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Near Tipton in Tillman County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Beginning Trip of Abernathy Boys to New York City in 1910

 
 
Site of Beginning Trip of Abernathy Boys to New York City in 1910 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 26, 2018
1. Site of Beginning Trip of Abernathy Boys to New York City in 1910 Marker
Inscription.  
On April 5, 1910, 9 year old Bud and 5 year old Temple Abernathy, left the Crossroads Ranch near Frederick, Oklahoma, and traveled alone on horseback to New York City. Their father, Jack Abernathy, a close friend of President Theodore Roosevelt, was planning to meet the President in New York City following an African Safari trip. His two young sons begged him to allow them to travel the 2,000 miles on horseback to meet their dad and President Roosevelt.

The young boys became famous as they crossed the country. They had many adventures and arrived in New York City as planned on June 18, 1910. While in New York City, Bud and Temple convinced their father to buy a Brush Runabout "Wildcat" car which they drove back home, and their father followed in a new Maxwell Touring Car. A restored Brush Runabout is located at the Pioneer Townsite Museum in Frederick, Oklahoma.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 5, 1910.
 
Location. 34° 26.959′ 
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N, 99° 7.941′ W. Marker is near Tipton, Oklahoma, in Tillman County. Marker is on Oklahoma Route 5 south of County Road E1770, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tipton OK 73570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The adventures of the Abernathy boys (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Western Texas – Kansas Trail (approx. 10.2 miles away in Texas); Doan's Crossing (approx. 10.2 miles away in Texas); Doan's Crossing on Red River (approx. 10.2 miles away in Texas); Capt. John T. Lytle (approx. 10.2 miles away in Texas); The Doans' Adobe Building (approx. 10.2 miles away in Texas); The Great Western Cattle Trail (approx. 15.2 miles away); The Altus Jackson County Well (approx. 17˝ miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Abernathy Boys. (Submitted on July 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Site of Beginning Trip of Abernathy Boys to New York City in 1910 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 26, 2018
2. Site of Beginning Trip of Abernathy Boys to New York City in 1910 Marker
View from marker looking north on State Route 5. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 26, 2018
3. View from marker looking north on State Route 5.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 749 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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