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.

 

Check out the blog post below, and be sure to share this post with your new neighbors at 51 at Tradan Heights. Many of our amenities are designed to be social spaces, so you definitely want everyone else in the community to be just as informed about the amenities as you are!  

 

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.

 

Check out the post below, and please remember to share it with your friends and neighbors who may be planning a weekend trip to Oklahoma City.

 

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.

 

Check out the blog below, and be sure to share this post with your friends and neighbors at 51 at Tradan Stillwater apartments.

 

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.

 

As always, we appreciate you all taking some time out of your busy fall schedules to read the latest blog post from 51 at Tradan. We’re more than happy to help our residents get to know the great state of Oklahoma. If you enjoyed reading this week’s post and want to see more just like it, check this page again in a couple weeks when we post our next blog. Also, don’t forget to follow 51 at Tradan on social media to stay up to date with everything happening at your Stillwater apartment community.

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Exploring OK History with your Stillwater Apartments

Welcome to another installment of This Month in Oklahoma History from 51 at Tradan Apartments in Stillwater. It’s August, which means the temperatures are about as hot as they’ll get all year. In the past, these rising temperatures have led to quite a bit of conflict in our great state.

 

Thankfully, the invention of air conditioning means we don’t face those problems quite as often anymore. Why go out and stage a rebellion when you can just chill inside your air conditioned Stillwater apartment? As you’ll find out below, however, people didn’t always have that option. August has been a tumultuous month in Oklahoma history, and this week’s blog post will help you learn you all about the important dates to be aware of if you want to understand Oklahoma history.

 

Enjoy this week’s post, and remember to share this blog with your friends and neighbors!

 

August 3rd, 2017: The Green Corn Rebellion

When a bunch of farmers in Southern Oklahoma got upset about the hardships they were facing, things got a little violent. Oklahoma’s farmers were struggling in the early 20th century, and many were forced to rent their land from other landowners. This created tension in the community, and that tension boiled over into full-fledged conflict when the United States decided to join World War I. The farmers saw the war as something that would only hurt poor people like themselves.

 

More than 150 farmers gathered at one Southern Oklahoma farm in early August with the intention of marching on Washington. The term, “Green Corn Rebellion” comes from the fact that the farmers survived on their journey by eating green corn and barbecued beef. However, the march didn’t last long. Although the farmers (new rebels) began burning bridges and cutting down power lines on August 2nd, they were quickly stopped by townspeople who banded together to end the madness. Many of the farmers were convicted and sentenced to long prison terms for their violent outbursts.

 

August 5th, 1932: Stringtown Shootout

It was hot, it was the middle of the Great Depression, and people were angry. Back when Oklahoma was truly a part of the Wild West, these shootouts were all too common. This particular shootout in Stringtown was between Bonnie & Clyde and the local police. After the dust settled, one deputy was dead and the sheriff was wounded but alive, despite being shot seven times. This sounds like a horrible time to be a resident of Springtown, Oklahoma. The town doesn’t seem to mind, however, because in 2007 they erected a granite slab to commemorate the shootout.

 

August 25th, 1896: Outlaw Bill Doolin Meets an Untimely End

For more than half of the 1890s, Outlaw Bill Doolin terrorized Oklahoma and the surrounding states through a series of bank robberies, train heists and other crimes. He was eventually tracked down and put in jail in July of 1896, but he wouldn’t stay there long. Bill Doolin escaped almost immediately, and went on the run for more than a month before he was trapped in the town of Lawson, Oklahoma. Doolin decided that he wanted to go down swinging, and died in a firefight on August 25th, 1896.

We’d like to end this post by taking a moment to thank our residents for reading this week’s blog. Oklahoma has a fascinating history, and we’re happy to keep residents informed month after month. If you liked this week’s blog, we recommend checking this page again in a couple weeks to read another post. Also, remember to follow 51 at Tradan on social media to stay up to date with your community of Stillwater apartments.

Your Stillwater Apartments Guide to Awesome Travel Apps

We pride ourselves on having the Stillwater apartments people choose for luxury living, and this week’s blog post is a big part of that. If you’re going to live luxuriously, you might as well vacation luxuriously, too.

 

As summer comes to a close, you might find yourself wondering what you did all summer. Maybe you had tons of plans for your summer that never materialized, or you just never found the free time to go on that vacation that you wanted to experience. We’re here to tell you that a fall vacation can be just as enjoyable as a summer vacation — if not more so. Flights are more affordable in the fall because fewer people are traveling, and the same is true for hotels. You’ll also avoid crowds by traveling in the fall, which means you’ll spend more of your vacation relaxing and less time standing in line.

 

Forget about your summer vacation plans and start imagining your fall vacation. It’ll still be awesome, we swear. In this week’s blog post, we’re going to introduce you to some apps that are super helpful if you’re trying trying to enjoy a weekend getaway from your Stillwater apartment.

 

Can you imagine what life was like before we had technology to help us plan and experience vacations? Well, we’re sure some of our residents can probably imagine that time pretty easily, but the point remains. It’s easier than ever to plan an amazing vacation, so take advantage of these techy times by downloading some of the apps we mention below.

