“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Roll in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

California Road

Crossed Here

California Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lost Americana, February 10, 2008
1. California Road Marker
Inscription.  California Road, crossed here. First traveled by gold seekers in Rush for California spring 1849, under military escort commanded by Captain R.B. Marcy, west from Fort Smith, Arkansas. Antelope Hills, 8 miles northwest, once landmark for international line of U.S. and Mexico. On Little Robe Creek, northwest of Hills, is site of Comanche Battle with Texas Rangers, Captain John S. Ford, 1858.
Erected 1949 by Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the California Trail, and the Oklahoma Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1849.
Location. 35° 47.85′ N, 99° 43.383′ W. Marker is near Roll, Oklahoma, in Roger Mills County. Marker is at the intersection of Oklahoma Route 33 and U.S. 283, on the left when traveling south on State Route 33. Site includes a picnic table. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crawford OK 73638, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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2 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of the Washita (approx. 12˝ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of the Washita (approx. 13.1 miles away).
Additional keywords. Oklahoma, gold rush,
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2018, by Lost Americana of Chicago, Illinois. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 10, 2018, by Lost Americana of Chicago, Illinois. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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May. 13, 2021