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Near Hodgen in Le Flore County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

U.S. Highway 259

October 29, 1961

 
 
U.S. Highway 259 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
1. U.S. Highway 259 Marker
Inscription.  

While President of the United States John F. Kennedy gave the dedicatory address at this site, he was a guest of Senator Robert S. Kerr who has led the way for the development of his native state of Oklahoma.
"Land Wood Water Space"
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 29, 1961.
 
Location. 34° 38.749′ N, 94° 38.936′ W. Marker is near Hodgen, Oklahoma, in Le Flore County. Marker is at the intersection of North US Highway 259 and State Highway 63, on the right when traveling south on North US Highway 259. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21624 N US Highway 259, Hodgen OK 74939, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cut Out and Get Out! (approx. 5 miles away); Emerald Vista (approx. 5 miles away); Horsethief Spring (approx. 7.7 miles away); Outside the Law In Indian Territory (approx. 7.7 miles away);
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Where There is Water There Will Be People (approx. 7.7 miles away); Life at Stapp (approx. 7.8 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) (approx. 7.8 miles away); Don L. Hoyt Pavilion (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
U.S. Highway 259 Marker and Flag image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
2. U.S. Highway 259 Marker and Flag
Knights of Columbus 1966 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
3. Knights of Columbus 1966 Marker
Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
4. Memorial Park
Memorial Park Dedicated to Kennedy's Visit image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
5. Memorial Park Dedicated to Kennedy's Visit
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 13, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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