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

Oklahoma Daily State Capital

 
 
Oklahoma Daily State Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 22, 2019
1. Oklahoma Daily State Capital Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1902 by Frank Hilton Greer, this building housed the first newspaper in Oklahoma Territory and the largest printing plant west of the Mississippi.

The paper actually began in Kansas before the Run and came to Guthrie with the opening. It soon outgrew its tent. A wooden structure, soon replaced by brick, was erected on this lot. After a fire Easter Sunday, 1902, this building was erected with help of popular subscriptions in the amount of $50,000.

Greer developed a politically powerful newspaper with the largest circulation in the Territory aided by installation of the first Linotype in Oklahoma. He embarked upon a campaign of scathing criticism of Gov. Haskell, first state Governor. Haskell enraged, threatened to "see grass grow in the streets of Guthrie" if Greer were not silenced. Greer would not be budged and, largely through Haskell's efforts, the 1910 referendum moved the capital to Oklahoma City.

As a Bicentennial Project, the building was given in 1975 to the Oklahoma Historical Society for a printing museum. The building is a Joseph Foucart design and is a National Register Site. On February

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17, 1972, the Oklahoma Press Association officially endorsed the Printing Museum as a project.
 
Erected 1980 by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
 
Location. 35° 52.608′ N, 97° 25.661′ W. Marker is in Guthrie, Oklahoma, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of South 2nd Street and West Harrison Street on South 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. International Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Bell Bar (within shouting distance of this marker); Reeves Brothers Casino (within shouting distance of this marker); Same Old Moses Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Office of E.P. McCabe (within shouting distance of this marker); De Ford Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Victor Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bonfils Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guthrie.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the building (now closed). (Submitted on October 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 27, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
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