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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 was designated the 45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway in recognition of the division's gallant and distinguished service in World War II and the Korean Conflict and to specially honor those Thunderbirds who gave their lives in such service. On . . . — 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. Atoka County and City were named in his honor. — 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 Territory. Three (Waddle's Station, Geary's Station and Boggy Depot) were in present-day Atoka County. (See Back) The Butterfield Trail permitted early trans-continental communication and was vital to settling the West. Service was halted by the . . . — 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 Texas Regiment was suddenly attacked by Federal forces -- 3 companies of Fourteenth Kansas Cavalry, Maj. Charles Willets in command, and a section of howitzers under Capt. Solomon Kaufman. The Confederates though poorly armed made a firm stand in a hot . . . — 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. Durant, Jr. Danny L. Evans • Bennie Lewis • Virgel McBride James C. Shields • Bobby D. Swindell For Freedom Sake They will rise on wings like eagles Isaiah 40:31 — 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 men at a dance in Stringtown. As the lawmen approached, the threesome opened fire, killing Moore instantly and severely wounding Maxwell. — 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 37th Parallel was chosen as the southern boundary of Colorado and Kansas. New Mexico's eastern boundary was the 103rd Meridian. By the Missouri Compromise, Texas came into the Union with 36° 30" Parallel as their northern boundary. This northern . . . — 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 was built on the Williams' Place. The school burned in 1935, land was purchased by private donations and a new building was built in 1936 at a cost of $64,123. A P.W.A grant was awarded for $28,636. Phoenix consolidated with Eureka in 1947 and Eureka consolidated 95 square miles to Turpin in 1969. — 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 was replaced by a consolidated school housed in a new three story red brick structure. During 1930’s over 500 students were enrolled. Schools consolidated were Delhi Academy, Old Delhi Acres, Greenhorn and Friendship. Organizations such as Woodmen of . . . — 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 Capitol, 1863-1883. Noted Chiefs there included Peter P. Pitchlynn, Allen Wright and Jackson McCurtain. — 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 - circa. 1917 Ellis & Warwick Dry Goods Ellis Department Store — 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 until his death in 1969. — 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 Chickasaws traveled by various routes to lands purchased from the Choctaw Indians. This journey became known as the "Chickasaw Trail of Tears." — 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 Plains Indians and wagon trains moving west. With the Mexican War and after gold was discovered in California, Fort Washita became a center of activity. Occupied during the Civil War by Confederate forces. Not occupied at any time thereafter by U.S. troops. — 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 the Choctaws, 1853, and to the Chickasaws, 1856. Under his supervision the agencies were consolidated and office was located at Fort Washita. With the outbreak of War Between the States, Cooper was designated by his friend, Jefferson Davis, . . . — 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 continued until the outbreak of the War Between the States. — 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 Antietam, 1862. Post abandoned Feb 24, 1908. Reserve was U.S. remount station to 1949. — 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 nation's capitol at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run prior to being promoted to Major General in July 1862. Reno was killed in action on Sept. 14, 1862 at the Battle of South Mountain, Maryland. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown, D.C. — 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 Oklahoma. Traditional wedding, reunion and family gathering place. Czech plays performed until 1940. Czech dances held Saturday nights since 1925. A National and State Historic Site. — 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 a century ago. A mile north of Park Hill was the Cherokee Female Seminary and about three miles northwest, the Cherokee Male Seminary. They left their impress on Oklahoma history. — 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 Rev. and Mrs. (Ann Orr) Worcester, and the noted Cherokee, Elias Boudinot. — 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, missionary, had built Riley's Chapel. — 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 homeland on December 29, 1835. Despite the protests of the overwhelming majority of Cherokee people, the fraudulent "Treaty of New Echota" was ratified by the U.S. Senate by only a single vote on May 23, 1836. The Cherokees were given two years from . . . — 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 capital of the Choctaw Nation. George Hudson, Principal Chief, 1860. Noted Choctaws including David Folsom and Robert M. Jones. — 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 settlement of Doaksville and local planters received goods and transported cotton to New Orleans. The cotton went to textile mills in Great Britain and the eastern United States, helping fuel the Industrial Revolution. Commercial navigation of the Upper . . . — 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 a major entry point for thousands headed for Austin's colony and other settlements in Texas. Along these routes traveled such notable persons as General Zachary Taylor, Sam Houston, David Crockett, Jefferson Davis, and Benjamin Milan. — 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, whether in mind or body: we acknowledge your pain and appreciate what you did for our country. To those who survived: God bless you. We are forever grateful. To the families of those who served: we acknowledge the hardship, mental anguish, and . . . — 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 company of Mormon pioneers, who were then enroute to the Rocky Mountains. The Battalion's 2,000 mile journey from Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, to San Diego, California, then the longest march by infantry in U.S. military history, traversed for a . . . — 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 William Becknell's expedition from Missouri in 1823. — 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 a roaring violence equal to 15,000 tons of TNT. 3,100 participating military officers and men crouched some 5,000 yards from the churning mass of heat and flame that surrounded the core of the atomic fireball. The event was a milestone in military . . . — 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 for peace; Chief Nana, the original desert fox; Chief Chihuahua of the Chiricahuas; and sons and grandsons of Mangus Colorados, Victorio, Cochise, Naiche and Juh and of such noted scouts as Kaahteney, Chatto, Kayitah and Martine. Here also lie 12 of . . . — 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 these people—hostiles, friendlies, and scouts alike—were sent as prisoners-of-war to Florida, then to Alabama. In 1894 they were brought to Fort Sill where they remained for the next 19 years. Living in 12 villages, with many of their . . . — 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 1,200 acres and and was laid out in the form of a horseshoe, opening to the east. This marker is at the site of the north entrance to the camp. Frame mess halls, storehouses, canteens, and other facilities were erected by the Selden-Breck . . . — 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 extreme heroism in Germany on March, 1945, he was awarded the Medal of Honor, the United States' highest decoration. For