Ponca City

Ponca City, city (1990 pop. 26,359), Kay co., N Okla., on the Arkansas River founded 1893 with the opening of the Cherokee Strip , inc. 1899. It is a trade, processing, and shipping hub in a grain, livestock, and oil area. Industries include metal spinning and pellet mills chemicals, metal products, building materials, machinery, and carbon black are manufactured. Ponca City has many parks, the Pioneer Women's Museum, and a Native American museum. Nearby are several Native American reservations.

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