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45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway Marker image, Click for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2014
45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway Marker
Oklahoma (Atoka County), Atoka — 45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway
By Concurrent Senate and House Resolution No. 93 adopted April 20, 1988 by the Oklahoma State Legislature and which was approved by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission on May 2, 1988, Oklahoma Highway 3 between Ada and Broken Bow, Oklahoma . . . — Map (db m72490) HM
Oklahoma (Atoka County), Atoka — Captain Atoka — In Memory Of
Born about 1792 Died during Civil War Signed Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek in 1830. Led Band of Choctaws to this area, settling near Crystal in 1834. Capt. Atoka was a noted athlete, Choctaw subchief and respected leader. . . . — Map (db m72492) HM
Oklahoma (Atoka County), Atoka — Cornerstone from [Atoka] County Courthouse — Built 1913 - Replaced 1963
Ira Stephenson R. E. Long • F. C. Johnson Commissioners - 1913 - [Masonic Symbol] J. S. Murrow, P.C.M. C. L. Reeder, C.M. — Map (db m72489) HM
Oklahoma (Atoka County), Atoka — Historic Butterfield Trail in Indian Territory — 1857-1861
On September 16, 1857, the John Butterfield Company received a Federal contract to transport mail from Missouri to San Francisco in under 25 days. Semiweekly service began a year later. Twelve relay stations lined the Butterfield Trail in Indian . . . — Map (db m64072) HM
Oklahoma (Atoka County), Atoka — Middle Boggy Battle — On this site lie Confederate Soldiers who died in battle, February 13, 1863
The Confederate Encampment here at Middle (or Muddy) Boggy Crossing on the Boggy Depot Road held by Lieut. Col. John Jumper's Seminole Battalion, Capt. Adam Nail's Company A of First Choctaw and Chickasaw Cavalry and a detachment of the Twentieth . . . — Map (db m70626) HM
Oklahoma (Atoka County), Atoka — Vietnam War Memorial
In honor of the men and women that served their country in Vietnam and to those that made the supreme sacrifice, we dedicate this memorial in their behalf Dean Armstrong • Larry Culverson • Sam Daily John C. Deaton • Forbes P. . . . — Map (db m72491) WM
Oklahoma (Atoka County), Atoka — War Memorial
In memory of all veterans of all wars of the United States of America especially to those veterans who paid the supreme sacrifice for the freedom that you enjoy. — Map (db m72488) WM
Oklahoma (Atoka County), Stringtown — Stringtown Shootout
Near this place on Aug. 5, 1932, Atoka County Sheriff C.G. Maxwell and Deputy Sheriff Eugene Moore were involved in a shoot-out with Clyde Barrow, Raymond Hamilton, and Everett Milligan. The incident occurred when the two lawmen tried to arrest the . . . — Map (db m64070) HM
Oklahoma (Beaver County), Elmwood — No Man's Land
You Are Now Entering Old No Man's Land Colorado Kansas 37th Parallel Called "No Man's Land" until 1890 Known Then as Beaver County Became the Panhandle of Okla. Statehood 1907 Texas State Line 36° 30" Parallel The . . . — Map (db m93483) HM
Oklahoma (Beaver County), Turpin — Eureka — Consolidated District #12 — 1908 - 1969
Eureka was established in 1908 with 18 square miles. The high school was started in 1919 when Center, Lincoln, and one half of Pleasant View were consolidated. In 1923, the Nabisco, Happy Flat, and East Banner districts were added and a new building . . . — Map (db m78816) HM
Oklahoma (Beckham County), Sayre — Delhi
In 1888 Thomas and Millie Price were one of the first families to settle in this portion of old Greer Co, now Beckham Co. Price built a cotton gin ½ mi. east of Delhi in 1903. The one-roomed Delhi Academy was established in 1921. The Academy . . . — Map (db m54903) HM
Oklahoma (Bryan County), Bokchito — 180 — Chahta Tamaha
Armstrong Academy, established by Choctaw Nation and named for Wm. Armstrong, Indian Agt., was opened in 1845. Rev. R.D. Potts, Supt., under Baptist Miss. Soc. Post Office established Nov., 1850. Confederate Capitol during Civil War. Choctaw . . . — Map (db m77938) HM
Oklahoma (Bryan County), Caddo — Ben Siegel Building
Ben Siegel at age 14 came to America from Lithuania. He established a business in Caddo, Indian Territory in 1895. One of Bryan County's first merchants, he was an important part of the early trade area. — Map (db m73423) HM
Oklahoma (Bryan County), Caddo — Cowboy Pink Williams — (James Pinckney Williams)
Lieutenant Governor 1955-1959 State Treasurer 1963-1967 Born: April 9, 1892 at Newberry, SC Died: April 1, 1976 at Caddo, OK Building erected: 1900 — Map (db m73425) HM
Oklahoma (Bryan County), Caddo — Craighead's 5 & 10 Store
In 1955 the Craighead family purchased this store which for over four decades has served and intrigued children as well as adults: Partial records show previous owners as: E. F. Nichols - original site - 1905 Boone Styron Dry Goods - . . . — Map (db m73424) HM
Oklahoma (Bryan County), Caddo — Hancock Building
John S. Hancock and his young son Clement Allen Hancock followed the MKT Railroad to Caddo in 1872. They established a business at this location and became two of Caddo's founding businessmen and community leaders. — Map (db m73410) HM
Oklahoma (Bryan County), Caddo — W.O.W. Building
Built by Woodmen of the World, this site has served businesses as well as Caddo schools as a classroom. One of its most famous occupants was John L. "Judge" Boland, opening a law office in 1910. He served as city attorney and a civic leader . . . — Map (db m73426) HM
Oklahoma (Bryan County), Durant — Chickasaw Trail of Tears
During the late 1830s and early 1840s, Chickasaw Indians removed by the United States Government from Alabama and Mississippi passed near here on their way to a new home in present-day south-central Oklahoma. In 1837 alone, an estimated 6,000 . . . — Map (db m77936) HM
Oklahoma (Bryan County), Durant — 183 — Fort Washita
Site selected and named 1842, by Gen. Zachary Taylor, later Pres. of U.S. Fort established 1842 by 2nd Dragoons, occupied by several rifle, infantry, cavalry, and artillery companies. Built to protect the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians from the . . . — Map (db m81743) HM
Oklahoma (Bryan County), Durant — General Douglas Hancock Cooper
"Kind and sympathetic by nature, generous to a fault, he was an honest man of noble impulses, and born and bred a gentleman." These were the words of a contemporary of General Douglas Hancock Cooper, C.S.A. Cooper was appointed U.S. Agent to . . . — Map (db m77935) HM
Oklahoma (Bryan County), Kenefic — Nail's Crossing — Butterfield Overland Mail
Butterfield Overland Mail site of Nail's CrossingHere was located a stage stand of the Butterfield Overland Mail route, under act of Congress, March 3, 1857. First mail service arrived here in September 1858, enroute to San Francisco, service . . . — Map (db m40707) HM
Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Chief Joseph — (Himnaton - Yalakit)
1838 (approx.) 1904 Famous in Military and Tactical skill for his tribe, The Nez Perce. — Map (db m11497) HM
Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Jim Thorp — ( Wa-Tho-Buck)
1888 - 1953 Sac and Fox & part Potawatomi. World's Greatest Athlete, Winner of the Olympic Games at Stockholm Sweden, 1912. — Map (db m11496) HM
Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Pocahontas
Powhatan --- 1595 to 1617 Noted as the Angel of Mercy who saved the starving colonists of Jamestown, Virginia Sculptor: Kenneth F. Campbell Donor: National Society of the Colonial Dames XVII Century — Map (db m7619) HM
Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Pontiac — 1720 - 1769
Noted Ottawa Chief in Detroit region. Warrior, orator and organizer of the Indian Tribes to save America for the Indian People. — Map (db m11499) HM
Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Sequoyah
Cherokee - - - 1764-1843 Artist and tribal leader Famous inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet Sculptor Leonard McMurry — Map (db m28103) HM
Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Stand Watie — Tsa-La-Gi 1806-1871
Beloved Southern Cherokee Chief who served during Civil War as brave Brigadier General. Last Confederate leader to surrender. Donors Frances Billingsley Plains Indian Arts and Crafts — Map (db m7719) HM
Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Tecumseh — 1768 - 1813 — Shawnee
A noted warrior / statesman who conceived a confederation of Indian Tribes to stem the flow of white migration, revitalize tribal culture and preserve tribal lands along the Mississippi Valley. Killed in the Battle of Thames River, 1813 . . . — Map (db m11498) HM
Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Fort Reno — Old Post about 2 mi. N.
U.S. troops encamped near Cheyenne Agency in Indian uprising 1874. Site s.w. of agency selected by Agt. J.D. Miles and Capt T. Wint, established as permanent post in July, 1875, and named for Gen. Jesse L. Reno who died in action in Battle of . . . — Map (db m39808) HM
Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Major General Jesse Lee Reno — 1823-1862
El Reno namesake born in Wheeling, West Virginia. Reno was a 1846 graduate of West Point Military and thrice decorated hero of 1846 war with Mexico. He was promoted to Brigadier General at the start of the Civil War. Reno is credited with saving the . . . — Map (db m56899) HM
Oklahoma (Canadian County), Yukon — Yukon Czech Hall — (Bohemian Hall)
Established in 1899 by early Czech settlers who were members of Sokol Karel Havliček Lodge and Western Fraternal Life Association Lodge Jan Žižka No. 67. Original structure replaced in 1925. Focal point of Czech, social and musical functions in . . . — Map (db m56898) HM
Oklahoma (Cherokee County), Park Hill — Park Hill
Center of Cherokee culture was one mile east on Park Hill Creek; Home of Chief John Ross, Samuel Austin Worcester, Elias Boudinot, other pioneers and The Mission Press which printed millions of pages for the benefit of the Cherokee people nearly . . . — Map (db m52751) HM
Oklahoma (Cherokee County), Park Hill — 66 — Park Hill Press
Established July, 1837, Rev. S.A. Worcester, Supt. Over 25 million pages were printed in Indian languages and in English by 1861. Printers and translators were John F. Wheeler, John W. Candy, Edwin Archer, Stephen Foreman. Near site are graves of . . . — Map (db m52755) HM
Oklahoma (Cherokee County), Park Hill — 67 — Riley's Chapel
First Annual Indian Mission Conference of the Methodist Church was held in Oklahoma at Riley's Chapel, Oct. 23, 1844, Bishop Thomas A. Morris presiding. Conference area was west to the Rocky Mts., east to Ark.-Mo. line. Rev. Thomas Bertholf, . . . — Map (db m52757) HM
Oklahoma (Cherokee County), Park Hill — Trail of Tears
(front) The United States Government, unable to conclude an agreement with the duly authorized leaders of the Cherokee Nation, signed a treaty with a minority faction willing to cede the last remaining portion of the original Cherokee . . . — Map (db m77932) HM
Oklahoma (Choctaw County), Fort Towson — Doaksville — Noted Town in Indian Territory
This site is at the north end of Main Street, called "Commercial Row," in this town begun in 1831. Name of nearby post office, "Fort Towson," was changed to Doaksville on Nov. 11, 1847. — Map (db m52564) HM
Oklahoma (Choctaw County), Fort Towson — 184 — Fort Towson
Established May, 1824, under command of Col. Matthew Arbuckle to guard this region of Spanish border. Headquarters of Gen. S.B. Maxey, U.S. Army. Abandoned at end of Civil War. In the vicinity, Doaksville was important trading center and one time . . . — Map (db m52576) HM
Oklahoma (Choctaw County), Fort Towson — Fort Towson Landing
The Fort Towson Landing was south of here on the banks of the Red River. Also known as the Public Landing, from 1824 to 1854 it served as a receiving point for soldiers and supplies delivered by keelboats and steamboats. Traders from the Choctaw . . . — Map (db m52578) HM
Oklahoma (Choctaw County), Fort Towson — Stand Watie's Surrender
Here at Doaksville, June 23, 1865, Brigadier General Stand Watie, Cherokee Indian, was the last Confederate General to surrender. — Map (db m52562) HM
Oklahoma (Choctaw County), Fort Towson — Transportation Crossroads
During the early 1800's, present Southeastern Oklahoma was a major transportation crossroads. Roads connected Fort Towson in the Choctaw Nation to military installations to the North, South and West. On the Texas side of the Red River, Jonesboro was . . . — Map (db m52580) HM
Oklahoma (Choctaw County), Hugo — Dedicated to Vietnam Veterans — "Lest We Forget"
For those who died in that terrible war: we bestow our highest honor, respect, and appreciation for they gave the supreme sacrifice. For those who are still missing: we hope and pray for their return home. To those who still suffer, . . . — Map (db m61963) WM
Oklahoma (Cimarron County), Boise City — Boise City Bombed
July 5, 1943 Still Booming July 5, 1993 — Map (db m55259) HM
Oklahoma (Cimarron County), Boise City — The Mormon Battalion in the Oklahoma Panhandle
From September 23 through 27, 1846, the Mormon Battalion crossed the northwestern portion of the Oklahoma panhandle. The little army's 500-plus volunteers, recruited for the Mexican War, were enlisted near Council Bluffs, Iowa, from among the first . . . — Map (db m55260) HM
Oklahoma (Cimarron County), Wheeless — Fort Nichols — 7 mi S.W.
Established in May 1865, by Kit Carson, hero of Valverde and Brig. Gen., New Mexico Volunteers, to guard Santa Fe Trail and furnish escorts for caravans engaged in Santa Fe trade. Santa Fe Trail crossed this highway here and was first traveled by . . . — Map (db m39798) HM
Oklahoma (Comanche County), Fort Sill — 280mm Heavy Motorized Gun M65 — (Gun Nr. 21 on Carriage Nr. 3)
(left plaque) At 8:31 a.m. on 25 May 1953 this gun fired the world's first atomic artillery round, at Camp Desert Rock, Nevada. 19 seconds later and 7Ύ miles distant, the shell that could wipe out an enemy division exploded on target with . . . — Map (db m60886) HM
Oklahoma (Comanche County), Fort Sill — Apache Indian Cemeteries — Fort Sill, Oklahoma
The roll call of chiefs, warriors, army scouts and families buried here include the most famous names in Apache history: Geronimo, whose daring band performed deeds unmatched since the days of Captain Kidd; Chief Loco of the Warm Springs who stood . . . — Map (db m62167) HM
Oklahoma (Comanche County), Fort Sill — Apache Prisoner-of-War Cemeteries — Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Here beneath Oklahoma skies far from their native haunts in Arizona, New Mexico and northern Mexico is the resting place for more than 300 Apaches of the Chiricahua, Warm Springs, and Nedni tribes. During and after the Geronimo campaign of 1886 . . . — Map (db m62166) HM
Oklahoma (Comanche County), Fort Sill — Camp Doniphan
In June 1917, on the prairie west and south of here, one of the great training grounds of the first World War was established. Named in honor of Missouri's Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan of Mexican War fame, the huge national army cantonment occupied . . . — Map (db m82364) HM
Oklahoma (Comanche County), Fort Sill — Col Jack L. Treadwell — Personal Courage
Colonel Jack L. Treadwell epitomized the Army Value of Personal Courage perhaps as no other soldier in the history of the nation. During his 33 years of service, he earned every medal of valor possible for a member of the United States Army. For his . . . — Map (db m82374) HM
Oklahoma (Comanche County), Fort Sill — Fort Sill
Fort Sill was named by General Orders No. 25, HQ, Department of the Missouri, U.S. Army, on July 2, 1869. The post's name honors the memory of Brigadier General Joshua W. Sill, killed at the Battle of Stone River, Tennessee, in December, 1862. . . . — Map (db m44709) HM
Oklahoma (Comanche County), Fort Sill — Infantry Barracks