his courage in other actions in World War II, he received the Distinguished Service Cross (the US's second highest decoration) . . . — 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. Previously referred to as "Camp on Medicine Bluff Creek" or "Camp Wichita," this frontier post was established in Indian Territory to pacify and protect Indian tribes of the Southern Great Plains. By 1901, Indian reservations in the vicinity of Fort Sill . . . — 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 increasing numbers of Infantry on post needed additional space, and a new commissary was erected southeast of the quadrangle, freeing this facility for use as a barracks. Subsequent remodeling saw the replacement of the log walls with more . . . — 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 & school house. Built of native limestone and local timbers, this little outpost of Christianity was the first structure of the post visible to weary travelers coming in by stage from the distant settlements in the eastern states. Captain Jeremiah . . . — 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 immediately north. Some Indian prisoners were also temporarily confined within the walls of the large ice house northeast of the quadrangle. Soldiers who violated military rules were confined here as were hostile Indian leaders and also civilian outlaws . . . — 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 adjutant had the authority to execute an order if the Commanding Officer was absent. One of the rooms was used for the Post Library to hold the few periodicals and books that might be shipped from back East. After close of business hours, the Guardhouse . . . — 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 weapon. The M-107's long-range 175MM gun was the key to establishing a network of artillery fire bases and was one of the most important pieces in the artillery arsenal. Type: Self-propelled Howitzer Crew: 13 men Weight: 62,400 lbs. Barrel Life: . . . — 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. Harper, J.L. Read, and R.P. Chaat. Reverend Robert Chaat of the Comanche Indian Tribe began his ministry of the Comanche Reformed Church in 1925, and devotedly served his people in this capacity throughout the year 1970. During his long tenure the . . . — 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. Stand Watie - First Indian Brigade Brig. Gen. Richard M. Gano - Texas Cavalry Brigade Part of Howell's Battery. Federal Forces -- Captain Henry Hopkins - 2nd Kansas Cavalry Detachments of 6th and 14th Kansas Cavalry 2nd and 3rd Indian . . . — 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 where the Texas Road crossed Cabin Creek. After a Union artillery barrage the First Kansas Colored, supported by the 3rd Indian Home Guard, forded waist deep Cabin Creek under heavy small arms fire. Emerging with bayonets fixed, the First Kansas . . . — 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 project. Excellent fishing, boating, recreation and scenic facilities are open to the public. — 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, "have a rodeo next year, and I'll be back." American Legion Post 40 organized a rodeo for September 1935, but Will and Wiley Post were killed August 15, 1935 in a plane crash. After that the rodeo became the "Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo" and continues . . . — 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 Ninety-One by the Craig County War Veterans Memorial Association. In memory of Craig County servicemen killed in action during time of war and repatriated prisoners of war. Spanish American War "Rough Riders" Tilden W. Dawson POW - . . . — 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
This M114 Armored Command Carrier is dedicated to Oklahoma's 45th Infantry (Thunderbird) Division that had in World War II 511 Combat Days, 8 Campaigns. In the Korean War 429 Combat Days, 4 Campaigns — 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 done by Clay Chapman, a local teamster. This portion of the original cross walk was donated by the Chapman heirs. Installed Nov. 1, 1980 — 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 to establish the fact that Joe Abraham was one of the first and foremost in the early commercial and cultural development of Bristow. Born March 20, 1865, he came to America in 1896 from his native Beirut, Syria (now Lebanon), arriving in New York . . . — 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
This U.S. Air Force propeller is dedicated to Major Quince L. Brown, the 78th Fighter Group's Top Ace of WWII (3-time Ace) First pilot to strafe with a P-47 (named Okie), he was killed in action - Sept. 6, 1944 — 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)
This WWII Twin 40mm Anti Aircraft Gun was part of the armament on the USS Gunboat Charleston PG 51 that in the Attu Operation shot down one Mitsubishi 97 Jap bomber and sent three away smoking May 22, 1943 — 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 ∙ Sherman C. Jones, Jr. ∙ Robert M. Loeffler ∙ Ray M. Myers ∙ Dewey H. Price ∙ Milton L. Sears ∙ Vince A. Ary, Jr. ∙ Joseph E. Bowling ∙ Lewis R. Conrad ∙ Leon T. Davis ∙ Claude O. Holder . . . — 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 sacrifice in giving their lives for their country. 4-21-1898 Spanish American War 8-12-1898 Smith, C. H. SGT USMC ∙ Tunnel, Elijah Banning CC Navy 4-06-1917 World War I 11-11-1918 Brown, Grady W. PVT Army ∙ Kilingsmith, Peter . . . — 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. ∙ ☆ Anderson, Bobby ∙ Anderson, Earl ∙ ☆ Anderson, Toby ∙ Anderson, Will E. ∙ Ashcraft, Billy J. ∙ Ashcraft, Robert L. ∙ Atteberry, Walter ∙ Austin, Owen ∙ Baker, Julius P. ∙ Baker, Lawrence L. Red . . . — 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, Ground Floor Graham & Welch Clothing Store, Ground Floor Uden Book Store, Ground Floor Joe Bruner, Second Floor John Ellinghausen, Second Floor Tom Wallace, Second Floor Sapulpa Refinery, Second Floor Lloyd Anderson Agency, Third Floor . . . — 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, with the citizens of Clinton, Oklahoma contributing over $200,000. Will Rogers and Route 66 are symbols of American optimism. They have become internationally known, sharing Oklahoma with the world. "We are here just for a spell and then pass . . . — 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 Pine Ridge and Springfield. Several years after the war he migrated to what is now Monkey Island, then Needmore, Indian Territory. He deeded 2 acres for a "Grave Yard" and 1 acre for a School from his Cherokee Land Allotment. Two graves were on . . . — 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 the federal government began urging Cherokees to move from Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina to a home west of the Mississippi, Stand Watie was one of those who believed it best for Cherokees to make such a move. As signer of the treaty of New . . . — 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 are traces of the Western Cattle Trail to Dodge City, Kansas. — 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 named Mary Longneck, the daughter of Chief Stone. — 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 at the Springs. Crowds here made the Oklahoma "Run," April 22, 1889. — 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 before nightfall. — 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 after Jesse Chisholm, a true pioneer of the American West. Born in 1805 to a Scottish father and a Cherokee mother, he was the very embodiment of the collision of two great cultures. A merchant, guide, and interpreter, Chisholm established small . . . — 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 railroads. Many tales of adventure will perhaps remain untold with the passing of those who traveled the trail. To them this Memorial is Dedicated, in the Year 1945. — 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' North Latitude. The proposal marked the first great debate over the Territorial Expansion of slavery. The Kansas-Nebraska Act of May 30, 1854, repealed section #8 of the Missouri Compromise, which was the most important provision and created the . . . — 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 and put people to work. His prairie states forestry project envisioned planting wide belts of trees from North Dakota to Texas to protect cropland and reduce damage to the environment. The Nation's first shelterbelt was planted on the H.E. Curtis farm . . . — 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 Seminoles. — 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 and jail in 1886. Last steamboat landed in 1912, 3 mi. east of Stigler, SH 9. — 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 Office built 1884 and jail 1889. Last steamboat landed in 1912. — 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 California Trail, for emigrants in the Gold Rush. Jesse Chisholm was a partner in this store, 1836. — Map (db m64074) HM
