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

Royal Standard of Spain

First flag to fly over Oklahoma

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Royal Standard of Spain Marker
Inscription.  Francisco Vasquez de Coronado y Lujan brought the Royal Standard of Spain in 1541 to the area now known as the Oklahoma Panhandle. Coronado and his band of conquistadors (conquerors) were in search of the mythical Cibola, or Seven Cities of Gold. The flag is divided into four parts, or cantons.

The castle and lion represent the royal house of Castile and Leon, from which the King of Spain descended. Although the explorers never found gold they learned of the people of the Wichita Nation living in the area at the time.
 
Erected by OGE Energy Corp.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration. A significant historical year for this entry is 1541.
 
Location. 35° 29.672′ N, 97° 29.928′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is on Nazih Zuhdi Drive east of North Phillips Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the grounds of the Oklahoma History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Flag (here, next to this marker); Royal Flag of France
Royal Standard of Spain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Royal Standard of Spain Marker
Marker is the first one on the left
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(a few steps from this marker); Standard of the Empire of Spain (a few steps from this marker); Standard of the French Republic (a few steps from this marker); Second National United States Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Third National United States Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Flag of the Republic of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); First Flag of the Republic of Texas (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
More about this marker. Marker (and flag) are part of the exterior exhibit, "14 Flags Over Oklahoma", which was sponsored by OGE (Oklahoma Gas & Electric) Energy Corp. This is the first in chronological order.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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