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MURRAY COUNTY, OK -- A new travel stop opens the way to the Chickasaw Nation.  

Governor Bill Anoatubby was joined by dozens of employees at the ribbon cutting for the tribes newest travel center.  

It's located at exit 55 off 135 in Murray County.  Anoatubby says the new travel stop will be the point of entry for thousands of people who visit Chickasaw Country.  

The new store is expected to bring about 30 new jobs to the area.  The nation is also preparing for the officially opening of the Artesain Hotel in Sulphur on August 2nd.