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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Oklahoma

45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2014
45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway Marker
1Oklahoma (Atoka County), Atoka — 45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway
By Concurrent Senate and House Resolution No. 93 adopted April 20, 1988 by the Oklahoma State Legislature and which was approved by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission on May 2, 1988, Oklahoma Highway 3 between Ada and Broken Bow, Oklahoma . . . Map (db m72490) HM
2Oklahoma (Atoka County), Atoka — Captain Atoka — In Memory Of
Born about 1792 Died during Civil War Signed Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek in 1830. Led Band of Choctaws to this area, settling near Crystal in 1834. Capt. Atoka was a noted athlete, Choctaw subchief and respected leader. . . . Map (db m72492) HM
3Oklahoma (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
4Oklahoma (Atoka County), Atoka — Historic Butterfield Trail in Indian Territory — 1857-1861
On September 16, 1857, the John Butterfield Company received a Federal contract to transport mail from Missouri to San Francisco in under 25 days. Semiweekly service began a year later. Twelve relay stations lined the Butterfield Trail in Indian . . . Map (db m64072) HM
5Oklahoma (Atoka County), Atoka — Middle Boggy Battle — On this site lie Confederate Soldiers who died in battle, February 13, 1863
The Confederate Encampment here at Middle (or Muddy) Boggy Crossing on the Boggy Depot Road held by Lieut. Col. John Jumper's Seminole Battalion, Capt. Adam Nail's Company A of First Choctaw and Chickasaw Cavalry and a detachment of the Twentieth . . . Map (db m70626) HM
6Oklahoma (Atoka County), Atoka — Vietnam War Memorial
In honor of the men and women that served their country in Vietnam and to those that made the supreme sacrifice, we dedicate this memorial in their behalf Dean Armstrong • Larry Culverson • Sam Daily John C. Deaton • Forbes P. . . . Map (db m72491) WM
7Oklahoma (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
8Oklahoma (Atoka County), Stringtown — Stringtown Shootout
Near this place on Aug. 5, 1932, Atoka County Sheriff C.G. Maxwell and Deputy Sheriff Eugene Moore were involved in a shoot-out with Clyde Barrow, Raymond Hamilton, and Everett Milligan. The incident occurred when the two lawmen tried to arrest the . . . Map (db m64070) HM
9Oklahoma (Beaver County), Elmwood — No Man's Land
You Are Now Entering Old No Man's Land Colorado Kansas 37th Parallel Called "No Man's Land" until 1890 Known Then as Beaver County Became the Panhandle of Okla. Statehood 1907 Texas State Line 36° 30" Parallel The . . . Map (db m93483) HM
10Oklahoma (Beaver County), Forgan — Hank the Cowdog
Tales of bravery, mischief and morals make up the popular children's book series "Hank the Cowdog" What you may not know is that the lively main character in these books was inspired by a real cowdog named Hank who lived and worked on . . . Map (db m162469) HM
11Oklahoma (Beaver County), Forgan — Hodges Site
This 168 mile trail from Mobeetie, Texas, to Dodge City, Kansas, was laid out by Ed Jones and Joe Plummer in 1874, originally as a freight trail for hauling buffalo hides purchased from the Buffalo Hunters in the Texas Panhandle for sale at . . . Map (db m162472) HM
12Oklahoma (Beaver County), Forgan — In This Vicinity Coronado Passed 1541
In this vicinity Coronado passed 1541 Erected by The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Oklahoma 1936Map (db m162474) HM
13Oklahoma (Beaver County), Gate — No Man's Land
You are now entering old ”No Man’s Land” Colorado/Kansas • 37th Parallel Texas State Line • 36° 30’ parallel New Mexico • 103rd Meridian Cherokee Outlet • 100th Meridian Called “No Man’s Land” until 1890 Known then . . . Map (db m131421) HM