Oklahoma (Jefferson County), Ryan — Sunnyside High School
Closed 1929 Commissioner Bill Griffin 1990 — Map (db m57578) 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 Nation by the U.S. Government for $8,300,000. President Grover Cleveland and Secretary of the Interior Hoke Smith arranged to have 9 canvas booths placed within 100 ft. of the Kansas State Line where each eager American must make 7 affidavits and . . . — 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. 1884. First graduating class was in 1894. — Map (db m60484) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Chilocco Indian School — 34 — Oklahoma, The Indian State
Land in this area was granted to Cherokee Indians by U.S., 1828. Opened to White settlement, 1893. Kaw Indian Tribal Reservation, 5 miles east. There was located land allotment of Hon. Charles Curtis, Kaw Indian, Vice President of U.S., 1928-32. — 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, restaurants, schools and stores. The Mount Olive Baptist Church was organized in 1894 with Albert Jones as minister. At a later date the African Methodist Episcopal Church was also organized. The first Black school was opened in the French Restaurant with . . . — 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 was part of the agreement made when the Cherokees gave up their homelands and moved to Oklahoma. This area was to be their outlet to the west. The Cherokees made several attempts to colonize the Outlet and were forcibly removed by the government. . . . — 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 buildings in poor condition. The fire started three doors from the south end of the block in the second floor of Ward Brothers Restaurant at 4:00 p.m. Most of the businesses were lighted by gasoline lamps. Frank Jennison was in charge of cleaning the . . . — 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 had the stonework contract. The real estate offices of J.H. Strain and the Farmer's State Bank were both housed in this building in October of 1899. The First National Bank with Porter Willis Smith as President purchased the building in 1903, . . . — 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 Masonic Temple to the south. The windows of the lodge rooms for the Temple were not to be blocked by a two story building. A decorative green facade at the top of the building resembles clay tile to give the building a Spanish flair. Kay County Federal . . . — 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 new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Abraham Lincoln We Are Young. We Have Died. Remember Us. Whether our lives and our deaths were for peace and a new . . . — 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 and talent to sculpt this piece for the heirs of these brave ancestors. Dedication - Sept. 17, 1994 — 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 time. However, the citizens who made the historic run of September 16, 1893 and settled this community did not care for the name. They immediately held a town meeting and the name was changed to Santa Fe with the hopes of enticing the railroad to . . . — 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 years. By 1905 the fair was in full swing. A new barn, 320 feet long containing eighty stalls, had been built along with grand stands that seated 600 people. The fair lasted five days with a schedule that included stock racing, automobile racing, a . . . — 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 determination that keeps it alive today has not changed. We are a people of varied cultures hoping to create a better life and shared rewards. — 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. Mosaic tiles are used for the street level facade and entry. The building has a polychromatic appearance by the use of red brick separating the stories and red brick trim outlining the shape of the structure both horizontally and vertically. The use of . . . — 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 Loan Fund 'He Always Gave' 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 exchange” club in the back room of his insurance office. The year was 1904 and the library exchange had 50 books. Eventually the club collected 500 volumes and it was evident a larger library building was needed. The Twentieth Century Club . . . — Map (db m55710) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Tonkawa — Camp Tonkawa
(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 workers labored 24 hours a day to build Camp Tonkawa on the quarter section immediately north of this marker. SE1/4 Sec 28-26n-1w. The 160 acre site contained more than 180 wooden structures for 3,000 German P.O.W.s as well as 500 U.S. Army guard troops, . . . — 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 began an eight-year exile of these people from their homeland in Idaho. Refusing to be herded onto a reservation, the Nez Perce, described by Miles as "a very bright and energetic body of Indians, indeed, the most intelligent that I had ever seen," . . . — Map (db m60427) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Tonkawa — Site of German Prisoner of War Camp Known as Camp Tonkawa — World War II — Jan. 1943 - Sept. 1945
Front Legend [and POW Camp diagram] See other side for story Back Between October and December 1942 more than 900 construction workers labored 24 hours a day to build Camp Tonkawa on the quarter section immediately north of this marker SEΌ Sec 28-26N-1W. The 160 acre site contained more than 180 wooden structures for 3,000 German P.O.W.s as well as 500 U.S. Army guard troops, service personnel, and civilian employees. Activated in January 1943 the post received its first . . . — Map (db m60426) 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 postoffice, Lisbon, established April 20, 1889: name changed to Kingfisher, July 18, 1889. — 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 and Ethics. — 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 Wichita Villages to the north. — 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 a Federal cavalry force here. — 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 here included Tandy Walker, Edwin McCurtain, and Thos. D. Ainsworth. — 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 buildings used as barracks by Confederate forces. In Oct. 1863 captured by Federal troops and principal buildings burned. — 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 “Iskuli” meaning a piece of money. It was here Choctaws received annuity payments hence referred to the place as “Money Town” or Skullyville. There were three districts in the Choctaw Nation with Skullyville being the capitol . . . — 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 loved ones grave sites. Though most of the rocks & stones that were not engraved in some way have been removed, it is known that hundreds of Indian people lie here in unmarked graves. The stones that are left with engraving date back to the early . . . — 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 ∙ Ernest Carter ∙ Thomas L. Case ∙ Forest Cox ∙ James Cumberland ∙ Cleason M. Dale ∙ Thomas Davis ∙ Archey L. Dooley ∙ Haynes B. Dorris ∙ Ulis E. Dunn ∙ Charles H. Estes ∙ Albert C. Fielding . . . — 