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

Kiamichi River

The Red River Journey

 
 
Kiamichi River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Kiamichi River Marker
Inscription.  The Kiamichi River begins on Pine Mountain in LeFlore County, Oklahoma, and flows about 165 miles in a south by southwest direction to the Red River. The river's valley has provided a major transportation route through the Ouachita Mountains for centuries, beginning with the prehistoric Spiro settlement. The Fort Smith to Horse Prairie military road used the Kiamichi River valley, as did the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad.

Congress established the Upper Kiamichi River Wilderness in 1988, and the spectacular Talimena Scenic Byway (Oklahoma Highway 1) runs along its northern border.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1988.
 
Location. 35° 29.619′ N, 97° 29.83′ 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
Kiamichi River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Kiamichi River Marker
Marker is facing the front. Background is the intersection of Laird Avenue and NE 23rd Street.
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Towson (here, next to this marker); Jones Plantation (here, next to this marker); Miller County Controversy (here, next to this marker); Steamboat Heroine (here, next to this marker); The Great Raft (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Fort Towson (a few steps from this marker); The Meinders Foundation Heritage Gardens (a few steps from this marker); Alikchi Court Grounds (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kiamichi River on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
2. Talimena Scenic Drive. Official website. Contains maps, and tourist information for cities located on the scenic byway. (Submitted on May 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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