This building was originally constructed in 1870 to serve as the commissary storehouse. It is unique among all the historic buildings, having started as a horizontal, log structure resting on a stone foundation over 200 feet in length. By 1872, the . . . — Map (db m60884) HM
Oklahoma (Comanche County), Fort Sill — Post Chapel
The "Old" Post Chapel was constructed in 1875 by elements of the 11th Infantry and the 4th Cavalry under the command of General Ranald S. McKenzie. The sum of $2,500 was appropriated for the purchase of materials for the erection of a chapel & . . . — Map (db m47147) HM
Oklahoma (Comanche County), Fort Sill — Post Guardhouse
This building was constructed in 1872-73 by the "Buffalo Soldiers" of the 10th Cavalry Regiment, after the barracks and quarters of the Post were completed. Prior to this time, prisoners were kept in the basement of the Cavalry barracks . . . — Map (db m82376) HM
Oklahoma (Comanche County), Fort Sill — Post Headquarters
Erected in 1870, and built of limestone quarried from a nearby hill, the Post Headquarters building housed the administrative offices. The Commanding Officer, his executive officer, the adjutant, a sergeant and a signal officer worked here. The . . . — Map (db m60883) HM
Oklahoma (Comanche County), Fort Sill — Proud American — Proud American 175MM Tube — One of the first entering in South Vietnam War
The M-107 SPG (Self-Propelled Gun) entering into the U.S. Army Service in 1963 as a replacement for 155MM M44 and M53 SPG's of the 1950's. The M-107 SPG was soon pressed into service in South Vietnam as the U.S. Artillery's longest range . . . — Map (db m82382) HM WM
Oklahoma (Comanche County), Fort Sill — Quinette Crossing
In memory of William H. Quinette, Post Trader, 1878-1915. Old crossing on road to Fort Cobb. General Sheridan's HQ mess tent was pitched here 10 Jan - 23 Feb 1869 when he founded Fort Sill. — Map (db m82383) HM
Oklahoma (Comanche County), Fort Sill — Satank Killed
The noted Kiowa chief Sitting Bear (Satank) of the Society of the Ten Bravest was killed beside an elm tree 400 feet due west of here on June 8, 1871, while attacking 4th Cavalry guards. — Map (db m60882) HM
Oklahoma (Comanche County), Lawton — Comanche Reformed Church
This bell was especially cast for the Comanche Reformed Church when the church was completed in 1905. The bell was used during the ministries of Reverend L.L. Legters, first missionary, and his successors, Reverends H. Sluyter, J. Dykema, R.H. . . . — Map (db m60885) HM
Oklahoma (Craig County), Big Cabin — Confederate Soldiers — Battle of Cabin Creek, Sept. 19, 1864
(Front):To honor The Confederate Soldiers of the Battle of Cabin Creek Sept. 19, 1864 Erected by Okla. Division Daughters of the Confederacy June 1961 (Back): Battle of Cabin Creek Sept. 19, 1864 Confederate Forces -- Brig. Gen. . . . — Map (db m52268) HM
Oklahoma (Craig County), Big Cabin — First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry — 79th U.S.C.T. — First Battle of Cabin Creek, 1863
The First Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry was the first Black unit to engage in battle in the Civil War. On July 2, 1863, while escorting a wagon train bound for Fort Gibson, the First Kansas Colored was attacked here by Stand Watie's Confederates . . . — Map (db m52266) HM
Oklahoma (Craig County), Vinita — A-12 — Grand River Dam — Will Rogers Memorial Highway
14 miles S-E, is Langley the site of the Grand River Dam Lake, covering 45,000 acres, with a shore line of 1100 miles, costing more than $20,000,000.00. The largest multiple type arch dam on earth. It was constructed as an electric and flood control . . . — Map (db m55647) HM
Oklahoma (Craig County), Vinita — U.S. 66 Will Rogers Highway — Chicago to Los Angeles — Main St. of America
Will Rogers formed lifelong ties to Vinita by attending school here, the Worcester Academy, 1889 and the Willie-Hasell College, 1894 and 1895 terms. In 1934, Will returned for a WHC reunion and spoke at Old Settlers Day. He urged friends, . . . — Map (db m67804) HM
Oklahoma (Craig County), Vinita — War Memorial
"Not In Vain" may be the pride of those who survived and the epitaph of those who fell Winston Churchill Dedicated on the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and . . . — Map (db m67801) WM
Oklahoma (Craig County), Vinita — Worcester Academy — A Congregational Mission School
Established at Vinita Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory by the Rev. J. W. Scroggs, D.D. Dedicated Jan. 14, 1883 Named in honor of the Rev. Samuel A. Worcester, D.D. Missionary among the Cherokees — Map (db m55648) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Bristow — 1st Lt Robert F. Trigalet, USMC
This 75mm Howitzer is a memorial to 1st Lt. Robert F. Trigalet, U.S.M.C. The first Marine from Bristow who gave his life for God and Country in the Vietnam Conflict. (Died May 2, 1969) — Map (db m41919) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Bristow — 45th Infantry (Thunderbird) Division
. . . — Map (db m41925) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Bristow — AMM1 Clifford Murl Satterfield, US Navy
This 3 Inch 50mm Deck Gun is dedicated to Clifford Murl Satterfield Aviation [Machinist's] Mate First Class U.S. Navy, Killed in Action off the U.S.S. Enterprise. South Pacific April 29, 1944 — Map (db m41922) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Bristow — Bristow Concrete Walk
In 1895 a concrete walk was installed by the City of Bristow across Main Street at 7th Street. The sloping sides allow the wagons to cross the walk. When Main Street was paved in 1915 the walk was removed. Both the installation and removal were . . . — Map (db m41941) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Bristow — Bristow Pioneers Plaza
[There are several dozen family histories on permanent markers on the plaza. One marker is transcribed, while the names on the other markers are listed for future reference] The Abrahams [on Panel 1] Only a little inquiry is needed . . . — Map (db m41953) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Bristow — Cpl Larry E. Caldwell, US Army
VFW Post 3656 dedicates this U.S. Army Corporal Missile in memory of Cpl. Larry E. Caldwell U.S. Army Killed In Action Mar. 19, 1970 in Tam Ky Vietnam — Map (db m41933) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Bristow — Cpl Peter W. Klingensmith
Bristow V.F.W. Post 3656 dedicates this WWI French 75mm Cannon to Cpl. Peter W. Klingensmith. First Bristow man killed in action in WWI and all other Doughboys who served their country. — Map (db m41923) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Bristow — Ex-Prisoners of War and Those Missing In Action
Dedicated to All Ex-Prisoners of War and Those Missing In Action — Map (db m41920) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Bristow — Major Quince L. Brown, USAAF
. . . — Map (db m41934) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Bristow — SFC Donald J. Hurt, US Army
Bristow VFW Post 3656 dedicates this 81mm Mortar to Sgt.1C Donald J. Hurt, from Bristow, Co. G, 2nd Bn 279th Inf, 45th Div. U.S. Army, who was killed in action in the Korean War April 10, 1952 — Map (db m41924) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Bristow — United States Navy Memorial
This hatchcover from the WWII submarine USS Batfish SS 310 is dedicated to the men of the U.S. Navy who have given their lives in defense of their country. — Map (db m41918) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Bristow — USS Gunboat Charleston (PG 51)
. . . — Map (db m41921) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Bristow — VFW Post 3656 Charter
By the authority of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States be it known that Comrades Elbert R. Anderson ∙ Walter G. Bisbee ∙ Edward R. Burris ∙ Clarence A. Davis ∙ Ralph H. Gable, Jr. ∙ Lee J. Johnson . . . — Map (db m41939) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Bristow — VFW Post 3656 War Memorial — They Gave All For Their Country