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 • Lorraine T. Berry Wanda Burt • Eula Mae Cross Donald F. & Sally Ferrell David Hellman • Mrs. Victor Hellman Mrs. Roy Hoffman, Jr. Paul & Lola Mae Martin Dr. & Mrs. Dee Pennington A. Freeman & Allie May Smith Jeanne Hoffman Smith Dr. & . . . — 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 Postmaster Town Moved to Present Location On Railroad in 1898 — 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 Innocent Lucio Aleman, Jr. ∙ Teresa Alexander ∙ Richard Allen ∙ Ted Allen ∙ Baylee Almon ∙ Diane Althouse ∙ Rebecca Anderson ∙ Pamela Argo ∙ Sandy Avery ∙ Peter Avillanoza ∙ Calvin . . . — 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 Jones, anthropologist, and Jim Thorpe, internationally known athlete. — 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 the Stroud area in 1898 to defend their country, until the present day, our people have been proud of the 1300 young men and women who have served in the Armed Forces. This land is a better place because of the sacrifices they made. "Not in Vain" . . . — 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 steel. — 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 Turner Turnpike. — 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 occupants of that lot as well as lots 24 and 25. McKay, a transplanted easterner who became a Guthrie developer, was charged with keeping the privy maintained and in good repair when he purchased the lot and its “Triumph Building.” Tenants of . . . — 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 ∙ Sam Worsham ∙ Charlie Power ∙ Earl Roberts ∙ Cecil Lyle ∙ Leotha Davis ∙ Bill Lyle ∙ Ashley Roberts ∙ Maxine Patty ∙ J. O. Porter ∙ D. Ken Roberts ∙ Dewey Freeman ∙ David Trammel . . . — 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. The 1875 map resulted from a survey led by an engineer named T.H. Barrett. Historiographer James Cloud is of the opinion that a draftsman copied this map and misread the “A” for an “O”. A persistent legend exists that a . . . — 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 engagement. Last major Civil War engagement in Indian Territory. — 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. Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission, 1954 — 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 discharged from the army and returned to Indian trade in Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) in 1820 established a trading post on Grand River. In grateful appreciation this marker is erected by Private Jacob Holley Chapter 322 under the auspices of . . . — 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. Noted in western U.S. Official life and for many posts in Indian trade. — 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 until early 1900s. Important early Choctaw settlements on road were Harris Mill, Eagletown, Lukfata, Wheelock and Clear Creek. Segments of road still identifiable and visible. — 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 Mississippi during Choctaw removal in 1830s, opened and operated large plantation in vicinity with black slave labor. Cemetery is the only remaining evidence of Garland occupation. Headstone of Sophie Pitchlynn bears birthdate of December 27, 1773, believed to be earliest in Oklahoma. — 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 turbine-type which also powered cotton gin. John Prince acquired mill site in 1909, updated machinery and replaced log dam with concrete, drilled two artesian wells and supplied water to town of Valliant for many years. Adjacent swimming pool was a . . . — 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 serve numerous black families who had settled here after Civil War. Name changed in 1912 after David Elliott gave funds for new dormitory in memory of his wife, Alice Lee. Students cleared and operated large farm to help support school. Hundreds of students trained at academy before closure in 1936. — 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. Blunt, the Union commander at Honey Springs, reported: "The First Kansas (Colored) particularly distinguished itself. They fought like veterans, and preserved their line unbroken throughout the engagement. Their coolness and bravery I have never seen . . . — 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 became U.S. 69. Sign placed August, 2004 — 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 posthumous Silver Star for his "outstanding technical skill" and "courageous initiative." Carr's Mount fired over 300 rounds, crippling the enemy, but Japanese shells severely damaged the Sammy B. Carr and his crew continued to fire 6 charges by . . . — 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 is the only original structure that remains following a devastating fire on August 15, 1992. This was the entrance to Checotah's First National Bank which opened July 5, 1898. Expansion to the east began with the Hutchinson Mercantile (IOOF . . . — 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 Creek enrollment, Dawes Commission. Member of House of Kings, Creek Council. Met tragic death in North Canadian R. flood, 1908. — Map (db m73198) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Eufaula — City Hall
This building was the Community Hall constructed in 1941 as a National Youth Association Project. It was renovated in 1986 for the City Hall with the following as city officials: Mayor - Joe Johnson [Balance of officials not transcribed] — 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 preparation for festival old fires were extinguished and new ones lighted from old fire embers. Main fire was placed in center of square area. Around this central fire men, women, and children, dressed in colorful costumes, danced, chanted, and sang. After . . . — 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 of Honey Springs, largest and most important engagement in the Indian Territory during the War Between the States, ensued when Confederate forces, comprising primarily of Texas and Indian troops, under the command of Brigadier General Douglas H. . . . — 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 Cherokee Regiment First Creek Regiment Second Creek Regiment Seminole Battalion — Map (db m52286) HM
Oklahoma (McIntosh County), Rentiesville — Texas Monument — Battle of Honey Springs
The Texas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy commemorates the Texas Confederates who fought on this hallowed ground in the Battle of Honey Springs - the Gettysburg of the West July 17, 1863 — 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 Union troops south on the Texas Road on July 15 to prevent a Confederate attack on Fort Gibson. The Battle of Honey Springs took place north of the depot where 5,000 Confederate troops were deployed along the road. Despite desperate Confederate . . . — 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 Cherokee council ground prior to 1828. Trading post est. by Bartholet & Heald in 1832. Cherokee agency est. by Montfort Stokes in 1837. Burial place of HT Martin (1822-1868), first postmaster of Cherokee Nation West. Site of Civil War skirmish . . . — 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 the French king, on Sept. 10, 1719. This date marks the beginning of French place names and trade activities in Oklahoma. — 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 destroyed Dec. 27, 1862, by U.S. troops including the Third Indian Home Guard Regt. under Col. W.A. Phillips. — 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 industry today. — 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. He became known as the Father of the United States Navy. A daughter, Carolyn, married his law partner, Grant Foreman. They became outstanding authorities on Oklahoma history and the Five Civilized Tribes, collaborating on the publication of 27 books . . . — 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, April 25, 1863, Webbers Falls was burned by Federal troops. — 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 20th Anniversary of the barn's restoration, we dedicate this plaque to: Beverly and Karl White

