The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (Rock Island) extended a line from Chickasha to the northern part of the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Reservation in 1899. It terminated about two miles from an existing tent city called Oakdale, consisting of a store and post office on the former Cheyenne and Arapaho Reservation. The Oakdale post office was renamed Mountain View, honoring the nearby Wichita Mountains, on October 9, 1900.
In 1903, the entire town relocated to a site closer to the railroad. The move was completed in 1904. Nicknaming itself, "the City in the Woods," the town became a point for transshipping Texas cattle on the Rock Island. Cattle were unloaded from trains and allowed to graze on Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Reservation land before resuming their journey to markets. By 1910, the town had a population of 855.
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How did Oklahoma earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Oklahoma has a state sales tax of 4.50%. Of particular interest is that Oklahoma does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Oklahoma has an effective property tax rate of 0.89%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Oklahoma earned its state tax grade of C+.
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