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

Stanton L. Young Walk

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 10, 2021
1. Stanton L. Young Walk Marker
front side
Inscription.  Designed to be focal point of the OU Health Sciences Center campus, the walk honors Oklahoma City businessman, civic leader and humanitarian Stanton L. Young. A native of McAlester, Oklahoma Young graduated from Oklahoma City's Classen High School and the University of Oklahoma and has been one of the state's strongest advocates for public education. His vision for a comprehensive Health Sciences Center, bringing together in one campus seven colleges in different fields of medical education, played a crucial role in the creation of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Young's support of the University includes his gifts to endow the annual Stanton L. Young Master Teacher Award for a faculty member in the College of Medicine.

The Stanton L. Young is the central focus of a campus beautification plan initiated in 2001 by the University of Oklahoma's 13th President, David L. Boren, and First Lady Molly Shi Boren and funded through gifts of private individuals, organizations, and the University Hospitals Authority and Trust.

The entrance arches at each end of the walk reflect the architecture of the
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By Jason Voigt, April 10, 2021
2. Stanton L. Young Walk Marker
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Norman campus. At the east entrance is the Thelma Gaylord Memorial Clock Tower and Gateway Arch.

At the west entrance is the Anne V. Zarrow Sculpture Garden, which features a sculpture by the University of Oklahoma's artist-in-residence Paul Moore depicting the Seed Sower, the central figure on the University's seal.

The Presbyterian Health Foundation Trustees Fountain honors a gift from the Oklahoma City foundation which has been the largest private donor to the OU Health Sciences Center in the history of the institution. Water flows down the seven steps of the granite fountain, representing the seven colleges at the OU Health Sciences Center. The east outdoor room is named "The Mothers' Garden" in honor of Kathryn Pratt Johnson and Eleanor Jeffery Records.

Extending to the north from the fountain is the James Harlow memorial walk which honors his alumni leadership roles at the university.

This area was once a busy street which divided the campus. Today it is a peaceful garden which provides a gathering place for the community including students, faculty, staff, patients, and their families and friends. It was created in the hope that it will be a place of reflection, comfort, and inspiration which will bring people together in the spirit of a caring extended family.
 
Erected by the University
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By Jason Voigt, April 10, 2021
3. Stanton L. Young Walk Marker
of Oklahoma.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkParks & Recreational AreasScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 2001.
 
Location. 35° 28.797′ N, 97° 29.613′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is on Stanton L Young Boulevard north of NE 10th Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Stanton L Young Blvd, Oklahoma City OK 73104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Robert M. Bird Library and OU Graduate College (within shouting distance of this marker); OU College of Pharmacy (within shouting distance of this marker); David L. Boren Student Union (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); OU College of Nursing (about 400 feet away); OU Health Sciences Center (about 500 feet away); Lloyd E. Rader Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Peggy and Charles Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Payne Boomer Campsite (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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