14Oklahoma (Beaver County), Turpin — Eureka — Consolidated District #12 — 1908 - 1969 —
Eureka was established in 1908 with 18 square miles. The high school was started in 1919 when Center, Lincoln, and one half of Pleasant View were consolidated. In 1923, the Nabisco, Happy Flat, and East Banner districts were added and a new building . . . Map (db m78816) HM
15Oklahoma (Beckham County), Elk City — "Western Cattle Trail" — National Route 66 Museum & Old Town Museum —
More than 6 million cattle went up this trail from Texas to Kansas between 1874 and 1888. The trail crossed this area approximately 10 miles east of this location.Map (db m162452) HM
16Oklahoma (Beckham County), Elk City — 018 Cowtown — 1978-1993 — National Route 66 Museum and Old Town Museum —
His hot brand number was 018 But he was called Ole Cowtown, Many a bullrider put a rope on him And most every time they hit the ground. Over 350 times they nodded their heads But only 5 made the judges book, Ole Cowtown not only would . . . Map (db m162455) HM
17Oklahoma (Beckham County), Elk City — 1950's Model Train Replica of Elk City's Downtown District
Built & displayed by Dr. Dennis Friesen Dedicated 2001 "The railroad is the reason why Elk Cite exists and I want people to know what the railroad has really meant to Elk City. I share this for people to enjoy."Map (db m162466) HM
18Oklahoma (Beckham County), Elk City — Bob Potter · Mel Patterson · I.A. "Pat" Patterson — Community TV — National Route 66 Museum and Old Town Museum —
Entrepreneurs, pioneering a new industry - a new way to receive a broadcast television signal. Inventing the first cable television system west of the Mississippi river, here in Elk City, Oklahoma.Map (db m162454) HM
19Oklahoma (Beckham County), Elk City — Commotion
Beutler and Son PRCA Bareback Bucking Horse of the Year 1998, 1999, and 2000 NFR Bareback Horse of the Year 1997. Commotion had ten straight trips to the NFR in Las Vegas, Nevada before retiring in 2006. The 1-1/3 life-sized bronze by . . . Map (db m162468) HM
20Oklahoma (Beckham County), Elk City — Cruze Farm House History — National Route 66 Museum and Old Town Museum —
This is dedicated in loving memory of Elmer "Red” and Elsie G. Cruze, early day settlers of the Indian Creek area, north of Carter, Oklahoma. Elsie moved to the Indian Creek area at the age of 3, with her parents Pearl J. and Kate King, . . . Map (db m162457) HM
21Oklahoma (Beckham County), Elk City — First Wooden Home — in Elk City, OK — National Route 66 Museum and Old Town Museum —
Built in 1901 by John HollisMap (db m162460) HM
22Oklahoma (Beckham County), Elk City — Road Grader — National Route 66 Museum & Old Town Museum
Sold to the city of Elk City by C.H. Nesser for $10.00 in 1931. This grader was used to help build Route 66 in 1926. C.H. Nesser was grandfather to Norman, Harold and Herman Nesser, (sons of Ernie Nesser) and Neil, Ray and Ron Nesser . . . Map (db m162451) HM
23Oklahoma (Beckham County), Elk City — Rock Bluff School — Est. 1894-1926 — National Route 66 Museum & Old Town Museum —
Jaycee project 1976 Rock Bluff School Est. 1894-1926 Donated by Trigg Music Family Cornerstone: Rock Bluff School 1894 - 1976 Building donated by The Trigg Music Family Ron Savage Jr. Chairman Western Oklahoma . . . Map (db m162462) HM
24Oklahoma (Beckham County), Elk City — The Anadarko Basin — National Route 66 Museum and Old Town Museum —
The deep Anadarko Basin of Western Oklahoma is one of the most prolific gas provinces of North America. Wells drilled here have been among the world's deepest. The Bertha-Rogers No. 1 in Washita County, drilled in 1971 to 31,441 feet, was then . . . Map (db m162463) HM
25Oklahoma (Beckham County), Sayre — Beckham County Courthouse — Sayre, Oklahoma