April 2012 — 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 were often relocated. However, the movers identities were a well guarded secret. In July of 2010 Sally Ferrell of Chandler, OK asked the lodge if they would donate the outhouse to the Round Barn. They did so. Sally helped finance the restoration by . . . — 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 Francis Crown Emily Alice Lightner Helen Lille Kastl Frank Charles Vrana Angela Evelyn Hanska Edna Jo Minor Lillie Ann Whittaker — 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 You Luke and Anna, from the Society, and the Entire State of Oklahoma

October 1997 — 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 national highway in 1926, improvements were made to the 1917 roadbed. The original road between Edmond and Arcadia was constructed by convict labor. The highway through Arcadia was paved in 1929. Many Arcadia businesses catered to travelers' needs . . . — 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, Albert de Portales. — 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 up before nightfall. — 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 disease was introduced accidentally about 1930 killing millions of trees, and changing the landscape of much of the country. This native elm is being replaced by less susceptible introduced species and by improved varieties. State tree of . . . — 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 demolished and Saint Joseph Old Cathedral was severely damaged. In the Sacred Scriptures Jesus is seen as weeping over Jerusalem, soon to be destroyed. He wept for those whose lives would be lost. In the shortest verse of the Bible, Jesus weeps over . . . — 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 (Haozous), Chiricahua-Apache, Sculptor [List of Participants] Unveiling Ceremony - Flag Plaza Traditional Cedar Smoke Blessing George 'Woogee' Watchetaker, Comanche Medicine Man The ceremony was attended by more than one thousand guests, . . . — 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 remembered. — 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 in 1995. A sampling of those tiles is now a permanent part of the Oklahoma City National Memorial. — 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 Territory Drained by the Mississippi 1682 Fourth Flag Bourbon Standard of the Spanish Empire Ceded by France to Spain, Treaty of Paris 1763 Fifth Flag Standard of the French Republic Province of Louisiana Re-ceded by . . . — Map (db m60393) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — George Washington Elm Tree
Washington first took command of the American Army under the Grandparent of this Elm at Cambridge, Mass. July 3, 1775. ————— Raised and presented by Maryland D.A.R., marked by Oklahoma D.A.R., This tree is planted as part of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington. 1732 - 1932 — Map (db m59958) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Journal Record Building South Wall
The south wall of the Journal Record Building directly faced the blast's impact and was heavily damaged by the April 19, 1995 bombing. Parts of the south wall were separated from the floor beams, and the arched section of the building's roof was lifted up by the blast and fell to the ground. The jagged brick edge across the top of the wall shows where the roof broke away from the building. Structural repairs were made and a new roof installed. However, the south face with its broken . . . — Map (db m60378) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Kaiser's Ice Cream Parlour
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m59989) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Oklahoma City Bombing Children's Memorial — In Memoriam
Nineteen Little Boys And Girls Killed In The OKC Bombing April 19, 1995 "He took them up in his arms...." Mark 10:16 (KJV) Painting: Alice Murray — Map (db m60381) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Oklahoma City Bombing Responders' Memorial — We Salute And Honor You — America's Worst Crime - Oklahoma's Darkest Hour
April 19, 1995 The grateful citizens of Oklahoma hereby express their gratitude to all Protective and Rescue Personnel, who amid death, danger, darkness and depression, rendered superb service above and beyond the call of duty. They were firemen, lawmen, nurses, doctors, paramedics, ministers, counselors, and many, many more. "You were wearied with the length of your way, but you did not say, "It is hopeless'; you found new life for your strength, and so you were not faint." Isaiah 57:10 (RSV) — Map (db m60382) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
[Excerpts from marker] This 24,000 square foot Museum exhibit tells the story of the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. You hear the explosion, see the devastation immediately following and learn from family members of those killed, survivors and rescue workers - in their own words - about the recovery and rebuilding. Powerful video programs, moving oral histories, damaging artifacts and touching stories make the Memorial Museum an unforgettable experience. . . . — Map (db m60376) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum — Site Before Bombing • Site Today
Before April 19, 1995, the two-block area between NW 4th and 6th Streets and Robinson and Harvey Avenues served as the northern edge of the downtown core. This area was a workplace to hundreds of people. 5th Street ran through the area where the Reflecting Pool now sits. During construction of the Memorial, the east side of the grounds had to be lowered 11 feet; the west side was raised approximately seven feet to compensate for the grade change from east to west, and to create a . . . — Map (db m60377) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Oklahoma City Oil Field
Oklahoma City Oil and Gas Field Discovery Well brought in December 4, 1928, approximately six miles southeast of this marker. From such beginning, sprawling Oklahoma City Oil and Gas Field became one of world's major oil producing areas, ranking eighth in nation during first forty years of existence. In this time Field yielded 733,543,000 barrels of oil. Discovery and development of Oklahoma City Oil Field added great stability to economy of both Oklahoma City and State of Oklahoma -- . . . — Map (db m59947) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Oklahoma State Seal
