Inscription. About ½ mile S-W is the site of Fort Spunky, a relay station on the Old Star Mail between St. Louis and California. After the War Between the States, Catoosa was founded as the post office with John Gunter Schrimsher (1835-1905) an uncle of Will Rogers as Post-Master.
By Michael Kindig, May 21, 2003
|1. Old Mail Route Marker|
Erected by Mr. & Mrs. Carl R. Mathews. (Marker Number A-21.)
Location. 36° 11.621′ N, 95° 43.961′ W. Marker is near Catoosa, Oklahoma, in Rogers County. Marker can be reached from North Highway 66 (U.S. 66) 0.2 miles east of East Apache Street (Oklahoma Road E0570), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in the Blue Whale Amusement Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2705 North Highway 66, Catoosa OK 74015, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Sieling Park (approx. 10 miles away); George Washington (approx. 10.3 miles away); Oklahoma Military Academy Killed in Action Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Oklahoma Military Academy War Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Will Rogers Memorial (approx. 10.4 miles away); Will Rogers (approx. 10.4 miles away); Howdy Folks (approx. 10.5 miles away); Claremore Mound (approx. 14.2 miles away).
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 199 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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