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Guthrie in Logan County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Office of E.P. McCabe

 
 
Office of E.P. McCabe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
1. Office of E.P. McCabe Marker
Inscription.  
Oklahoma--an all black state with a black governor--was the dream of E. P. McCabe, lawyer, farmer, and Republican activist. McCabe vigorously promoted black settlement and assumed role as spokesman for black people in Washington with President Benjamin Harrison.

As a candidate for Territorial Governor, he was quoted in the St. Louis Globe - Democrat: Should I become governor, I promise to rule fairly and fearlessly." McCabe became Logan County treasurer by appointment of Gov. Steele in 1890. He served as secretary of the Territorial Legislature in 1890. and was deputy auditor of the Territory from 1897 to 1907.

He was chiefly responsible for the founding of Langston and helped in the location and establishment of Langston University.
 
Erected 1980 by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationSettlements & Settlers.

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In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #23 Benjamin Harrison, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 35° 52.642′ N, 97° 25.66′ W. Marker is in Guthrie, Oklahoma, in Logan County. Marker is on South 2nd Street north of West Harrison Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 South 2nd Street, Guthrie OK 73044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De Ford Building (a few steps from this marker); Reeves Brothers Casino (a few steps from this marker); Bonfils Building (within shouting distance of this marker); U. S. Government Land Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Bell Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); International Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Oklahoma Daily State Capital (within shouting distance of this marker); Same Old Moses Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guthrie.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia on E.P. McCabe. (Submitted on October 26, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Office of E.P. McCabe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
2. Office of E.P. McCabe Marker
Edward P. McCabe (October 10, 1850 – March 12, 1920) image. Click for full size.
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3. Edward P. McCabe (October 10, 1850 – March 12, 1920)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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