"This state seal was displayed at the entrance of the Oklahoma exhibit at the New York World's Fair 1964-1965" — Map (db m60268) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Oklahoma Timeline — Centennial Memorial Plaza of the Oklahomans
18,000BC • Native Americans Occupy Present-Day Oklahoma 1200 AD • Mississippian Culture Peaks At Spiro Mounds 1541 • Coronado First Europeans To Explore Oklahoma 1750s • Osages Push Wichitas & Caddos To Red River 1803 • Louisiana Purchase Includes Most Of Oklahoma 1817-1842 • Eastern Tribes Removed Over “Trail of Tears” 1821 • Santa Fe Trail & Texas Road Cross Oklahoma 1824 • Ft. Gibson First Fort Established In Oklahoma 1865-1885 • Chisholm Trail & Cattle . . . — Map (db m60212) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Rescuer Orchard
The Rescuer Orchard is in an area where the Oklahoma Water Resources and Athenian Building once stood. Both sustained heavy damage and required demolition. The Orchard symbolically "rushes in" from both east and west on the Memorial Grounds towards the Survivor Tree. This placement was selected as a tribute to the Rescue workers who rushed in to help following the disaster. Three tree varieties were selected, Oklahoma Redbud, Amur Maple and Chinese Pistache. The Oklahoma Redbud is . . . — Map (db m60359) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — South Entry
This was the location of the south entry to the second floor of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building from the plaza level. — Map (db m60302) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — St. Paul's Cathedral
This building, first opened on Easter Sunday 1904, became the Episcopal Cathedral in 1908. The congregation dates from 1893. — Map (db m60392) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Survivor Tree
Known today as the "Survivor Tree," this American Elm survived the April 19, 1995 bombing. The Survivor Tree's bark protects it from disease and bugs. Please help us protect the Survivor Tree by not removing bark or placing coins in its bark. We are grateful for donations; however, please help us by placing donations into one of the boxes located around the Memorial Grounds. — Map (db m60281) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Survivor Tree
This American Elm was surrounded by a parking lot filled with burning vehicles on April 19, 1995. It survived the impact of the explosion and became known as the Survivor Tree, an important symbol of resilience to the family members of those killed, survivors, rescue workers and people around the country. Photographs of this tree date back to the 1920's when it stood in the backyard of a family's home. — Map (db m60380) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Team 5 Requiem
Team 5 4-19-95 We Search For the truth We Seek Justice. The Courts Require it. The Victims Cry for it. And God Demands it! A Rescue Worker originally painted the message on this wall during search and recovery efforts in April 1995. The building on which it is painted was a functioning office building when the bomb exploded across the street. Ceilings collapsed, walls fell in and glass shards flew throughout the building. Hundreds of people were injured, many critically. . . . — Map (db m60379) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Team Effort
Within minutes after 9:02 a.m. on April 19, 1995, this tranquil plaza was transformed into a scene of frantic lifesaving activities. Many individuals became heroes as they joined together to become "First Responder Teams" to pull men, women and children from the bomb-ravaged A.P. Murrah Federal Building. In less than an hour, a triage center was set up here. During the following fifteen days, this plaza served as one of the command posts and staging areas for over one thousand . . . — Map (db m60295) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — The Field of Empty Chairs
You are entering the area where the Alfred P. Murrah Building once stood. The granite used on this pathway was salvaged from the Murrah Building. The Field of Empty Chairs is a tribute to the 168 Americans who were killed April 19, 1995. The nine rows represent the nine floors on which they worked or were visiting. The five westernmost Empty Chairs honor those who were killed outside the Murrah Building. — Map (db m60358) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — The Playground
This grass lawn was the playground for the children's daycare center. Many children were killed or injured in the building. — Map (db m60282) HM
Oklahoma (Oklahoma County), Oklahoma City — Tribute to Range Riders
This statue was fashioned by Constance Whitney Warren Sculptress of Paris, France and New York, and was presented to The State of Oklahoma by this distinguished American Artist through the solicitation of Justice Albert C. Hunt of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, and Charles Cason of New York. This bronze tribute to the Romantic Riders of the Range was unveiled under the direction of Governor W. J. Holloway and Oklahoma's Own, Will Rogers . . . — Map (db m59952) HM
Oklahoma (Okmulgee County), Henryetta — Henryetta War Memorial — The Spirit of the American Doughboy
The “American Doughboy” represents the American Soldier of WWI. He is charging over the top towards the enemy line, carrying full field equipment. He was erected as a memorial to the war veterans “by the people.” He arrived in Henryetta on Monday, November 26, 1923. This memorial plate bears inscription. “To the memory of all of this area who paid the supreme sacrifice in all wars was cast, “by the people” the year of 1991.” World War . . . — Map (db m90793) WM
Oklahoma (Okmulgee County), Okmulgee — Creek Capitol
Erected 1878, Ward Coachman, Principal Chief. Creek Nation organized 1867 under written constitution, and Okmulgee named as capital. Noted Chiefs here included Samuel Checote, Joseph Perryman, Isparhecher, Pleasant Porter. “Okmulgee Constitution” written here in Inter-Tribal Council, 1870, intended for organization of all Indian Territory. — Map (db m76561) HM
Oklahoma (Okmulgee County), Okmulgee — Samuel Checote — Grave 1.9 miles N.W.
This noted Creek leader, b. 1819, Ala., had attended old Asbury Mission before he came to Ind. Ty. He was a Methodist preacher for 32 years until his death, 1884. He served as Lieut. Col. of First Regt. Creek Mounted Vols., C.S.A., during the Civil War. Elected for his first term, Principal Chief, Creek Nation, in 1867. — Map (db m76604) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Hominy — "New Territory"

