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Cordell in Washita County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Coming of the White Man

 
 
Coming of the White Man Marker text image. Click for full size.
By Jerome W Walker, November 9, 2019
1. Coming of the White Man Marker text
Inscription.  In 1540, Coronado, the Spanish explorer and governor of Mexico, traveled from Mexico through the southern Great Plains, including this part of Oklahoma, returning via New Mexico. He claimed all of the western United States for his native Spain.
French explorers claimed the same area.
By 1800 Spain had sold their territorial rights to France. In 1803 France sold the vast territory known as Louisiana to the U.S. for 15 million dollars. Washita County, Oklahoma, was a part of that land.
 
Location. 35° 17.473′ N, 98° 59.363′ W. Marker is in Cordell, Oklahoma, in Washita County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Market Street, in the median on Main Street. The marker is on the east side of the Washita County Courthouse grounds, just to the north of the steps. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 East Main Street, Cordell OK 73632, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washita County (a few steps from this marker); Flame of Freedom (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
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Coming of the White Man Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jerome W Walker, November 9, 2019
2. Coming of the White Man Marker
Exploration
 
Cordell Mural image. Click for full size.
By Jerome W Walker, November 9, 2019
3. Cordell Mural
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2019, by Jerome W Walker of Moore, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2019, by Jerome W Walker of Moore, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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