|Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — 169-1995 — Claremore Mound|
|Site of battle in "Strawberry Moon" 1817, when Chief Clermont's Osage village was wiped out by Cherokees. This Osage band from Missouri had settled near the mound at insistence of fur traders of St. Louis. Osages became the wealthiest Indians in Oklahoma by discovery of oil 100 yrs. later on reservation 2 miles West of mound. — Map (db m40995) HM|
|Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — George Washington|
"...knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness, in one in which the measures of government receive their impression so immediately from the sense of the community as is ours it is proportionably essential..."
First Annual Address.
January 8, 1790
"...born, sir, in a land of liberty; having early learned its value; having engaged in a perilous conflict to defend it; having, in a word, devoted the best years of my life to secure its permanent establishment in my . . . — Map (db m59936) HM|
|Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — Howdy Folks — The Official Will Rogers Poem — by David Randolph Milsten|
Well, here goes some scribblin' that's a little past due,
But I reckon I'm always a-thinkin' 'bout you.
I've been readin' the papers in my own little way,
And I see where you messed up my last birthday.
Through divine television I caught the dedication
And heard some tributes by a mighty swell nation.
Now that's a powerful nice shack you built on the hill;
But that's just like the Sooners, it gives them a thrill.
I never did nuthin' to cause all that fuss;
And . . . — Map (db m41985) HM|
|Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — Oklahoma Military Academy Killed in Action Memorial — 1919 - 1971|
In lasting memory of all OMA cadets who gave their lives while serving with distinction and honor in the Armed Forces of the United States, as well as the Allied Forces of Canada and the United Kingdom. Their lives exemplify, to the fullest extent humanly possible,
Courage, Loyalty and Honor.
To these men we humbly dedicate this memorial
World War II 1941 - 1946
J F Albright · Jack C Altman · John M Baker · Kyle E Ball · William A Barrett Jr · Robert W Bartlett · Jackson G . . . — Map (db m59934) HM|
|Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — Oklahoma Military Academy War Memorial|
| In memory and honor of those members of the Oklahoma Military Academy Corp[s] of Cadets who gave their lives and those missing in action that our nation might be free.
May this monument forever remind us that these men gave their all during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
They are not forgotten.
Dedicated June 8, 1991
Almighty God, through whose guidance and protection we became a nation and through whose help we are a free people, give us Thy . . . — Map (db m59932) HM|
|Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — Will Rogers — Quarter-Blood Cherokee — Roll Number 11384|
| "Live your life, so that whenever you lose you are ahead."
We honor the memory of Oklahoma's beloved native son. A modest, unspoiled child of the Plains, cowboy, actor, humorist and world traveler whose homely philosophy and superior gifts brought laughter and tears to prince and commoner alike. His aversion to sham and deceit, his love of candor and sincerity, coupled with abounding wit and affable repartee, won for him universal homage and an appropriate title, "Ambassador . . . — Map (db m41986) HM|
|Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — Will Rogers Memorial|
Built by the People of
the State of Oklahoma
in Tribute to Will Rogers
Native Son and World Citizen
Dedicated on November 4, 1938
the anniversary of his birth
[Other markers that are located on the entrance grounds of the Will Rogers Memorial follow]
"The Contemplative Will Rogers"
In native Oklahoma sandstone
Philip Alexander Zerkin
Memorial to Delmar Collins
Museum manager: 1975-83
In . . . — Map (db m41987) HM|