes, the new Star Wars movie is without a doubt one of the most — if not the most — anticipated movies of 2017. Last year’s Star Wars movie was an absolute hit, and people have equally high expectations for this year’s film. This will also be the last movie that Carrie Fisher appears in, and that will be an emotional moment for every Star Wars fan.


Those are all of our movie suggestions for this month, residents! Some of these movies come out in November and some in December, so start canceling your weekend plans right now. We’d like to thank you all for taking some time out of your busy holiday season schedule to read this post. If you’re interested in reading similar blog posts in the future, be sure to bookmark this page and check it when our next blog goes live in a few weeks. We’ll be back soon with more informative posts for our residents! Also, be sure to follow 51 at Tradan Heights on social media so you can stay up to date with everything happening at your Stillwater apartment community.

OK History Lessons with your Stillwater Apartments

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Welcome, residents, to another edition of This Month in Oklahoma History, the ongoing series from 51 at Tradan Heights apartments in Stillwater. In this month’s post, we’ll be talking about some of the events, people and moments that have shaped Oklahoma history. Of course, not all events are earth shattering, but we made sure to include the historical events that we thought our residents would be most interested in.


Here at 51 at Tradan Heights, we’re all about resident satisfaction. We provide luxury amenities, a  ideal location, and now, an informative blog series. Just think of this blog as yet another luxury amenity that you get to enjoy.


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November 2nd, 2010 — First Female Governor of Oklahoma is Elected


Most of our posts about Oklahoma history reference events that happened in the 1950s and earlier. For whatever reason, the most notable events in our state’s history seem to have happened a long time ago. This month brings a welcome change to that trend, as we have the chance to highlight a recent historical event. On November 2nd, 2010, Oklahoma citizens went to the polls and 60% of them voted for Oklahoma State University graduate Mary Fallin. On January 10th, 2011, she was sworn in and became the first female governor in Oklahoma history.


Of course, Mary Fallin is still the governor of Oklahoma. She was reelected in 2014.


November 11th, 1926 — Route 66 is Established


The most famous road in America, Route 66 was established to allow Americans to easily move west. The road was established just 3 years before Black Tuesday kicked off The Great Depression. Route 66 originally stretched from Santa Monica California to Chicago, Illinois, running through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri along the way. The road was popularized in songs and TV shows, and Oklahomans are probably familiar with the Route 66 museum in Clinton, OK. Although signs for the road wouldn’t be put up until 1927, Route 66 was truly born on November 11th, 1926.


November 13th, 1974 — Nuclear Power Plant Worker Dies in Mysterious One-Car Crash


This is one of the strangest stories we’ve ever reported here on This Month in Oklahoma History. Karen Silkwood was a nuclear power plant work who had been complaining about health and safety issues at the Kerr-McGee nuclear power plant, where she worked. On the night of her death, it’s reported that she was driving to meet with a New York Times reporter. It’s also reported that she had with her a folder full of documents and notes detailing the health and safety violations at Kerr McGee, but no such folder was found in her car. This fact adds credibility to the theory that she was driven off the road by someone who didn’t want her to meet with the reporter. She crashed headfirst into a concrete divider, but her car had a dent in the back bumper, which raises more questions about whether or not foul play was involved.


That concludes the November edition of This Month in Oklahoma History. Thanks for reading, residents! If you enjoyed this week’s post and want to read more like it, be sure to check this page again in a couple weeks when our next blog post goes live. If you want to be among the first to know about events, promotions and giveaways happening at 51 at Tradan Heights, follow us on social media. There’s no better way to stay up to date with everything going on at your community of Stillwater apartments.

3 Tips for Keeping your Stillwater Apartment Organized

Keeping your Stillwater apartment organized is easier said than done. Few things feel more defeating after a long day of work than walking into an apartment that’s cluttered. If that keep happening to you, you’re probably tired of feeling the need to clean right away when you get home from work. When all you want to do is relax, the thought of cleaning can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. The staff at 51 at Tradan Heights doesn’t want our residents to feel overwhelmed, so we set out to find some pieces of advice that might help our residents stay tidy without having to put in a lot of extra work.