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3656 and the Ladies Auxiliary of Bristow, Oklahoma, honor the men who served in the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and especially the men listed below who made the supreme . . . — Map (db m41937) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Depew — Depew Community Veterans Memorial — "We Remember" — Duty • Honor • Country
Dedicated to those who served their country from a grateful Depew community ☆ By Name Reflects Killed in Action Abbett, Chas. R. ∙ Abbett, Geo. E. ∙ Alexander, William ∙ Allee, Marion D. ∙ ☆ . . . — Map (db m41890) HM
Oklahoma (Creek County), Sapulpa — Earle Berryhill Building
Headright oil income of Earle, Creek Roll No. NB988 (a minor), utilized as an investment for him by his father Theodore, Cr. No. 2519 (son of George W.), built this building, completed in 1909. Earliest Tenants American National Bank, . . . — Map (db m41978) HM
Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — U.S. 66 — Will Rogers Highway
The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum opened on September 23, 1995. The museum is operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society, and focuses on the history of Route 66. The redevelopment of the museum was funded with federal, state, and private funds, . . . — Map (db m52019) HM
Oklahoma (Delaware County), Bernice — Rolston Memorial
Louis Rolston Jr., the cemetery's namesake, a Cherokee Indian, was born in Georgia September 10, 1838. He enlisted in the Federal Army in 1862 and served under Col. John D. Allen in Company K. of the 16th Regiment. He participated in the Battles of . . . — Map (db m21239) HM
Oklahoma (Delaware County), Near Dodge — Stand Watie — Degataga Oo-Watee
Stand Watie was only American Indian to attain rank of Brigadier General during Civil War and was last Confederate General to surrender. Born in Georgia, December 12, 1806. He spoke only the Cherokee language until he was twelve years of age. When . . . — Map (db m25557) HM
Oklahoma (Dewey County), Leedey — California Road — First Crossed Here 1849
Near here on May 28, 1849, was the camp of a large party of gold seekers en route to California with a military escort under the command of Captain R. B. Marcy. The California Road was used by travelers for over 50 years. East of here about 4 miles . . . — Map (db m39802) HM
Oklahoma (Dewey County), Seiling — Amos Chapman
Famous Civilian Indian Scout for the U.S. Army, was born in 1839 and died in 1925. He was one of the five survivors of the 1874 Buffalo Wallow Fight, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his efforts. Chapman married a Cheyenne woman . . . — Map (db m62310) HM
Oklahoma (Garfield County), Bison — Buffalo Springs — On the Old Chisholm Trail. 1/3 mi West
From this noted watering place came the name of "Bison," 1 mi. so., "Buffalo Springs" was the camp site of Pat Hennessey and his men just before they were massacred, 7 mi. so., July 4, 1874. Next day, a war band of Indians was stood off by ranchmen . . . — Map (db m39801) HM
Oklahoma (Garfield County), Bison — Run of '89 North Boundary
At the opening of "Old Oklahoma", April 22, 1889, this was the north line for the Run starting at 12 o'clock noon. Prairies and hills in the 2,000,000 acre tract, south, were peopled by tens of thousands, homes were planted and tent cities sprang up . . . — Map (db m39796) HM
Oklahoma (Garfield County), Enid — Government Springs
A Camping Place on the Old Chisholm Trail Before and After 1865 Though the pathfinders die the paths remain open Map (db m55716) HM
Oklahoma (Garfield County), Enid — Jesse Chisholm — (circa 1805-1868)
A section of the famed Chisholm Trail (1867-1885), which was used to drive cattle from Texas to the rail heads in Kansas after the Civil War, crosses a portion of Vance AFB near the entrance to the Armed Forces Reserve Center. The trail was named . . . — Map (db m89793) HM
Oklahoma (Garfield County), Enid — The Chisholm Trail — 1865 – 1893
Here passed the Old Cattle Trail, blazed by Jesse Chisholm, which finally stretched for eight hundred miles from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas over which cowboys from the pasture-lands of the great southwest drove their herds to the . . . — Map (db m55715) HM
Oklahoma (Garfield County), Enid — The Missouri Compromise — (36° 30' North Latitude)
This marker sits on the Missouri Compromise line which by an Act of Congress on March 6, 1820, enabled Missouri to be admitted to the Union as a Slave State. But, the Act forbade slavery in the rest of the Louisiana Purchase North of the 36° 30' . . . — Map (db m55714) HM
Oklahoma (Greer County), Willow — 219 — First Shelterbelt in the United States
During the 1930s severe drought plagued the states in the great plains and deepened the depression. High winds caused dust storms which blackened the sky. In 1934, President Franklin Roosevelt initiated a program to help stabilize the blowing soil . . . — Map (db m39805) HM
Oklahoma (Haskell County), Stigler — 69 — Battle of the J.R. Williams
Site of Civil War naval battle. Confederate Indian forces led by Brig. Gen. Stand Watie, forced aground and captured Union Steamboat J.R. Williams with cargo worth $120,000, on June 15, 1864. Southern troops included Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks and . . . — Map (db m64073) HM
Oklahoma (Haskell County), Stigler — 70 — Tamaha Jail and Ferry Landing
One of the earliest port towns and trading centers in Choctaw Nation, I.T. Choctaws brought from Mississippi up Arkansas River to Tamaha on steamboats as early as 1831. Tamaha developed as port and ferry crossing around 1836. Post office built 1884 . . . — Map (db m76457) HM
Oklahoma (Haskell County), Tamaha — Tamaha Jail and Ferry Landing
Memorial to one of the earliest port towns and trading centers in the Choctaw Nation, I.T. Choctaws brought from Mississippi up Arkansas River to Tamaha on steamboats as early as 1831. Tamaha developed as port and ferry crossing around 1836. Post . . . — Map (db m77875) HM
Oklahoma (Hughes County), Holdenville — Fort Holmes — In immediate vicinity
Est., 1834, by Lieut. T.H. Holmes, later Lt. Gen., C.S.A. This post was visited~June, 1834~by Gen. Henry Leavenworth on his expedition to the Plains tribes. Edwards' Store, site 1 mile west of here, was the last trading post until Santa Fe on the . . . — Map (db m64074) HM
Oklahoma (Jefferson County), Ryan — Sunnyside High School
Closed 1929 Commissioner Bill Griffin 1990 — Map (db m57578) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Braman — Braman / Braman Business Leaders 1898 — 1930
Front Braman When the Santa Fe Railroad was extended from Hunnewell, Kansas to Tonkawa, a railroad promoter named J.W. Whistler chose the midway point as a good location for a town. With B.J. Templeton he bought the . . . — Map (db m96590) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Braman — 33 — Oklahoma War Chief
First newspaper printed in the Cherokee Strip, June 14, 1884. Published at tent town of Rock Falls, 2.5 miles N.W. of here by Capt. David L. Payne, leader of Oklahoma "Boomers". Printing office was burned and "Boomers" . . . — Map (db m96589) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Chilocco Indian School — Cherokee Strip
September 11, 1893 Thousands of Americans gathered in this township preparing to make the run for homesteads in the Cherokee Strip, a tract of land 58 miles wide, opening 6,500,000 acres for White settlement bought from the Cherokee . . . — Map (db m60480) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Chilocco Indian School — 32 — Chilocco Indian School
Academic, agricultural, vocational training for Indian youth from over U.S. Established by Act of Cong. 1882. Jasper M. Hadley 1st Superintendent. Handsome buildings of stone erected, and first pupils - Kiowa, Comanche children - entered Jan. . . . — Map (db m60484) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Chilocco Indian School — 34 — Oklahoma, The Indian State
. . . — Map (db m60482) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Chilocco Indian School — The Cherokee Strip