"New Territory" is local artist, Cha' Tullis' depiction of years past as a party of Indians top a hill to find a valley with fresh running water; a perfect place to camp and rest. Made of 1/4" sheet steel, pipe and sucker rods, the sculptured scene is a fitting addition to Hominy, City of Murals. Fifteen figures weighing from 1200 to 2000 lbs each are set in cement. The tallest is 19 1/2 feet; the shortest is 16 feet. Tullis has painted murals on exterior walls of the city and placed . . . — Map (db m81147) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Hominy — Marland Filling Station

This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m81148) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — "Change of Seasons" — by T.D. Kelsey

Donated by William and Joffa Kerr November 2009

Upon the 20th Anniversary of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

In honor of the Founding Board of Directors Oklahoma Chapter of The Nature Conservancy

For their visionary conservation leadership ------------------- This plaque is to honor The Nature Conservancy's Oklahoma Board of Directors for their courage and vision in establishing the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve.

1989 Board of Directors . . . — Map (db m81265) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — "Million Dollar Elm"

The Osage Tribe of Indians held the first public auction sale for oil leases on Osage Reservation tracts November 11, 1912. Early sales were held under this elm tree. Bidders sat on bleachers around the tree and the auctioneer, Colonel E. Walters, "cried" the sales.

The first sale in which a 160-acre tract brought a bonus of $1,000,000, or more was March 2, 1922. One tract brought $1,335,000 and another tract brought $1,160,000.

On March 18, 1924 the opening bid on a 160-acre tract . . . — Map (db m81172) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — "Osage in the Enemy Camp"

Seeking to attain his tribe's highest war honor by touching his enemy.

By Pawhuska Sculptor John D. Free Sr. — Map (db m81150) HM WM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — An Answer To Prayer

Stephen Easley, a native of Pawhuska, and his wife Debra noticed the unique architectural design of the Whiting apartment buildings and said a simple prayer. The Whiting Apartments had much character and lots of potential, but were in a dilapidated condition and in much need of restoration. Stephen and Debra, knowing they wanted to make Pawhuska their home, wanted to make a difference. Both were actively involved in the Pawhuska Chamber of Commerce and the revitalization of the Downtown. . . . — Map (db m81161) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Blacksmith Home
Built in 1871, this 5-room house with native timbers and 18" thick sandstone walls was the first to be built in Pawhuska. When the Osages were moved from Kansas, Sid Delarue, a Swiss blacksmith, was promised the house if he would come to care for their horses. Listed in the “National Register of Historic Places” May 7, 1979, the house was acquired by donation from the First National Bank to the Pawhuska Community Foundation. — Map (db m55655) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — First Boy Scout Troop in America — Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Organized by Rev. John Mitchell May 1909

Rev. Mitchell • W. B. Johnson • J. L. Johnson • J. C. Ferguson • J. Hutchings • D. F. Millard • L. Copeland • R. A. McGuire • J. S. McGuire • R. E. McGuire • R. D. Foote • R. W. Blanc • N. A. Tinker • J. C. Coffey • T. B. Leahy • T. R. Leahy • W. T. Leahy • C. Wilson • L. Hinkle • C. Curtis — Map (db m81173) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Friendship Between the Osage and the Occitan of Montauban

In November 1829, three Osages arrived in Montauban, the Occitan Region of France. Little Chief, Big Soldier and Hawk Woman crossed the Old Bridge, received help from Bishop Dubourg, and with the generosity of the people of Montauban they were able to return to the Osage.

In 1989, the friendship between the Occitan of Montauban and the Osage was revived. The cities of Montauban and Pawhuska signed a twinning agreement in 1999 so that today we often see Osages in Montauban and Occitans . . . — Map (db m83108) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Oil in the Osage Indian Nation and the "Million Dollar Elm"

Symbolic of the impact oil had on the people of the Osage Indian Nation is the so-called "Million Dollar Elm." It was given this name because in its shade millions of dollars worth of Osage oil leases were auctioned. It was planted at this site sometime during the latter part of the 19th century as an ornament and for shade.

The name was not given by tribal leaders but by reporters and magazine writers who were dramatizing the events when important heads and founders of the world's . . . — Map (db m83107) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Pawhuska — A Picture Window of our Heritage, The Cowboy, The Indian, The Rich Oil History!!
Pawhuska, Oklahoma county seat of Osage County was named for well known Osage Chief Pa-Hus-Ka whose name means White Hair The Post Office was established May 4, 1876 A community who embraces with pride the reflections of our past and envisions that wisdom in building the future from this great heritage We are proud and privileged to be an important part of America's natural and cultural history — Map (db m55651) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Pawhuska — "The Rich Oil History of the Osage"
The legacy of oil and the Osages is one of the most intriguing facts of the oil industry in America. On March 16, 1896, the first oil and gas lease was obtained covering all the Osage Reservation, and on October 28, 1897 the first producing well was completed and oil sold May, 1900. The oil sold from this well was the first sold from an oil well in Oklahoma. Since this historic beginning, billions of barrels of oil have been sold from wells in the Osage Nation, and Osage County . . . — Map (db m55652) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Pawhuska — "The Osage Tribe of Indians"
In memory and dedication to those whose foresight, frustrations and sacrifices have helped the Osage Tribe to preserve its identity [sp], development and culture. 1865 - The Osages agreed to the sale of their Kansas lands. 1871 — 1872 The Osages were removed to a reservation in the Indian Territory. This land was purchased from the Cherokee Nation by the Osage Tribe. 1881 - The Osage Tribe formed an organized government. June 14, 1883; the Cherokee Nation conveyed by . . . — Map (db m55653) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Restoring the Whiting Apartments

The Easleys have taken much pleasure in restoring the Whiting Apartments. Most all of the restoration has been done by the Easleys themselves, although they do not wish to ignore the many handy men who have helped. Stephen and his wife Debra, who is from Nebraska, together with their wonderful children, started with lots and lots of clean up.