We’re lucky to live in a time period when a lot of people live in apartments. There are, of course, advantages and disadvantages to this kind of lifestyle being so common, but one big benefit is the fact that companies are producing more and more products that are specifically designed for people who live in apartments. For example, IKEA is a home furniture store, but they have a wide variety of collapsible furniture with built in storage — perfect for apartment dwellers who need to maximize space.


The floor plans at 51 at Tradan Heights offer plenty of room for our residents to spread out, but there’s nothing wrong with doing everything you can to create even more open space. If that’s your goal, you’ll love this week’s blog. This week’s post is all about keeping your Stillwater apartments organized, so you can enjoy a luxury lifestyle without worrying about constant tidying up.


Check out these pieces of advice below, and be sure to send this post to anyone in your life who might need a few pointers on how to stay organized. We’re sure you’ve got a few people in mind.


Make sure all your furniture is dual-purpose


If you want to maximize space in your apartment, follow this rule whenever you go furniture shopping: don’t buy any furniture that doesn’t have multiple uses. Your couch should have built-in storage, and so should your ottoman. Invest in floor lamps and headboards that have shelves built into them. This rule will save you space, as long as you can force yourself to stick to it.


Hide your wires


Until the tech industry fully moves on from wires, we’re stuck with them. We need wires, but they’re terribly ugly. Do whatever you can to hide wires or at least keep them neatly organized. You’ll start loving your apartment even more once you stop forcing yourself to look at unsightly wires. You can tuck them under rugs, buy wire covers or simply tie the extra wire up with a rubber band.


Invest in clear storage boxes


If you’re not storing your winter clothes and other seasonal items, you should start. There’s no point in cluttering up your closet with clothes that you haven’t worn in months. The best way to store these types of seasonal clothes is to put them in clear storage boxes. Clear boxes don’t look quite as good as boxes that are opaque, but they’re more practical. Clear boxes let you easily identify the location of your clothes without having to open and then dig through a stack of boxes.

That’s our list of tips for this week, residents! We hope these tips help you feel calm, cool and collected next time you walk into your apartment after work. There’s nothing better than coming home to a tidy apartment, and we’re happy to help our residents achieve that. If you enjoyed this week’s post, be sure to check this page again in a few weeks when our next blog gets posted. Also, don’t forget to follow 51 at Tradan on social media so you can stay up to date on everything happening at your community of apartments in Stillwater.

Enjoying the Amenities at your Stillwater Apartments

Welcome to another informative blog post from 51 at Tradan Heights apartments in Stillwater. We know our residents enjoy the comfortable, spacious apartments at our community, but we want residents to enjoy the space outside the apartments as well.


There’s a whole community outside your Stillwater apartment, and it’s filled with luxury amenities and convenient gathering spots for you to enjoy. If you’re new to the community, we want to welcome you by giving you the lowdown on all the amenities that make 51 at Tradan Heights so special. We’re sure you’re enjoying life here already, but you can always get a little more out of the community by trying out new amenities.


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Resort-Style Pool


Summer may be over, but Oklahoma gets plenty of heat throughout the year. Plus, pools are good for more than just cooling off. It’s easy to stay tan year-round when you’ve got a place to lounge outside right behind your apartment. The pool is also the perfect place to bring your friends when you’re showing them your new apartment. Whether you’re going to use the pool as an actual pool or as a lounge-area, it’s better to have it than to wish you had it.


Community Fire Pit


While the pool is a prime place to gather in the summer, the community fire pit is the hot spot during the late fall and winter — literally! You can enjoy the fire pit with friends and s’mores or you can grab a good book and head out there on your own. The community fire pit is a great place to hang out if you want to meet new people at 51 at Tradan Heights. There are always a few people out there, and we like to think that everyone is friendly enough to strike up a conversation with another resident. The community fire pit is available to any resident at any time, so check it out next time you’re wondering what to do with your night.


Sand Volleyball & Basketball Courts


We like to encourage residents to stay fit, but that doesn’t mean you have to go to the gym every time you need to get a workout in. Some people don’t like going inside the gym on beautiful sunny days, and we can’t blame them. It can be depressing to go inside and lift heavy weights when the sun is shining on a gorgeous fall day. We’re here to tell you that you don’t have to choose between fitness and enjoying the outdoors. Residents love hanging out at the sand volleyball pits at 51 at Tradan Heights. You can grab your neighbors and get a big crew together, or go out there with a couple buddies to get some casual exercise.


