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

Commanding Officer's Quarters/BlueSTEM AgriLearning Center

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Commanding Officer's Quarters/BlueSTEM AgriLearning Center Marker
Inscription.  The Commander's Quarters was constructed in 1876. This building underwent major renovations during the WPA period in the late 1930's. Last remodeled in 2014, the building is home to BlueSTEM AgriLearning Center. This STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math) center hosts various events including STEM Camps, Family Science Nights, teacher professional development, as well is providing authentic, hands-on science and history experimental research classes for area high school students.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationForts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 35° 33.721′ N, 98° 2.006′ W. Marker is near El Reno, Oklahoma, in Canadian County. Marker is located at 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. 1876 Officers' Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Reno (within shouting distance of this marker); Adjutant Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Reno
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Commanding Officer's Quarters/BlueSTEM AgriLearning Center Marker
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(about 400 feet away); Chapel (about 400 feet away); The Chisholm Trail and Fort Reno (about 400 feet away); Victorian (about 400 feet away); School and Chapel/Home of Ben & Moka Clark (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Reno.
 
Regarding Commanding Officer's Quarters/BlueSTEM AgriLearning Center. 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 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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