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Norman in Cleveland County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dave Blue Trading Post

 
 
Dave Blue Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jerome W Walker, October 26, 2019
1. Dave Blue Trading Post Marker
Inscription.  
Located 1 mi. S of here on Chisholm Cattle Trail, also called Arbuckle Cattle Trail, Blue hired Cherokees and Creeks to kill wild buffalo in early 1870s and to deliver the hides to Atoka for shipment east.
 
Erected by Oklahoma Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 35° 11.385′ N, 97° 22.231′ W. Marker is in Norman, Oklahoma, in Cleveland County. Marker is at the intersection of 48th Avenue Southeast and East Imhoff Road, on the right when traveling north on 48th Avenue Southeast. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norman OK 73071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (approx. 4.4 miles away); Cleveland County Courthouse (approx. 4 miles away); The Beginning of Cleveland County (approx. 4 miles away); Purcell (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Dave Blue Trading Post.
From The Norman Transcript,
Looking east from Dave Blue Trading Post Marker along Oklahoma State Highway 9 East image. Click for full size.
By Jerome W Walker, November 2, 2019
2. Looking east from Dave Blue Trading Post Marker along Oklahoma State Highway 9 East
January 29, 2015:
Dave Blue Trading Post, a Norman landmark

An early day trading post in what later became the Norman city limits is believed to be the first commercial establishment in Norman. After the Civil War, the Dave Blue Trading Post near the area of 48th Avenue SE and Cedar Lane served cowboys who drove herds of cattle north on the Arbuckle Trail to the railheads in Kansas. The creeks in the area are named for Cherokee brothers Dave and Jim Blue. It is believed they sold provisions to the survey crew lead by Norman namesake Abner Norman. A sign marking the area of the historic trading post can be seen at 48th Avenue SE and State Highway 9. — Andy Rieger.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2019, by Jerome W Walker of Moore, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 29, 2019, by Jerome W Walker of Moore, Oklahoma.   2. submitted on November 2, 2019, by Jerome W Walker of Moore, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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