Beckham county was created at statehood from portions of territorial Greer and Roger Mills counties. It was named for J.C. Beckham, former governor of Kentucky. Sayre, a town founded in 1891 and named for a railroad promoter, won the title of . . . Map (db m160832) HM
26Oklahoma (Beckham County), Sayre — Beckham County Veterans Memorial
In honor of veterans of all wars who sacrificed for democracy, peace and justice. Sponsored by Mildred Lee Chapter No. 1822 United Daughters of Confederacy MCMLXXIMap (db m160833) WM
27Oklahoma (Beckham County), Sayre — Delhi
In 1888 Thomas and Millie Price were one of the first families to settle in this portion of old Greer Co, now Beckham Co. Price built a cotton gin ½ mi. east of Delhi in 1903. The one-roomed Delhi Academy was established in 1921. The Academy . . . Map (db m54903) HM
28Oklahoma (Beckham County), Texola — Will Rogers Highway — U.S. 66 Chicago to Los Angeles
June 26, 1952, on this location, Route 66 was rededicated as the Will Rogers Highway. This was one of the many ceremonies that took place on the state lines of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California as well as Oklahoma, . . . Map (db m100328) HM
29Oklahoma (Blaine County), Okeene — Body Found In Deep Creek 1903
On a late fall afternoon in 1903, a stranger with a new wagon, fine team and money (something the local people had little of) arrived at the store in Craig located in the NW/4 of section 24 T19n R10W. He wore nice, but foreign clothes, and spoke . . . Map (db m160285) HM
30Oklahoma (Bryan County), Bokchito — 180 — Chahta Tamaha
Armstrong Academy, established by Choctaw Nation and named for Wm. Armstrong, Indian Agt., was opened in 1845. Rev. R.D. Potts, Supt., under Baptist Miss. Soc. Post Office established Nov., 1850. Confederate Capitol during Civil War. Choctaw . . . Map (db m77938) HM
31Oklahoma (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
32Oklahoma (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: 1900Map (db m73425) HM
33Oklahoma (Bryan County), Caddo — Craighead's 5 & 10 Store
In 1955 the Craighead family purchased this store which for over four decades has served and intrigued children as well as adults: Partial records show previous owners as: E. F. Nichols - original site - 1905 Boone Styron Dry Goods - . . . Map (db m73424) HM
34Oklahoma (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
35Oklahoma (Bryan County), Caddo — W.O.W. Building
Built by Woodmen of the World, this site has served businesses as well as Caddo schools as a classroom. One of its most famous occupants was John L. "Judge" Boland, opening a law office in 1910. He served as city attorney and a civic leader . . . Map (db m73426) HM
36Oklahoma (Bryan County), Durant — Chickasaw Trail of Tears
During the late 1830s and early 1840s, Chickasaw Indians removed by the United States Government from Alabama and Mississippi passed near here on their way to a new home in present-day south-central Oklahoma. In 1837 alone, an estimated 6,000 . . . Map (db m77936) HM
37Oklahoma (Bryan County), Durant — 183 — Fort Washita
Site selected and named 1842, by Gen. Zachary Taylor, later Pres. of U.S. Fort established 1842 by 2nd Dragoons, occupied by several rifle, infantry, cavalry, and artillery companies. Built to protect the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians from the . . . Map (db m81743) HM
38Oklahoma (Bryan County), Durant — General Douglas Hancock Cooper
"Kind and sympathetic by nature, generous to a fault, he was an honest man of noble impulses, and born and bred a gentleman." These were the words of a contemporary of General Douglas Hancock Cooper, C.S.A. Cooper was appointed U.S. Agent to . . . Map (db m77935) HM
39Oklahoma (Bryan County), Kenefic — Nail's Crossing — Butterfield Overland Mail
Butterfield Overland Mail site of Nail's CrossingHere was located a stage stand of the Butterfield Overland Mail route, under act of Congress, March 3, 1857. First mail service arrived here in September 1858, enroute to San Francisco, service . . . Map (db m40707) HM
