Muskogee mŭskō´gē [key], city (1990 pop. 37,708), seat of Muskogee co., E Okla., near the junction of the Arkansas, Verdigris, and Grand rivers inc. 1898. It is an important transportation, trade, and industrial center in the agricultural Arkansas valley, with a modern port (opened 1971) on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Manufactures include machinery, rubber items, food products, and consumer goods. Of interest are the Five Civilized Tribes Museum and gardens in Honor Heights Park an antique car museum and nearby Fort Gibson (1824, restored), with its national cemetery.

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