The Oklahoma Panhandle is the extreme northwestern region of the state of Oklahoma, consisting of Cimarron County, Texas County, and Beaver County, from west to east. Its name comes from the similarity of its shape to the handle of a cooking pan.Until 1890, the place was called Cimarron Territory or Cimarron Strip and existed as a virtually ungoverned U.S. territory for several decades. It was sometimes called No Man's Land, with a reputation for lawlessness and vigilante activity.

Cimarron Strip is also a name of the popular American Western TV series of 1960s. Its main character Marshal Jim Crown is trying to bring order to the region before its political status is finally resolved.

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