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Old 02-09-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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Hi everyone! I was wondering if I can get some info about Beaver, Oklahoma. We maybe re-locating there and would like to know more about the town, it's people, attitudes, weather, etc.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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The people are ok, but they're a pretty tough lot. You have to be to live out there.
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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Why tough? Can you be a little more specific? Thanks much!
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:49 PM
 
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Beaver is pretty remote. It's a small town (about 1500 pop.) with not much to recommend it. The main event around there is the cow chip throwing contest they have once a year. Nearly everybody there is involved somehow with farming, ranching or the oil and gas business.

Shopping for anything other than the basics will require a trip to Guymon or Woodward, OK or Liberal, KS. They're pretty small too, but will have most everything you need. For a REAL shopping trip, you're looking at a couple of hundred miles to Oklahoma City or Amarillo, TX.

The weather is harsh most of the time. If it's not freezing cold, it's blistering hot. The only time it isn't dry is when you get a blizzard or a tornado-bearing, violent thunderstorm. The wind is a nearly constant fact of life and it typically carries a lot of dirt with it. Just outside of town is the Beaver Dunes State Park, so what does that tell you?

I'm not saying Beaver is a bad place. It isn't. But, unless you're coming there from some other outlying burg in the Great Plains, you're in for some pretty substantial culture shock. The folks in the Oklahoma Panhandle are nice enough folks, but you gotta be tough to live out there. Being tough means they don't much tolerate putting on airs or pretense. You've got to be as tough and honest as they are to make there. A good many, if not most, outsiders who come there don't last very long.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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......... Nearly everybody there is involved somehow with farming, ranching or the oil and gas business.
And wind energy.......lots of that going on.

And while Stillkit is pretty much on the money, I like it.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:47 PM
 
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What stillkit says is pretty much true. I don't live there but live just a few miles away and have spent a lot of time in Beaver and have some kin that lives there as well. There's not anything there to do really unless you have a dune buggy or ATV or maybe a horse to ride or a big stick to hunt rattle snakes with But if you like to get away from it all it would be a great place to live.
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