40Oklahoma (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
41Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Historic Anadarko
U.S. Post Office (1947). The historic Anadarko post office building was previously the site of the Kiowa Indian Agency until 1947. The former name is still on the east side of the building. The post office is listed on the National Historic . . . Map (db m166736) HM
42Oklahoma (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
43Oklahoma (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 CenturyMap (db m7619) HM
44Oklahoma (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
45Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Riverside School — Begun by U.S. Quaker Agents, 1871
This school opened at the Indian agency on Sugar Creek with 8 pupils. A new building was erected as a boarding school in 1872, for Wichita and Caddo children. Fire in 1878 destroyed the school. It soon reopened in a new building here on the Washita . . . Map (db m166713) HM
46Oklahoma (Caddo County), Anadarko — Sequoyah
Cherokee - - - 1764-1843 Artist and tribal leader Famous inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet Sculptor Leonard McMurry Map (db m28103) HM
47Oklahoma (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 CraftsMap (db m7719) HM
48Oklahoma (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
49Oklahoma (Caddo County), Geary — Oklahoma Federal Aid Project — No. 164-H
This bridge spans the South Canadian River, which at this point is the boundary between Canadian and Caddo Counties Oklahoma. It is 3,944.33 feet in length and was built jointly by the state and federal governments. Contract for its construction was . . . Map (db m171053) HM
50Oklahoma (Caddo County), Hinton — Britton School
Established in 1911 and known as Science Hill. The school house was located one half mile east of this memorial. Later the name was changed to Britton School in honor of the pioneer family. The church located at the same site served as a Grade . . . Map (db m142497) HM
51Oklahoma (Caddo County), Hydro — The Baldwin Bridge
An encomium of honor to Senator Don Baldwin Born Feb. 2, 1912 Anadarko Caddo County Oklahoma Member House of Representatives 1944-1948 Majority Floor Leader State Senate 1955 President Pro Tempore State Senate . . . Map (db m171056) HM
52Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — 1876 Officers' Quarters
This duplex, erected in 1876, served as the home of married officers and their families until Fort Reno was decommissioned in 1948. There were 3 bedrooms and a maid's room upstairs, and a parlor, front room, kitchen, and front porch on the ground . . . Map (db m171132) HM
53Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Adjutant Office
This Adjutant Office you see before you today is not actually the originally which was built of wood and served as Post Headquarters & Officer Quarters for 51 years. This structure, constructed of low fired brick and faced with concrete. In 1939, . . . Map (db m171129) HM
54Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Chapel
During World War II, an eastern portion of the Fort Reno lands served as an internment work camp for German & Italian Prisoners of War. Mostly from Gen. Rommel's Afrikakorp, captured in North Africa, over 1,300 Germans were brought to Fort Reno by . . . Map (db m171128) HM
55Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Commanding Officer's Quarters/BlueSTEM AgriLearning Center
The Commander's Quarters was constructed in 1876. This building underwent major renovations during the WPA period in the late 1930's. Last remodeled in 2014, the building is home to BlueSTEM AgriLearning Center. This STEM (science, technology, . . . Map (db m171131) HM
56Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Fort Reno — Old Post about 2 mi. N.