That’s our post for this week, residents! As always, we appreciate those of you that come back week after week to read our most recent blog posts. We’re always happy to help our residents get the most out of their time at 51 at Tradan Heights, and we hope this blog post helps you do just that! If you liked this week’s post, be sure to check this page again in a couple weeks when our next blog goes live. Also, please be sure to follow 51 at Tradan Heights on social media, as that’s the best way to stay informed about events, giveaways and promotions happening at your community of Stillwater apartments.

Learning OK History with your Stillwater Apartments

Fall is in full swing at our Stillwater apartment community, and fall means back-to-school time for lots of people in Stillwater. With that in mind, we thought we’d share a few history lessons with our residents. Even if you’re done with school, you’re never too old to continue your education, especially when it comes to learning about the great state of Oklahoma.


In this week’s blog post, we’ll be talking about a few events that happened in October to help shape the state of Oklahoma. In this post, we’ve got everything from naval ships to the creation of the Oklahoma lottery. Check out the blog post below, and remember to share this post with friends and neighbors at your Stillwater apartments.  


October 10th, 1758 — Birthday of Jean-Pierre Chouteau: First European Settler


Chouteau was a fur trader from St. Louis who came to Oklahoma Territory to establish a trading post. His post was set up near the spot where the Neosho River meets Saline Creek. This area is, of course, now known as Saline, Oklahoma. This fort ended up being the first settlement in Oklahoma that was occupied by Europeans. It was settled before any of the land runs, and existed almost 100 years before Oklahoma even became a state.


October 12th, 2005 — The Oklahoma Lottery is Born


15 years ago, Oklahoma didn’t even have a lottery. This might be surprising to people who are used to seeing Oklahoma Lottery scratch off tickets and Powerball advertisements, but this state was lottery-free for a long time. It’s not as though you couldn’t gamble in Oklahoma; there are plenty of casinos located all over the state. The lottery was only created after a statewide public vote. Oklahomans overwhelmingly approved of the creation of the lottery by vote in 2004. On this day in 2005, the first scratch off tickets were sold.


October 14th, 1968 — Durant Rocked by Earthquake


Imagine sitting in your office, minding your own business, when all of a sudden the windows break and a crack runs up the wall behind your computer monitor. You look outside to see a few sidewalk signs on the ground and people picking up fruit that had fallen off the shelves outside their store. That’s what it was like when an earthquake shook Durant, OK in 1968. It might sound minor, but if you’ve never experienced an earthquake, that would be awfully unnerving.


October 26th, 1912 — USS Oklahoma is Built


This ship wasn’t built in a day, but October 26th is the day that the “keel” was laid on the ground to begin construction. The keel is the bottom layer of a ship; the foundation. The USS Oklahoma was notable for a few reasons. Besides having an awesome name, the USS Oklahoma was also one of the first American battleships to be powered by burning oil. The USS Oklahoma mainly served in the Pacific Ocean, rescuing refugees from the Spanish Civil War and serving as a scout.


The USS Oklahoma met her end during the attack on Pearl Harbor. It was hit by torpedoes from the Japanese airplanes and sunk, taking much of her 500-man crew with her.

Those are all the historical events we’ve got for this month, folks! Thanks for reading the October edition of This Month in Oklahoma History. We’ve got more blog posts coming later in the month, so be sure to check this page again in a couple weeks when our next blog goes live. Also, if you’re interested in staying up to date with everything happening at your community of apartments in Stillwater, remember to follow 51 at Tradan Heights on social media.

Game Day Recipes from your Apartments in Stillwater

It’s finally football season, and most residents of our community of apartments in Stillwater are preparing for another weekend spent in front of the TV. To help you prepare for your lazy weekend of cheering and eating, we’ve put together a list of winning game day snacks that you can make for yourself or your fellow fans.


Whether you’re getting ready to watch college football or the pro game, these game day snacks will give you the fuel you need to cheer all day long at your Stillwater apartment. Although we can’t say that these are the healthiest of dishes, we’re sure that counting calories isn’t main concern on game day.