 

Check out this week’s blog about travel apps, and don’t forget to share this post with your friends and neighbors who might also be in need of an extended vacation.

 

Tripit

Yes, technology has made travel easier, but there’s still a lot to keep track of when you’re planning a big trip. Enter Tripit, a cool new app that acts as your personal secretary. All you have to do is forward all your important emails and other documents to Tripit, and the app will organize the info to create an easy-to-read itinerary. Tripit can take care of your plane tickets, hotel info, dinner reservations, car rental agreements and more, so you don’t have to.

 

Grab

Okay, this next app has nothing to do with travel plans and everything to do with travel dining. You know the stress that you feel when you have to rush from one flight to another? Have you ever experienced that stress while also trying to squeeze in a meal at the airport? If you have, you know how horrible it is. Grab resolves that problem by letting users order food ahead of time from most airport restaurants, so all you have to do is show up, pay for the food, and keep running to your next flight. The future is truly amazing.

 

GateGuru

These days, you can get updated info through Yelp that tells you about almost any establishment including restaurants, bars, shopping centers and event venues. We’re very used to knowing everything about a place before we ever step foot inside. However, we almost never get that feeling at airports. They’re big and confusing, which is an awful combination for a place that demands quick decision making and adhering to a strict schedule. GateGuru has tons of info on almost every airport in the world. You can see maps, directories, lists of restaurants, and more. It’s a lifesaver, so don’t go on your next vacation without downloading this app.

We want to thank all our readers for taking some time to read this blog post from 51 at Tradan apartments in Stillwater. Hopefully, you were able to discover a new app that will simplify your next vacation. If you liked this week’s blog, why not check this page again in a couple weeks? We’re posting informative blogs all the time. Also, don’t forget to follow 51 at Tradan on social media to stay up to date with everything happening at our community.

Products Worth Buying for your Stillwater Apartment

Welcome to the first August blog post from 51 at Tradan Stillwater apartments. In this week’s post, we’re discussing some of the top-rated products from IKEA that apartment dwellers should know about.  Apartment living has a lot of advantages, and more and more people are choosing to live in apartments over buying a house.

 

As many of you probably know, living in an apartment means buying totally different furniture than you’d buy if you lived in a house. For instance, you’re not going to buy the biggest couch you can find because you don’t want all your floor space being taken up by one piece of furniture. On the other hand, there are tons of awesome furniture pieces that make more sense in apartments than in houses. You can have a lot of fun picking out the perfect pieces for your apartment, whether you just moved in or you’re in the mood for rearranging.

 

Give your apartment new life by purchasing one of the products on this list. Not only will you save some space, but you’ll get an exciting new project to tackle this weekend in the form of IKEA furniture assembly. Just kidding, no one likes assembling IKEA furniture.

 

Check out the items on this list, and be sure to share this post with any of your friends or neighbors at our community of apartments in Stillwater.

 

GARNES Over-the-Door Mirror

The back of your door is the obvious place for a full-length mirror, but nobody thinks of that spot! Well, IKEA did, and you should take advantage of their innovation. You can hang belts or hats from the hooks at the top of the mirror, too. Hanging this mirror on the underutilized space on the back of your door will open up more room for art or other decorations on your wall space, so throw this mirror in your cart and don’t think twice before clicking, “Checkout.”

 

PAX Wardrobes

We like to think we give our residents plenty of closet space, but we know there are some of you out there than buy new clothes every week. If you’re a shopaholic that’s quickly running out of room in your closet, in your dresser and on top of the various chairs around your apartment, we have a solution. Or rather, IKEA has a solution. Buying one of their PAX wardrobes is like buying yourself a second (or third) closet. They’re compact, relatively affordable, and perfect for renters.

 

IMMELN Bathroom Storage

Whether you’re trying add some storage to your shower or to the area around your sink, you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for with the IMMELN series. These suction-based hangers can hold mirrors, towels, soaps, lotions and everything else that you normally keep on the edge of your shower or tucked away in a cupboard. Each piece is pretty cheap too; ranging from $5.99 to $14.99. Your bathroom contains dozens of items that you use everyday, so being able to store them right out in the open is a huge time-saver.

That’s all we have for today, folks! As always, we appreciate you taking some time out of your busy August schedule to check out the most recent blog post. We’re always happy to help you get the most out of your time at your Stillwater apartment, and we’re glad that companies like IKEA have created so many products to improve the lives of apartment renters. If you enjoyed reading this week’s post, check this page again in a couple weeks to read our next blog. Also, don’t forget to follow 51 at Tradan on social media to stay updated and informed about everything happening at our luxury living community.

Travel Tech for Residents of Stillwater Apartments

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Everyone’s favorite apartments in Stillwater are back with another informative blog post for our residents. This week, we’re talking travel because it’s that time of the year when Oklahoma becomes so hot that you’d rather be almost anywhere else. Well, anywhere except Texas.

 

For those of you out there who are thinking of booking a flight to somewhere with a beach, we’re here to help. Below, you’ll find detailed descriptions of two new apps that are quickly becoming essential to any traveler’s home screen. One of the apps will help you find a hotel, and the other will help you figure out what to do when you’re not at your hotel. Both apps are game-changers for travelers, and we highly recommend making use of one or both for the next time you take a trip.