The major portion of the restoration took 1 to 2 years. They started with the outside structure first. Stephen stated "that if it falls off or . . . — Map (db m81171) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Site of the First Osage Agency Building — 1873 - 1932

This marks the site of the First Osage Agency Building erected by the Department of the Interior for the Osage Indians. — Map (db m81149) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — St. Louis School — For Osage Indian Girls — 1887 – 1949
One-half mi SW. Est. 1887 by St. Katharine Drexel and Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, Washington, D.C. Original frame structure located near Main and Palmer burned in 1889, replaced here 1890 by a four-story stone building. Operated by Franciscan Sisters (1887-1915), Loretto Sisters (1915-42), and Blessed Sacrament Sisters (1942-49). — Map (db m55657) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — The Battle of Wooster Mound
Near this site on August 8, 1903, U.S. Deputy Marshal Wiley G. Haines, Chief of Osage Indian Police Warren Bennett, and Constable Henry Majors ended the career of the notorious outlaw gang known as the Martin brothers. The outlaws were wanted for murder and robbery over a five state area. During the fierce gun battle at Wooster Mound, Sam & Will Martin were fatally wounded. Marshal Haines was seriously wounded, but recovered. "No better stroke for law and order in the territory was ever stuck . . . — Map (db m52632) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
You are standing on the south edge of the largest unplowed, protected tract that remains of the 142 million acres of tallgrass prairie grassland that stretched from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Today, less than ten percent still exists, found mostly in the Flint and Osage Hills areas of Kansas and Oklahoma. In an increasingly crowded and noisy world, what you see is an oasis of space and silence. Here you can experience the same beautiful vistas that greeted the earliest human hunters and . . . — Map (db m76602) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Vernon Whiting — "Town Builder and a Good Citizen"

Vernon Whiting, builder of the "Historical Whiting Apartments" in the 1920's, was born in 1870 in Ogdensburg, New York. His family later moved to Seward, Nebraska. Vernon graduated high school there in Seward, then took a business course at Lillibridge and Roose college. Vernon later studied Law at the University of Nebraska. In 1891 Vernon Whiting was appointed to the District & Supreme courts of Nebraska. In that same year Vernon moved to Kingfisher, Oklahoma and went to work as a Chief . . . — Map (db m81152) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Veterans Memorial

In Memory of All Veterans — Map (db m81174) WM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Skiatook — 175 — Hillside Mission
Established by Rev. John Murdock, under auspices of Friends Society, 1882. This noted school was attended by both Indian and white children. In this vicinity, was home of Wm. C. Rogers, last elected principle chief of Cherokee Nation, 1903 to 1917. His grave, and that of George Tyner, Cherokee, are in Mission Cemetery. — Map (db m7356) HM
Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Afton — Eagle (D-X) Service Station — Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Opened in the 1930's, the Eagle Service Station served Route 66 travelers for nearly 60 years. — Map (db m81122) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Commerce — Mickey Charles Mantle — "The Commerce Comet" — Dr. Nick A. Calcagno, Artist
"A Great teammate" CHS class of '49 [Statue dedicated April 17, 2010] ————— About the Artist Dr. Nick A Calcagno was the recipient of numerous awards and many professional achievements. His artwork is exhibited at the Kansas City Art Institute, Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Legacy Sports Gallery in Arlington, Texas, and the Fenster Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma among others. Fine examples of his immense talent are an 8' sculptor [sic] of 1969 Heisman Trophy . . . — Map (db m41741) HM
Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — American Indian War Veterans
Dedicated to American Indian War Veterans by Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. Bicentennial Project 1976 — Map (db m41739) HM
Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — Charles Banks Wilson

A renowned artist and teacher, Charles Banks Wilson, began his career as a teenager making posters for the Coleman Theatre shows, where he sketched his now famous painting of Will Rogers live on stage. He became head of the Art Department at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. Today many of his paintings, lithographs and drawings are displayed in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Oklahoma State Capitol, and the Tulsa Gilcrease Museum of Art. — Map (db m82091) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — Coleman Theatre

The Coleman Theatre, built in 1929 as a vaudeville/movie theater palace, has hosted many legendary performers. Never closed, it holds the original Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ that has entertained generations. Programs and acts of all types are still performed regularly. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. — Map (db m80594) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — David Froman

David Froman discovered his love of theater while simultaneously earning a master's degree from Pittsburg State University. He later received his doctorate from Kansas University and moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting. He was soon cast as the evil character "Gunther" on the soap opera "The Edge of Night" and later landed a recurring role in the NBC series "Matlock" with Andy Griffith. He returned to teach part time at NEO [Northeast Oklahoma A&M College] and to act with . . . — Map (db m82072) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — Gateway Sign

A replica of a sign originally constructed in the 1900's that spanned Central and C Street adjacent to the railroad station. For many years this sign welcomed visitors to downtown Miami. The original sign was removed during the 1930's. Today's replica welcomes visitors to a revitalized downtown Miami. — Map (db m80591) HM

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