Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
The Meinders Foundation Heritage Gardens
The Red River Journey
The Red River area along the southern border of Oklahoma has been the site of events that shaped the history of the southern plains, the United States, and the world. American Indians hunted, traveled, traded and farmed the area for thousands of years. Explorers trapped animals and mapped routes for commercial development and settlers. Tribes across the eastern United States and later, other parts of the country, were moved to the region. Spies schemed and empires fought for the area's land and resources. Characters colorful, wicked, heroic, and tragic traveled through the area and made it their home. The Red River Journey explores, interprets, and highlights some of these remarkable people, stories, events, places, and adventures.
The Red River Heritage Gardens
The history of Oklahoma has been influenced by the varied plants, wildlife, and geology found across the state. The Red River Botanical Heritage Gardens interpret some of the trees, bushes, flowers, and grasses that are found along the Red River and in other areas of the state. The park also explores some of
The Red River Journey and the Red River Heritage Gardens are made possible through the generous sponsorship of the following:
The Meinders Foundation
Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Oklahoma City Federation of Women's Clubs
The Colonial Dames
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 35° 29.617′ N, 97° 29.836′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from Nazih Zuhdi Drive west of North Laird Avenue. Marker is part of the Red River Journey pathway, which 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 are within walking distance of this marker. Choctaw Nation (a few steps from this marker); The Great Raft (a few steps from this marker); Kiamichi River (a few steps from this marker); Oberlin (a few steps from this marker); Chahte TamahaFort Towson (a few steps from this marker); Jones Plantation (a few steps from this marker); Miller County Controversy (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
More about this marker. A duplicate marker is on the same pathway, but closer to the Oklahoma History Center building.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. 3. submitted on June 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.