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Oakley has so many unique businesses and attractions! The Buffalo Statue is Larger than Life!
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How Oakley Got its Name

"Aim at a high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, nor the second time, and maybe not the third. But keep on shooting, for only practice will make you perfect. Finally, you will hit the bulls'-eye of success." Annie Oakley's Motto
Oakley was not named for Annie Oakley - not exactly anyway.
The town had several names as it evolved from a railroad camp to a modern transportation and farming center - Blaisville, Carlyle, Cleveland, and the Gilmore. Finally, in 1886, entrepreneur D.D. Hoag organized a town company named, he said, in honor of his mother, Eliza Oakley Gardner Hoag. Still, it couldn't hurt that Annie Oakley was already becoming one of the most famous women in America. Annie's motto is the perfect sentiment for the town and region. High ideals, hard work, and persistence - not to mention a touch of adventure and a love of the outdoors - have characterized Oakley and the people who call it home.
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Laurie Millensifer
3083 US Hwy 83
Oakley, KS 67748
Phone: 785.671.1000
Fax: 785.671.1244
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