So, check out the list of recipes below, and please don’t forget to share this post with any friends or neighbors who might be in need of an upgrade to their game day snack spread.


Party Style Hero Sandwiches


These are the ingredients you’ll need:


  • Hoagie Rolls
  • Italian Hot Spread Sauce
  • Crushed Oregano
  • Red Onion
  • Giardiniera
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Mayo
  • Assorted Italian Meats
  • Peperoncino
  • Provolone
  • Lettuce


Alright, we know that list is long, but take one look at the sandwich that’s pictured on the linked web page and tell us you don’t want to reach through your computer screen and eat that thing right now. It’s definitely worth a trip to the Italian deli to buy the authentic Italian ingredients required to make these little sandwiches.


We swore we wouldn’t make a joke about these sandwiches making you the “hero” of your game day party, but it’s almost impossible to resist such an easy pun. It will also be impossible for your guests to resist scarfing down these mini-sandwiches.


Red, Green & Black Nachos


These are the ingredients you’ll need:


  • Chopped Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Jalapeno
  • White Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Oregano
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Lime Juice
  • Avocado
  • Tomatillos
  • Black Beans
  • Clove of Garlic
  • Vegetable Oil


Prepare yourself for the ultimate nachos. This recipe calls for you to make your own pico de gallo and your own black bean mix, but we promise the end product will be well worth the time you put in. It’s up to you how you want to layer the nachos. Some people put everything on top and let it seep down into the chips underneath, while others go layer by layer, painstakingly assembling their nachos like they’re putting together IKEA furniture.


A well-made plate of nachos is like a work of art. The final presentation is almost as important as the taste, and it takes a certain level of skill to assemble the nacho toppings just right. Not only do the toppings have to look good, they have to be balanced in a way that ensures each chip has a little bit of every ingredient on it.


Horseradish-Cheese Balls


These are the ingredients you’ll need:


  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Grated)
  • Cream Cheese
  • Horseradish
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Pecans


Finally, a simple recipe that’s easy to prepare in the time between when you wake up and when the game starts. If you’re scrambling to get your appetizer spread ready before kickoff, this is the game day snack for you.


Pick up a box of your favorite crackers from the grocery store and prepare to have your taste buds blown away by the cheesy concoction that you’re about to make.


Those are all the recipes we’ve got, folks! Thanks for taking some time out of your day to read the most recent edition of the 51 at Tradan blog. If you liked reading this week’s post, be sure to check this page again in a couple weeks when our next blog goes live. Also, don’t forget to follow 51 at Tradan on social media so you can stay in-the-know about everything happening at your community of Stillwater apartments.


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Reviewing OKC Brunches with your Stillwater Apartments

Taking a vacation away from your apartments in Stillwater can be as complicated planning a trip to Europe, or as easy as a drive to Oklahoma City. For those of us who are pressed for time and conscious of budget restraints, the weekend trip to Oklahoma City can be a nice alternative to an expensive trip that involves buying plane tickets.


It’s easy to fill a weekend in Oklahoma City with fun activities. If you’re into museums and culture, Oklahoma City has plenty of wonderful art and history museums to get lost in. If you’re a sports fan, going down to Oklahoma City to see a Thunder game is always exciting, especially now that the Thunder have Paul George on the squad. No matter how you want to spend your vacation, you’re sure to enjoy yourself in Oklahoma City.


Of course, every vacation must come to an end once Sunday rolls around (or Monday, if you’re taking a three day weekend). The best way to get rid of the last-day-of-vacation blues is to treat yourself to a big ol’ brunch before you head back home. In this week’s blog, we’ll reveal the top three brunch spots that you have to stop at before you make the drive back to your Stillwater apartment.


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Hatch OKC


If you like chicken fried steak, you’re doing yourself a disservice by ordering it anywhere but Hatch OKC. The same goes for the hashbrowns, a dish that gets mentioned in just about every Yelp review for Hatch OKC. For a fun little ending to your trip to Oklahoma City, we suggest that you order the PanOKcake. Yes, it’s a pancake shaped like Oklahoma. If that’s not worthy of a brunch instagram, we don’t know what is.


