Cheyenne, Oklahoma

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Cheyenne is a town in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 778 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Roger Mills County.[3]



Cheyenne is the location of the Battle of Washita River (also called Battle of the Washita; Washita Battlefield), where George Armstrong Custer’s 7th U.S. Cavalry attacked Black Kettle’s Cheyenne village on the Washita River on November 26, 1868.

During the 1970s Cheyenne and the surrounding area benefited from the natural gas and oil development in the Panhandle-Hugoton field, the largest-volume gas field in the United States, and the world’s largest known source of helium. Between 1973 and 1993 the field produced over eight trillion cubic feet (230,000,000 m³) of gas.

1985—1987 Lady Bears

The Cheyenne High School girls six-on-six basketball team of 1985-1986-1987 won three straight state Class A titles going 88-4 over that time, including winning their last 42 games. Prior to the 1985 season, the team had won only two district titles in 20 years, and had never been to the state tournament. The 42 game streak included the last half of the 1986 season and all of the 1987 season, going 30-0. The four loses were by a combined 5 total points. After winning their third straight title, the Lady Bears (coached by David Sanders), tied a record that stood for 49 years, held by Byng, 1936-1937-1938.[4]

For their first title in 1985 Cheyenne went 29-2, including winning their final 23 games, and defeated Lookeba-Sickles, 45-42, in the championship.[5] The following season they shot 73.0% from the field for the year, went 29-2 again, and beat Amber-Pocasset 61-49 in the championship game.[6] In the final championship game of the three-year run, the undefeated Bears beat the 1980s best Class A team, the Thomas Terrierettes, 65-42.[4]

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