To commemorate the Opening of The Cherokee Strip September 16, 1893 — Map (db m60481) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — African-Americans
From the beginning, African-Americans settled and lived in Newkirk -- although this was not true in most of the towns in Kay County. They settled primarily on the east side of town, building their own community which included churches, . . . — Map (db m60443) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Cherokee Allotments
Newkirk owes its existence not simply to the opening of the Cherokee Outlet to homesteaders, but to the twenty-one allotments taken by the Cherokees in Kay County prior to the opening. The Outlet comprised eight million acres of prairie which . . . — Map (db m60457) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Fire of 1901
The entire east side of the 100 block of North Main burned to the ground November 15, 1901. Some of the citizens (obviously not the ones whose businesses were destroyed) thought this was a blessing in disguise. The block consisted of frame . . . — Map (db m60460) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — First National Bank
This Roman Classic structure with a corner recessed entry and simple columns was built in 1899. The building was originally known as the Dilday building and is constructed with native limestone secured a few miles east of Newkirk. John Pierce . . . — Map (db m60456) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Kay County Abstract Building
Dick Sherbon of Ponca City received the bid to erect this building for the Kay County Abstract Company in 1926. The bids for the building ranged from $4,400 to $5,700. This red brick structure was limited to one story because of the . . . — Map (db m60479) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Kay County War Memorial
"...that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a . . . — Map (db m60450) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Land of Hope — 1893 • 1994
This statue, "Land of Hope," depicts the courageous pioneers who staked their land claim in the "Land Run of the Cherokee Outlet" in 1893. This was created by sculptor, Bernadette Hess Carman, a native daughter, who generously donated her time . . . — Map (db m60449) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Newkirk
Newkirk was originally platted as the townsite of Lamoreux by the United States Land Office in 1893 as the county seat of "K" county. It was named after Silas W. Lamoreaux who was the head of the General Land Office in Washington, D.C., at the . . . — Map (db m60455) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Newkirk Kay County Fair
The Newkirk Kay County Fair was organized in 1896. Five dollar shares were sold in order to purchase property for the facilities, build a race track, grand stands and sheds. The share also gave free admittance to all shows and fairs for three . . . — Map (db m60459) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Oklahoma State Centennial 1907 - 2007
A centennial tribute to the people who shared this land at the turn-of-the-century, and who still call it home today. They faced opportunties and obstacles together and were woven together in time. The spirit that fueled the dream then, and the . . . — Map (db m60458) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — The Cline Building
William S. Cline had this building constructed in 1925. This was the same year that the Kay County Courthouse and the Masonic Temple were constructed in Newkirk. The Cline Building is illustrative of the influence of the Art Deco style. . . . — Map (db m60478) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — E. W. Marland — 1874 – 1941
Pioneer Oil Developer Philanthropist & Humanitarian Leader in Developing the Economy Culture and Beauty of Ponca City Donor of Pioneer Woman Statue Governor of Oklahoma United States Congressman — Map (db m55712) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — Lewis Haines (Lew) Wentz — (1872-1949)
Philanthropist Oil Man Donor: Wentz Camp, Wentz Pool Wentz Municipal Golf Course Ponca City, Oklahoma Founder: The Society For Crippled Children University of Oklahoma Student Loan Fund Oklahoma State University Student . . . — Map (db m55711) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Ponca City — Ponca City Library
Ponca City had been in existence for 11 years. She had schools, churches and even an opera house, but not a library. A group of women from the Twentieth Century Club decided to remedy this and convinced H.C.R. Brodboll to house a small “book . . . — Map (db m55710) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Tonkawa — Camp Tonkawa — Site of German Prisoner of War Camp — World War II — Jan. 1943 – Sept. 1945
(front) Site of German Prisoner of War Camp known as Camp Tonkawa – World War II – Jan. 1943 – Sept 1945 See other side for story (back) Between October and December 1942 more than 900 construction . . . — Map (db m55713) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Tonkawa — Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
"Hear me my Chiefs, I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever." With these words, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce surrendered to Colonel Nelson A. Miles of the United States Army and thus . . . — Map (db m60427) HM
Oklahoma (Kingfisher County), Kingfisher — Kingfisher
This was the U.S. Land Office site for filing claims at opening of "Old Oklahoma," April 22, 1889; also at opening of Cheyenne and Arapaho lands on April 19, 1892. J. C. Robberts was first Register, and J. V. Admire, first Receiver. First . . . — Map (db m29318) HM
Oklahoma (Kingfisher County), Kingfisher — Kingfisher College
Founded by Congregationalists, this college – site one mile north, 1890- 1922, achieved renown in education and character-building. It lives on at the University of Oklahoma as the Kingfisher College Chair of the Philosophy of Religion . . . — Map (db m72993) HM
Oklahoma (Latimer County), Wilburton — 189 — Bernard de la Harpe 1719
This French Explorer, seeking trade with the Wichita Indians, came north from Louisiana, on August 25, 1719, he camped three miles east of Hartshorne and the next day, following Gains Creek, passed here on his way to the Canadian River and the . . . — Map (db m29928) HM
Oklahoma (Le Flore County), Pocola — 190 — Battle of Backbone Mountain
On Sept. 1, 1863 Confederates under Brig. Gen. W.L. Cabell ambushed a Union force commanded by Maj. Gen. J.G. Blunt, but were driven off after a three hour battle. Later on July 24, 1864, the Choctaw Battalion led by Capt. Jack McCurtain defeated . . . — Map (db m77951) HM
Oklahoma (Le Flore County), Spiro — 191 — Choctaw Agency
Building completed, and Maj. F.C. Armstrong was first agent in 1832. Village became known as Skullyville. Choctaw Nation adopted new constitution in convention here, 1857. Stage station for Overland Mail to San Francisco 1858-61. Leading Choctaws . . . — Map (db m77871) HM
Oklahoma (Le Flore County), Spiro — 192 — Fort Coffee
Established June 16, 1834, by 7th Inf., and named in honor of Gen. John Coffee of Tennessee. Abandoned by U.S. Army in November 1838. In 1842 site selected by Choctaw Council and established as Ft. Coffee Academy for Boys. During Civil War . . . — Map (db m77873) HM
Oklahoma (Le Flore County), Spiro — Skullyville
Skullyville was founded in 1832 while removal of Choctaws to what is now Oklahoma was in process. First Choctaw Agency in the West was established here with Major F.W. Armstrong as agent. The name Skullyville was derived from Choctaw word . . . — Map (db m64486) HM
Oklahoma (Le Flore County), Spiro — Skullyville — Choctaw National Cemetery
(front) The founding of Skullyville dates back to 1832 when the removal of the Choctaws was in full progress. The old cemetery has all the interest usually attached to these places. Early on our people used rocks and stones to mark their . . . — Map (db m77924) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Chandler — Chandler Brick Paving
