Yale in Payne County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
This cabin is the oldest known homestead in Payne County. Built in 1876 by Pawnee Rice and later occupied by the William Sherman Tecumseh Kerby family. It has been preserved and restored as a memorial to the pioneer spirit so richly portrayed by these two families.
As a further tribute, it will be used as a teaching facility to portray the early life of James Francis Thorpe, World's Greatest Athlete, and his personal contribution to the history of our State.
The restoration was made possible by the contributions of the Yale Historical Society, family members, and the Jim Thorpe Memorial Foundation.
Erected by Yale Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers • Sports.
Location. 36° 6.898′ N, 96° 41.447′ W. Marker is in Yale, Oklahoma, in Payne County. Marker is on East Boston Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yale OK 74085, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within U.S. Marshals Monument (approx. 10˝ miles away); The Battle of Ingalls (approx. 10.6 miles away); Outlaw Battle (approx. 11.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.