U.S. troops encamped near Cheyenne Agency in Indian uprising 1874. Site s.w. of agency selected by Agt. J.D. Miles and Capt T. Wint, established as permanent post in July, 1875, and named for Gen. Jesse L. Reno who died in action in Battle of . . . Map (db m39808) HM
57Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Fort Reno — Founding and Development
In 1868, after several years of chasing the Plains Indians in the summertime, with no success, General Sherman developed the idea of a winter campaign. Severe winter weather made all Tribes less mobile. Sherman selected General Sheridan and Col. . . . Map (db m171122) HM
58Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Fort Reno
Site selected by Gen. Philip Sheridan Established 1874Map (db m171133) HM
59Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Fort Reno Commissary 1885 & 1886
The Fort Reno Commissary is a 234-foot-long, 16,300 square foot building. It was constructed in three parts. The center section was built in 1885. The north and south sections were added in 1886. Supply trains and freight wagons brought food and . . . Map (db m171125) HM
60Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Guard House/Post Office
The Guard House, also known as a jail, was constructed in 1888 of native stone from a quarry located about 6 miles west of here. Many windows still have the bolts imbedded where iron bars were held in place. An annex was added to the west side of . . . Map (db m171127) HM
61Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Hospital/USDA ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory Administration Building
Originally built in the late 1930's to serve as officer's barracks, then turned into a hospital in the mid 1940's, this building now serves as the Administration Building for USDA ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory (GRL). GRL develops and delivers . . . Map (db m171124) HM
62Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Major General Jesse Lee Reno — 1823-1862
El Reno namesake born in Wheeling, West Virginia. Reno was a 1846 graduate of West Point Military and thrice decorated hero of 1846 war with Mexico. He was promoted to Brigadier General at the start of the Civil War. Reno is credited with saving the . . . Map (db m56899) HM
63Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — School and Chapel/Home of Ben & Moka Clark
School and Chapel 1885 Home of Ben & Moka Clark 1908-1914 Ben Clark, more than any other man in the history of Western Oklahoma, can be identified with the history of Fort Reno. He was one of the interpreters at the signing of the treaty . . . Map (db m171123) HM
64Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — The Chisholm Trail and Fort Reno
The western branch of the Chisholm Trail passed less than one mile east of this location on its way to the Darlington Indian Agency located about a mile to the northeast. Fort Reno thus became an important resupply location for the drovers and herds . . . Map (db m171121) HM
65Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — The Goff House
The home was built in 1900-1901, by William and Magdalen Goff. Mr. Goff came to El Reno, in 1892, to work for Anheuser and Busch. He soon became an agent for the firm, later he started Goff Bottling Works and organized the Goff Cadet Band. The . . . Map (db m171134) HM
66Oklahoma (Canadian County), El Reno — Victorian
This Victorian style house was built in 1891 and used as Officer Quarters. It has three stories plus a basement. The foundation is stone with load-bearing brick on the lower floor. The second and third floors are a wood frame constructed with . . . Map (db m171130) HM
67Oklahoma (Canadian County), Yukon — Yukon Czech Hall — (Bohemian Hall)
Established in 1899 by early Czech settlers who were members of Sokol Karel Havliček Lodge and Western Fraternal Life Association Lodge Jan Žižka No. 67. Original structure replaced in 1925. Focal point of Czech, social and musical functions in . . . Map (db m56898) HM
68Oklahoma (Carter County), Ardmore — Ardmoreite Building
This building, originally built in 1930 by architect J.B. White, was called the Gilbert Building. It was renamed the Ardmoreite Building in 1966 when it became the home of The Daily Ardmoreite. Between 1930 and 1966 many businesses . . . Map (db m142416) HM
69Oklahoma (Carter County), Ardmore — Daubes’ Store
Daubes’ Department Store was a long time landmark on Main Street of Ardmore. The original Daube Store was opened in Bowie, Texas, in 1883, and was owned by Sam Daube. In about 1888, when the Ardmore area was in Pickens County, Indian . . . Map (db m142482) HM
70Oklahoma (Carter County), Ardmore — Federal Courthouse (1898) — Southern District — Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations, I.T. —