Built 1910 - 1911 Mayors J. A. McLaughlin, H. C. McGoughy and A. B. Oleson Street Commissioners: H. C. Tuttle 1910, and D. D. Landsaw 1911 Dedicated Historical Site October 1978 — Map (db m41780) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Chandler — Crane Motor Company — The Ford Agency — Built 1917
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m41760) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Chandler — Flynt Building — 1902
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m41757) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Chandler — Lincoln County War Memorial — In Memoriam — Lincoln Co. War Dead
World War I Allison O. Alford ∙ Denzil Alzey ∙ Arthur J. Armitage ∙ Ledder Baker ∙ Merl Bishop ∙ Charles S. Bouse ∙ Dick Bradbury ∙ Dick Brown ∙ Joseph Brown ∙ Archie E. Bryant ∙ . . . — Map (db m41769) WM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Chandler — Oleson-Crane Building — 1901
This building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the Department of the Interior. In 1989 it was purchased and presented to the Lincoln County Historical Society and the Museum of Pioneer History by: Ola Armstrong • . . . — Map (db m41752) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Chandler — Phillips 66 Filling Station
In memory of W. L. (Bill) Cheatham who operated a filling station on Route 66 at Warwick, Oklahoma from 1926 until 1978 — Map (db m41801) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Chandler — Wolcott Building — 1903
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m41754) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Davenport — Davenport / Davenport Post Office
Davenport Established Immediately After Sept. 22, 1891 Land Run Rural Trading Crossroads and Stagecoach Stop 4 Miles South of Present Location Davenport Post Office Established March 29, 1892 Nettie Davenport, First . . . — Map (db m41777) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Davenport — Davenport's Historic Broadway Avenue
Paved in 1925 with bricks manufactured at the Davenport Brick & Tile Corp. Financed with Paving District Bonds Davenport Brick Plant in Operation 1911 - 1929 — Map (db m41779) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Stroud — Murrah Federal Building Bombing — Oklahoma Remembers!
The Redbud is the state tree of Oklahoma. The Redbud trees located here and at other locations along the Turnpike have been placed in memory of the innocent victims of the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. The . . . — Map (db m59945) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Stroud — Rock Cafe — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
National Register of Historic Places, established in 1939. Built with rock unearthed during the paving of Route 66. — Map (db m41862) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Stroud — Sac & Fox Agency — 4 mi. South
Established 1869 on reservation of Sac and Fox Indians who were moved here from Kansas. Reservation land allotted tribal members and surplus opened to White settlement in 1891. Noted members of the tribe include Chief Moses Keokuk, Dr. William . . . — Map (db m41860) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Stroud — Stroud Area Veterans Monument
"In the shadow of liberty there are many benefits and freedoms for us all. But, they are protected at a cost of great personal tragedy." In Honor of Those Who Served the United States of America in War and Peace. Since the first men left . . . — Map (db m41885) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Stroud — Trooper Kenneth "Kenny" Osborn — July 7, 1947 - July 13, 1978 — In Memory Of
Joined the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in 1972 Trooper Osborn was killed on July 13, 1978 after stopping to investigate an abandoned vehicle on the Turner Turnpike. He was struck and killed by an out-of-control semi-trailer rig loaded with . . . — Map (db m59940) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Stroud — Trooper Larry Crabtree — Dec. 3, 1943 - Apr. 4, 1977 — In Memory Of
Joined the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in 1964 Trooper Crabtee was killed on April 4, 1977 by a single shotgun blast fired by a sixteen year-old driver at Mile Fifty Eight. Trooper Crabtee had stopped the driver for illegally entering the . . . — Map (db m59942) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Stroud — Turner Turnpike
Construction Inaugurated December 20, 1950 Opened to Traffic May 16, 1953 — Map (db m59943) HM
Oklahoma (Lincoln County), Stroud — William Alfred Mensch Building — 1922 — Historic US Route 66
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m41792) HM
Oklahoma (Logan County), Guthrie — Smith’s 2-Story Privy
Winfield S. Smith, Guthrie City Councilman and builder of many early commercial buildings, granted by deed on July 28, 1899 to Nathanial McKay the right to build a two-story 8x10 feet brick privy on his property (Lot 23) with right of access to . . . — Map (db m3414) HM
Oklahoma (Love County), Orr — Orr Community Veterans Memorial
(front) -U.S.A.-U.S.N.-U.S.A.F.-U.S.M.C.-M.M.- Dedicated to the men and women of the Orr community who served our country in times of peace and war Roy Carroll ∙ Lavern Hodgson ∙ Razz Black ∙ George G. W. Power . . . — Map (db m57441) HM
Oklahoma (Major County), Fairview — Glass Mountains or Gloss Mountains
In February 1873 the name Glass Mountains appeared on a map issued by the Federal General Land Office. Two years later the same office issued another map calling them the Gloss Mountains. Thus precipitating a conflict that continues to this day. . . . — Map (db m55717) HM
Oklahoma (Mayes County), Adair — 159 — Cabin Creek Battlefield
On Sept. 18, 1864, a Confederate force of 2,000, mainly Gen. Stand Watie's Indian Brigade, intercepted a Union supply train enroute from Kansas to Ft. Gibson. The convoy of 130 wagons with supplies worth $1.5 million was captured after a heavy . . . — Map (db m68101) HM
Oklahoma (Mayes County), Ketchum — 151-1995 — Old Military Road
Crossed here: Ft. Gibson (Est. 1824) to Ft. Leavenworth. Two Cabin Creek battles in Civil War fought at old ford 5 mi.; S.W. Ketchum is east 1.5 mi. The first store, 1860, and a stage stand were at Old Sulphur Springs campground near here, N.E. . . . — Map (db m52553) HM
Oklahoma (Mayes County), Locust Grove — 160 — Battle of Locust Grove
Federal troops suddenly attacked a Confederate camp along the ridge near here at dawn, July 2, 1862. The surprised Confederates hardly returned fire before their officers and heavy supplies were captured. Yet hot fighting in the woods lasted all day. — Map (db m52269) HM
Oklahoma (Mayes County), Pryor — Nathaniel Hale Pryor — b. Amherst County, Virginia, 1772 — d. June of 1831
Pryor Creek was named in honor of Nathaniel Hale Pryor. Captain Pryor was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, a veteran of the war of 1812 and was a Captain at the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. In June he was honorably . . . — Map (db m68099) HM
Oklahoma (Mayes County), Pryor — Veterans Memorial — 1776 - 1976
In memory of those who served our country — Map (db m68093) WM
Oklahoma (Mayes County), Salina — 158 — Chouteau's Post
Oldest permanent American settlement in the state. Grew out of Chouteau's fur trade at St. Louis, with Osages after they settled this region in 1802 from Missouri. Improvements here in 1817 became residence of Col. A.P. Chouteau, West Point grad. . . . — Map (db m64481) HM
Oklahoma (McCurtain County), Broken Bow — 203 — Military Road - Choctaw Trail of Tears
Cut from Washington, Ark., to Fort Towson in 1831 for removal of Choctaws from Miss., became known as Choctaw Trail of Tears after thousands of suffering Indians used it to reach new lands. Road served as major east-west artery for Choctaw Nation . . . — Map (db m24398) HM
Oklahoma (McCurtain County), Idabel — 200 — Garland Cemetery
Small cemetery nearby contains graves of Choctaw chief Samuel Garland (1862 – 64) and family members including his mother-in-law, Sophie Pitchlynn. Peter Pitchlynn, son of Sophie and John Pitchlynn, was chief 1864 -- 66. Garland migrated from . . . — Map (db m24400) HM
