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Near El Reno in Canadian County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hospital/USDA ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory Administration Building

 
 
Hospital/USDA ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory Administration Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Hospital/USDA ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory Administration Building Marker
Inscription.  Originally built in the late 1930's to serve as officer's barracks, then turned into a hospital in the mid 1940's, this building now serves as the Administration Building for USDA ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory (GRL). GRL develops and delivers technologies, management strategies, and planning tools to evaluate and manage economic and environmental risks for integrated-crop-forage-livestock systems under variable climate, energy, and market conditions. The research mission leverages diverse partnerships with federal, state, and local stakeholders. To learn more: www.grlfortreno.org.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentForts and CastlesScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 35° 33.701′ N, 98° 2.141′ W. Marker is near El Reno, Oklahoma, in Canadian County. Marker is located at the Historic Fort Reno site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7107 West Cheyenne Street, El Reno OK 73036, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Reno Commissary 1885 & 1886 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); School and Chapel/Home of Ben & Moka Clark
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Hospital/USDA ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory Administration Building Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Guard House/Post Office (about 500 feet away); Fort Reno (about 600 feet away); Chapel (about 600 feet away); 1876 Officers' Quarters (about 600 feet away); Commanding Officer's Quarters/BlueSTEM AgriLearning Center (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Reno (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Reno.
 
Regarding Hospital/USDA ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory Administration Building. The Historic Fort Reno site entrance is located off the intersection of old Highway 66 and Business Route 40/OK-66, on Old Highway 66. The actual site with the structures and Visitors Center is 1.5 miles north of the entrance. Please keep in mind that the gates are open for a limited time every day, and they are closed at 4:30pm.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Fort Reno. Official website. Contains lots of history and photos. Fort Reno is a historic military post established in 1874 to protect the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. It would later become an agricultural research station, and a German prisoner of
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
3. Fort Reno entrance
Located off the intersection of Old Highway 66 and Business Route 40 (and not too far from I-40). Please keep in mind that the gates close at 4:30pm every day.
war camp during World War II. The site has a visitors center, a walking tour, cemetery, and holds events throughout the year. (Submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 15, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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