The construction of this courthouse was financed in 1898 by two private entrepreneurs, Joe F. Robinson and A. V. Doak. The building was leased to the Federal Government and the court was presided over by Judge Hosea Townsend. This fourth . . . Map (db m142411) HM
71Oklahoma (Carter County), Ardmore — Hargrove College 1895-1914
A Methodist college once stood here. Begun by the City of Ardmore it was given to the Indian Mission Conference of the Methodist Church. Named in honor of Bishop Robt. K. Hargrove. In 1907 the school burned but was rebuilt north of the city. It . . . Map (db m141620) HM
72Oklahoma (Carter County), Ardmore — Hotel Wisnor/Carter-Booker Building
The Hotel Wisnor, named in honor of Benjamin Wisnor Carter, prominent Chickasaw citizen, was built on this site in 1884 and was the first and finest establishment of its kind in Indian Territory. The three-story building of brick and stone had 50 . . . Map (db m142485) HM
73Oklahoma (Carter County), Ardmore — Killing of US Marshal Dow Braziel
. . . Map (db m142122) HM
74Oklahoma (Carter County), Ardmore — Luke’s Music Store
In 1893, E.B. Luke came to Ardmore, Chickasaw Nation, from Detroit, Michigan. At the time, his brother, Jack Luke, operated a music and school book store in Oklahoma City, and urged E.B. to open this same type of store in Ardmore. So in 1895, E.B. . . . Map (db m142420) HM
75Oklahoma (Carter County), Ardmore — Masonic Temple 1896
On April 19, 1895 a fire broke out in Harper’s Caddo Street Livery Stable. It quickly spread and consumed six blocks of East Main Street from the Santa Fe Railroad tracks to Washington (then known as Springer Street). Eighty-six businesses were . . . Map (db m142489) HM
76Oklahoma (Carter County), Ardmore — Noble Brothers Hardware
The Noble Brothers, Sam and Ed, arrived in Ardmore, Chickasaw Nation, in 1893, from Oakland Prairie, Pickens County, after a brief sojourn in Pottsboro, Texas, where they were partners in a general merchandise business and operated a ferry crossing . . . Map (db m142481) HM
77Oklahoma (Carter County), Ardmore — Randol Hotel
Before 1899, J.W. Banks built, at this site, a mercantile establishment combined with lodging quarters. In 1903, W.F. (Dixie) Gilmer arrived from North Carolina and leased the hotel which was a three story structure with rooms on the second and . . . Map (db m142422) HM
78Oklahoma (Carter County), Dickson — Rosella Hightower / Joseph Callaway
Rosella Hightower The world renowned ballerina was born 1/20/1920 on Wolf Creek 2 miles south and ½ mile east (C SW SE SE Sect. 34, 3E 4S). She became the prima ballerina of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, the original Ballet Russe, . . . Map (db m147485) HM
79Oklahoma (Cherokee County), Park Hill — Park Hill
Center of Cherokee culture was one mile east on Park Hill Creek; Home of Chief John Ross, Samuel Austin Worcester, Elias Boudinot, other pioneers and The Mission Press which printed millions of pages for the benefit of the Cherokee people nearly . . . Map (db m52751) HM
80Oklahoma (Cherokee County), Park Hill — 66 — Park Hill Press
Established July, 1837, Rev. S.A. Worcester, Supt. Over 25 million pages were printed in Indian languages and in English by 1861. Printers and translators were John F. Wheeler, John W. Candy, Edwin Archer, Stephen Foreman. Near site are graves of . . . Map (db m52755) HM
81Oklahoma (Cherokee County), Park Hill — 67 — Riley's Chapel
First Annual Indian Mission Conference of the Methodist Church was held in Oklahoma at Riley's Chapel, Oct. 23, 1844, Bishop Thomas A. Morris presiding. Conference area was west to the Rocky Mts., east to Ark.-Mo. line. Rev. Thomas Bertholf, . . . Map (db m52757) HM
82Oklahoma (Cherokee County), Park Hill — Trail of Tears
(front) The United States Government, unable to conclude an agreement with the duly authorized leaders of the Cherokee Nation, signed a treaty with a minority faction willing to cede the last remaining portion of the original Cherokee . . . Map (db m77932) HM
83Oklahoma (Cherokee County), Tahlequah — Billy B. Walkabout
Distinguished Service Cross awarded to Billy B. Walkabout for action on Nov. 20, 1968 VietnamMap (db m108895) WM
84Oklahoma (Cherokee County), Tahlequah — Cherokee Warrior Memorial — All Gave Some, Some Gave All
(front) A grateful Cherokee Nation dedicates this memorial to all men and women, both living and dead, who have defended their families their people and their homeland (rear) These names are carved in stone forever so that . . . Map (db m108886) WM
85Oklahoma (Cherokee County), Tahlequah — Jack C. Montgomery
Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to Jack C. Montgomery for action on Feb. 22, 1944 WW IIMap (db m108893) WM
86Oklahoma (Cherokee County), Tahlequah — John Noah Reese, Jr.