 

Without further ado, here are the two apps that travelers absolutely must download to make the most out of their vacation. Of course, you’ll also want to download Instagram if you haven’t already. Everyone knows that your trip might as well have not happened if you don’t post about it on social media. Snap some pics, otherwise your friends will think you’re just hanging around your Stillwater apartments all summer.

 

Chatnbook

 

If you aren’t one of those people that’s totally addicted to Airbnb, you probably still search for deals on hotels when you travel. We get it, Airbnb isn’t for everyone. There’s something strange about staying in a stranger’s house and using a stranger’s bathroom. Plus, there are all these unwritten rules that you have to navigate when you’re a guest in someone else’s home as opposed to a guest in a hotel room.

 

So, you want to be a 21st century tech-savvy traveler, but you don’t want to use Airbnb. In that case, you need to hop on the App store and download Chatnbook. You can think of Chatnbook as a dating app that’s meant to pair you with a hotel, instead of a date. Here’s how it works; you enter all the criteria you have for your ideal hotel room including location, price, number of beds, amenities, etc. The app then shows you which hotels match with your criteria, and you can either hit “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” on each hotel. If you hit “thumbs up” on a hotel, one of their booking agents will be in contact with you to discuss your potential accommodations.  

 

Cool Cousin

 

Everyone has a cool cousin who lives in a different state or country. You’re probably thinking of someone right now. You haven’t talked to them in years, but you know they’re out there, doing their thing in an awesome city halfway across the world.

 

The Cool Cousin app is perfect for people who either don’t have, or weren’t able to get in contact with their cool cousin. The app is essentially a guidebook to thousands of different cities, but it doesn’t just pull suggestions from generic tourist websites and the like. Instead, the app makers actively seek out cool individuals in each city, then ask them to make suggestions for travelers. Examples of such cool people include a London mixologist and a Parisian artist. Travelers are able to “match” with a local in the city that they’re traveling to, then that local will give the traveler customized advice. It’s a whole lot better than any guidebook.

 

Thanks for taking some time out of your busy schedule to read the latest edition of the 98 Apartments blog. As the apartments Stillwater residents turn to for comfortable living, we want to make sure our residents stay comfortable during their time away from Oklahoma as well. Be sure to check back in a couple weeks for another blog post. Until then, you can follow 51 at Tradan Apartments on social media to stay up to date with all the latest news coming out of your Stillwater apartment community.

Your Stillwater Apartments Discuss More OK History

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We’d like to welcome all residents of our Stillwater apartments to another edition of This Month in Oklahoma History! July has, for whatever, been an especially interesting month for Oklahomans historically. Maybe it’s because of the intense heat, or the fact that college kids aren’t in school, but either way, we have a lot of important dates to get to.

 

We hope this blog post helped you understand a little bit more about our great state. If you enjoy this post, be sure to check back next month for another edition. There’s always another incredible event from Oklahoma’s past that we want to tell residents about. Of course, not all events in Oklahoma history are positive events, but here at the most transparent community of apartments in Stillwater, we feel obligated to share them all.

 

July 4th, 1882 — The Krebs Baseball Game

 

Baseball was just starting to gain popularity in Oklahoma near the end of the Civil War. When small towns started popping up in Oklahoma, teams began to form based on the townships. Eventually, two teams would come together in Krebs, OK to play an actual game in front of a crowd.

 

Most men in Krebs were miners. They had come here from Ohio and Pennsylvania to work in this new part of the country. On July 4th, 1882, they used bases made of sacks of hay and a catcher without a glove or mask to play the first organized baseball game in Oklahoma. More than three hundred people gathered to watch Krebs beat Savanna by a score of 35-4. Clearly, there was a talent gap between the two towns.

 

July 5th, 1943 — The Bombing of Boise City

 

You’re probably wondering why you’ve never heard of a U.S. city being bombed during World War II. Well, it wasn’t the Germans that did it, nor was it the Japanese. Actually, the culprit was an American B-17 Bomber. That’s right, the pilots were in flight-training and they made the mistake of thinking Boise City was the target. The actual target was miles away, safely placed in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully, nobody was hurt in the attack because it happened in the middle of the night and the town square was empty.

 

July 5th, 1982 — Penn Square Bank Fails

 

Thousands of people in Oklahoma City trusted Penn Square Bank with their commercial finances. The bank made their money by taking huge risks on energy loans during the oil boom that happened in the early 1980s in Texas and Oklahoma. Unfortunately for the bank and its thousands of customers, the bank failed in July of 1982. The failure of Penn Square Bank had a ripple effect across the country. Because Penn Square Bank sold its faulty loans to other banks, the other banks also suffered losses. This included banks in Chicago, Seattle, Michigan and New York.

 

When the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) investigated Penn Square Bank’s failures, they found over 450 potential crimes committed by the bank’s employees and owners. One chief officer at Penn Square Bank would end up serving 2 years in jail. There have also been two best-selling books written about the Penn Square Bank collapse, if you’re interested in learning more about this interesting event in Oklahoma history.
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