Cheever’s Cafe


In the category of “cute restaurants,” Cheever’s Cafe is a clear winner. This adorable brunch spot is built into what used to be someone’s home. A trip to Cheever’s Cafe will make you feel like you’re eating brunch in the home of a nice old lady. That feeling is only amplified by the complimentary bread rolls and butter that is served before every meal.


Once you’ve dined on the rolls, be sure to order one of the dishes that has caused so many people to give this restaurant 5-star reviews on Yelp. Such dishes include the green chile pork stack, the shrimp & grits and the chicken fried steak with jalapeno gravy.


Aurora Breakfast Bar & Backyard


Who doesn’t want to eat breakfast/brunch in a beautiful backyard on a crisp fall day? That’s exactly what Aurora offers, and we highly recommend this place for families with young children because the backyard will provide them with plenty of space to tire themselves out before the car ride home.


As for the food, Aurora delivers in that category as well. The menu is very traditional, and you’ll find classic brunch staples like the farmer’s’ breakfast, avocado toast and biscuits and gravy. They also have a delightful tiramisu pancakes dish that comes highly recommended by Yelp reviewers. Before you get back in your car to drive back home, you’ll also want to get an order of the salted caramel cinnamon rolls for the road.


That’s all for this week, residents! Thanks for spending some time with us here at the 51 at Tradan blog. We hope your next weekend trip to Oklahoma City is filled with fun times and delicious brunches. If you enjoyed reading this week’s post, please check this page again in a couple weeks when our next blog goes live. Until then, you can follow us on social media to stay informed about everything happening at your community of Stillwater apartments.


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Oklahoma History Lesson from your Stillwater Apartments

Your reliable, resident-friendly community of apartments in Stillwater is back with another edition of This Month in Oklahoma History. In this week’s post, we talk about one of Oklahoma’s most famous aviators, an environmental cleanup site and the opening of one of our state’s many museums.


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September 5th, 1934 — Wiley Post Flies in a Pressure Suit


Wiley Post’s family moved to Oklahoma when he was just 5 years old, but he wouldn’t stay on the Oklahoma soil for long. After joining the army only to have the war end before he saw any action, Wiley became a parachutist in a flying circus at the age of 26. He was also working in oil fields at the time, a hazardous job which would eventually cause him to lose his left eye. However, Wiley was able to profit off his misfortune. The settlement money from the accident provided Wiley with the funds needed to afford his first airplane.


Post began flying, and found he had a passion for it. That passion took him far, as he became the record-holder for fastest flight around the world, completing the trip in 8 days and 15 hours in 1931. In 1934, he began experimenting with high-altitude travel by airplane. Since Post wanted to fly at 40,000 feet, he needed his cabin to be pressurized. Unfortunately, the cabin in his plane was built in such a way that it could not be pressurized. Unfazed, Post developed the world’s first pressurized flight suit. On September 5th, 1934, Post flew 40,000 feet above Chicago using his pressurized suit.


September 8th, 1983 — Tar Creek Added to the EPA Superfund List


From 1900 to 1960, northeastern Oklahoma was a hotbed for mining companies looking for lead and zinc. While this was a profitable time for the state, it had tragic consequences. When the mining companies left town, they failed to close the mines. The lead, zinc and other harmful elements in the mines was blown around by the wind, and ended up seeping into the groundwater.


Residents of the nearby town of Pitcher have suffered the most. Many have given birth to children who have neurological damage and learning disabilities. In 1983, the EPA placed the site on their newly created Superfund list, which meant that the Tar Creek cleanup would become a focus for the agency. The cleanup has gone well, and it was estimated in 2011 that the EPA would only have to contribute 3.2 million dollars to clean the remaining mining sites.


September 23rd, 1995 — Grand Opening of the Route 66 Museum


Clinton, Oklahoma is the home the Route 66 Museum, which opened in 1995. The museum celebrates the most famous road in America, a road which was used by thousands of travelers as they escaped the dust bowl en route to a better life in California. The museum is truly a time capsule in this modern age, and we’d be letting you down if we didn’t mention the totally Instagrammable neon sign out front.


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