Oklahoma (McCurtain County), Valliant — 196 — Clear Creek Water Mill
Water powered grist mill in operation on Clear Creek early as 1819 by white settlers in old Miller County, Arkansas Territory. New mill built in 1837 by Choctaw Joel Kemp. A later owner, Choctaw John Wilson, replaced crude undershot wheel with . . . — Map (db m24401) HM
Oklahoma (McCurtain County), Valliant — 198 — Elliott Academy
Established here in 1869 as Oak Hill Industrial Academy by Presbyterian Board of Missions as boarding school for children of Choctaw Freedmen. Academy succeeded small school begun in 1860 by ex-slave and Presbyterian Minister Charles W. Stewart to . . . — Map (db m24403) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Checotah — 116 South Broadway
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m73193) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Checotah — 1st Regiment Kansas Colored Volunteers — 1863 - 1865
On July 17, 1863, at the Battle of Honey Springs, the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteers wrote a stirring page in American history, becoming one of the first Black units of the Civil War to play a key role in a Union victory as Major General James G. . . . — Map (db m80514) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Checotah — City Hall
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m73157) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Checotah — Jefferson Highway — c. 1920
• Was a 2290 mile transcontinental "National Trail" from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana; • Roadway through town ran from North Broadway to Gentry Avenue, then on SW 2nd Street and back to South Broadway; • Route formed what . . . — Map (db m73153) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Checotah — Kniseley and Long Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m73195) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Checotah — Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Established - 1890 Sanctuary Built - 1917 Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior November 13, 1984 — Map (db m73156) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Checotah — Missouri-Kansas-Texas Depot
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m73154) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Checotah — Paul Henry Carr — 1924 - 1944 — WWII Naval Hero, Checotah
Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Paul Henry Carr, USNR (1924-1944), heroic Gun Captain of the After 5-inch Mount of the Destroyer Escort, Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), died during the battle off Samar, Battle of Leyte Gulf, 25 Oct. 1944. He was awarded a . . . — Map (db m73155) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Checotah — The Gentry Block
From 1898-1902, ambitious Checotah townspeople invested in the city's future by building impressive red brick Romanesque structures. The Block shown in the antique engraving was planned by Mr. W.E. Gentry, "The Father of Checotah." This arch . . . — Map (db m73196) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Checotah — Towry Brothers Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m73194) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Checotah — Veterans Memorial
Those Who Served All Gave Some ... Some Gave All — Map (db m73159) WM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Eufaula — Alexander Posey
Birthplace: 2½ miles N.E., 1873 Creek Poet: "Dew and the Bird," "Ode to Sequoyah," and other poems. Columnist: famous "Fus Fixico" letters. Editor, "Muskogee Times" and Eufaula "Indian Journal." Supt. of Creek Orphan School; in charge of . . . — Map (db m73198) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Eufaula — City Hall
. . . — Map (db m73201) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Eufaula — Green Corn Dance
Greatest ceremonial rite of Creek Indians was Green Corn Dance. It was held at time of year when before corn had fully matured and while grains were soft. Dance was celebration of harvest season and was of intense religious devotion. In . . . — Map (db m64184) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Eufaula — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all who have served in the defense of our country Presented & dedicated Sept. 16, 1994 — Map (db m73199) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Rentiesville — Confederate Soldiers — Honey Springs — July 17, 1863
"Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, lest we forget, lest we forget" This commemorative marker is respectfully dedicated to honor the brave soldiers of the Confederate States of America who gallantly fought and died here on July 17, 1863. The Battle . . . — Map (db m52289) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Rentiesville — Five Civilized Tribes in the Battle of Honey Springs
Order Of Battle (Indian Units) Federal Forces: First Indian Home Guard (Cherokee) Second Indian Home Guard (Cherokee) Confederate Forces: First Choctaw Regiment Second Choctaw Regiment First Chickasaw and Choctaw Regiment . . . — Map (db m52286) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Rentiesville — Texas Monument — Battle of Honey Springs
. . . — Map (db m76478) WM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Rentiesville — Union Soldiers — Honey Springs — July 17, 1863
"We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have fallen in vain" This commemorative marker is dedicated to the memory of the Union soldiers who bravely fought and died here on July 17, 1863. Major General James G. Blunt began moving 3,000 . . . — Map (db m52288) HM
Oklahoma (Muskogee County), Fort Gibson — 237-2000 — Manard
Site of Manard Settlement on Bayou Menard. Named for Pierre Menard (1766-1844. Menard, an early day fur trader, merchant and member of the Chouteau family. Served as the first territorial governor of Illinois. Springs at Manard identified as a . . . — Map (db m52605) HM
Oklahoma (Muskogee County), Haskell — 72 — La Harpe's Council
First peace council and alliance in Oklahoma between a European nation and Indian tribes held here at a Tawakoni village by Comdt Bernard De La Harpe on his first visit to the Arkansas River. He erected a post here carved with the coat-of-arms of . . . — Map (db m77867) HM
Oklahoma (Muskogee County), Muskogee — 71 — Fort Davis
Established Nov. 1861 by Gen. Albert Pike, C.S. Army. Named for Pres. Jefferson Davis, who had been stationed in the area when a Lieut. U.S. Army. Nearly one million dollares spent on this post by Confederates. In Second Federal Invasion Ft. Davis . . . — Map (db m52277) HM
Oklahoma (Muskogee County), Muskogee — 73 — State's Earliest Oil Refinery
Muskogee Oil Refining Company, organized in March 1905, built a finishing plant near this site in November, 1904. It soon was producing lamp kerosene, lubricating oil and industrial fuel - the beginning of oil refining in Oklahoma, a leading . . . — Map (db m73123) HM
Oklahoma (Muskogee County), Muskogee — Thomas-Foreman House
This house was built in 1898 by John R. Thomas, Federal Judge from 1897-1901. As a former congressman from Illinois, his influence was responsible for the increase of the United States Navy from one battleship to that equal other nations of the day. . . . — Map (db m77870) HM
Oklahoma (Muskogee County), Webbers Falls — 75-1995 — Webbers Falls
Settled in 1829, named for Walter Webber, Western Cherokee Chief, who had a trading post here. Home of "Rich Joe" Vann to 1844, owner of "Lucy Walker," quarter mile race horse, for which he named his Mississippi River steamboat. In Civil War battle, . . . — Map (db m52567) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Arcadia — Arcadia Round Barn, Arcadia, Oklahoma — Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Built in April 1898 by William Odor on his farm. Restored in 1992 by Luke Robinson [sic - Robison], community workers and local businesses.

Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeing — Map (db m83069) HM

Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Arcadia — Beverly and Karl White

Beverly White First President Arcadia Historical & Preservation Society, Inc. In recognition and appreciation of their hard work and dedication in the acquisition, fundraising, and restoration of the historic "Round Barn", on this . . . — Map (db m83048) HM

Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Arcadia — Everybody Had One

This outdoor toilet, often referred to as outhouse or privy, was originally behind the Bright Day Lodge on Main Street. In earlier days this was an essential structure for every business and home. On Halloween night in Arcadia these buildings . . . — Map (db m83067) HM

Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Arcadia — Frank and Katie Vrana — 1898 [Round Barn Centennial] 1998

It is with Love, Admiration, Affection, and in their Loving Memory We the Children of Frank and Katie Vrana Give this Historic Round Barn to the Arcadia Historical and Preservation Society, Inc. April 26, 1998

Mary . . . — Map (db m83047) HM

Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Arcadia — Luke and Anna Robison

It is with Love and Appreciation we the Society Dedicate this Historical Round Barn to Luke and Anna Robison For without Their Tireless Efforts and Complete Devotion, this Historical Landmark could not have been saved Thank . . . — Map (db m83046) HM

Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Arcadia — 215 — Route 66
Whether motorists called Route 66 the Ozark Trail, the Will Rogers Highway, Main Street America or the Mother Road, all remember Arcadia's Round Barn. The well-known landmark was built in 1898 by W.H. Odor. After the route was designated a . . . — Map (db m52003) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Arcadia — Tuton's Drugstore — Arcadia, Oklahoma

Officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places March 3, 1980

Built - 1916-1917 Druggist - Thomas H. Tuton Registered Pharmacist - Ethel Rogers Tuton — Map (db m83070) HM

Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Arcadia — Washington Irving's Camp

The Washington Irving party and a troop of U.S. Rangers encamped on this spot, Oct. 24, 1832 — Map (db m83091) HM

Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Arcadia — Washington Irving's Camp

Near here, 1832, Washington Irving hunted wild horses, an exciting event described in his book on his Oklahoma tour as "Ringing the Wild Horse." In party were H. L. Ellsworth, U.S. Comm., Chas. J. Latrobe, English writer, and Swiss Count, . . . — Map (db m83097) HM

Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Luther — 56 — Run of '89 East Boundary — -----000-----

At the opening of "Old Oklahoma" April 22, 1889, this was the East Line for the Run starting at 12 o'clock noon. Prairies and hills in the 2,000,000 acre tract, west, were peopled by tens of thousands, homes were planted and tent cities sprang . . . — Map (db m83092) HM

Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Luther — Veterans Memorial

To Honor All Veterans who have or are now serving our country for the preservation of peace

In God We Trust — Map (db m83095) WM

Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — American Elm — Ulmus americana — Height to 70' (21 m), Zone 2-10
Native to Eastern N. America. Planted widely for shade and shelterbelts as one of the most popular trees of the city streets, lawns, and parks. However, it is no longer the "famous shade tree" of the past, nor widely recommended. The Dutch elm . . . — Map (db m59961) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — And Jesus Wept — John 11
On April 19, 1995 at 9:02 a.m., a bomb exploded just a few hundred feet east of here. In that instant and the ensuing calamity, 168 people were known to be killed. Devastation covered this area. The parish house which stood on this corner was . . . — Map (db m60345) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — As Long As The Waters Flow — Dedication Ceremonies
Honoring the centuries-old presence and contribution of Native Americans to Oklahoma State Capitol Rotunda Sunday, June 4, 1989 Master of Ceremonies State Senator Enoch Kelly Haney, Seminole Creek Program Participants Allan Houser . . . — Map (db m60269) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Building Occupants
Engraved in the paving behind you are the emblems of the seventeen federal agencies and the three non-federal tenants that occupied the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. For their contributions and losses they are . . . — Map (db m60294) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Central High School
Erected in 1910 as Oklahoma High School, at that time the city's only high school, this Gothic style building was a source of great civic pride. Many future leaders were educated here. — Map (db m60387) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Children's Area
Children were a significant part of the worldwide response in April 1995, responding with words of encouragement and messages of hope - for Rescue Workers specifically - and Oklahomans in general. Thousands of ceramic tiles were sent to Oklahoma . . . — Map (db m60361) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Flags Flown Over Oklahoma
First Flag Royal Standard of Spain Coronado's Expedition 1541 Second Flag Great Union of Great Britain Carolina Land Grant Included Oklahoma 1663 Third Flag Royal Standard of France LaSalle Claimed the . . . — Map (db m60393) HM

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