Congressional Medal of Honor awarded to John Noah Reese, Jr. for action on Feb. 9, 1945 WW IIMap (db m108894) WM
87Oklahoma (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
88Oklahoma (Choctaw County), Fort Towson — 184 — Fort Towson
Established May, 1824, under command of Col. Matthew Arbuckle to guard this region of Spanish border. Headquarters of Gen. S.B. Maxey, U.S. Army. Abandoned at end of Civil War. In the vicinity, Doaksville was important trading center and one time . . . Map (db m52576) HM
89Oklahoma (Choctaw County), Fort Towson — Fort Towson Landing
The Fort Towson Landing was south of here on the banks of the Red River. Also known as the Public Landing, from 1824 to 1854 it served as a receiving point for soldiers and supplies delivered by keelboats and steamboats. Traders from the Choctaw . . . Map (db m52578) HM
90Oklahoma (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 m151958) HM
91Oklahoma (Choctaw County), Fort Towson — Transportation Crossroads
During the early 1800's, present Southeastern Oklahoma was a major transportation crossroads. Roads connected Fort Towson in the Choctaw Nation to military installations to the North, South and West. On the Texas side of the Red River, Jonesboro was . . . Map (db m52580) HM
92Oklahoma (Choctaw County), Hugo — Dedicated to Vietnam Veterans — "Lest We Forget"
For those who died in that terrible war: we bestow our highest honor, respect, and appreciation for they gave the supreme sacrifice. For those who are still missing: we hope and pray for their return home. To those who still suffer, . . . Map (db m61963) WM
93Oklahoma (Choctaw County), Hugo — Goodland Mission
Begun 1848 by Rev. John Lathrop of American Bd. of Foreign Miss. Rev. O.P. Stark, Supt. (1850), built 1st church. Mrs. Stark opened 1st school here. Others in the service through 100 years include W.J.B. Lloyd, J.P. Gibbons, Bella M. Gibbons, Silas . . . Map (db m160362) HM
94Oklahoma (Choctaw County), Sawyer — 188 — Spencer Academy
Noted school for boys, established by Choctaw Nation 1841; named for John C. Spencer, U.S. Sec. of War. Students who were later prominent leaders included Coleman E. Nelson, Allen Wright, Jackson McCurtain, Charles S. Vinson, B. F. Smallwood, . . . Map (db m147475) HM
95Oklahoma (Cimarron County), Boise City — Boise City Bombed
July 5, 1943 Still Booming July 5, 1993Map (db m55259) HM
96Oklahoma (Cimarron County), Boise City — Santa Fe Trail
Surveyed by J.C. Brown 1826-27 Heaviest traffic during California Gold Rush 1849 Abandoned on completion of A.T.&S.F. railroad in 1880Map (db m106477) HM
97Oklahoma (Cimarron County), Boise City — The Mormon Battalion in the Oklahoma Panhandle
From September 23 through 27, 1846, the Mormon Battalion crossed the northwestern portion of the Oklahoma panhandle. The little army's 500-plus volunteers, recruited for the Mexican War, were enlisted near Council Bluffs, Iowa, from among the first . . . Map (db m55260) HM
98Oklahoma (Cimarron County), Boise City — The Santa Fe Trail
(Left Panel) The Santa Fe Trail A Bridge Between the United States and Mexico Before you is a portion of the historic Santa Fe Trail. Established as a wagon route by William Becknell in 1822, the Santa Fe Trail became the . . . Map (db m106478) HM
99Oklahoma (Cimarron County), Wheeless — Fort Nichols — 7 mi S.W.
Established in May 1865, by Kit Carson, hero of Valverde and Brig. Gen., New Mexico Volunteers, to guard Santa Fe Trail and furnish escorts for caravans engaged in Santa Fe trade. Santa Fe Trail crossed this highway here and was first traveled by . . . Map (db m39798) HM
100Oklahoma (Cimarron County), Wheeless — Santa Fe Trail
1994 Santa Fe Trail Cimarron Route 1822-1880 Marker by the High Plains Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Oklahoma Map (db m131311) HM

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