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

Royal Flag of France

Third flag to fly over Oklahoma

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Royal Flag of France Marker
Inscription.  French claims on North American land go back to 1682 when Rene-Robert Cavelier Sieur de la Salle declared all the country associated with the Mississippi River and its branches. The land was named the Louisiana Territory in honor of King Louis XIV. Jean-Baptiste Benard de la Harpe brought the royal flag from France to present day Oklahoma in 1719. He visited and established trading posts among the Wichita people along the Arkansas River in what is now Muskogee County. The flag features a field of white with the fleur-de-lis (lily flower). This stylized lily is most closely associated with the French monarchy.
 
Erected by OGE Energy Corp.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1682.
 
Location. 35° 29.674′ N, 97° 29.922′ 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 Drive, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Royal Flag of France Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Royal Flag of France Marker
Marker is the third one on the left
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are within walking distance of this marker. Standard of the Empire of Spain (here, next to this marker); Union Flag (here, next to this marker); Standard of the French Republic (a few steps from this marker); Royal Standard of Spain (a few steps from this marker); Second National United States Flag (a few steps from this marker); Third National United States Flag (a few steps from 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 third 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 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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