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What is now a sleepy little town in Oklahoma called Hartshorne was once a booming coal mining operation in the Choctaw Nation Indian Territory. Many immigrants coming to America seeking opportunity saw this as their opportunity, including a large number of immigrants from the area that is now Russia. This church and it’s surrounding area is sometimes referred to as Russian Hill. The church, originally a Russian Orthodox Church, has a very unique look to it that reminds one of the great cathedrals in Russia, but at the scale of a small southern church in America. The church today, just like the town it resides in, is very small in number, but they are a national historic sight and they are very open to visitors and providing tours to teach about the culture and history. Visit them on facebook to learn more.