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

Steamboat Heroine

The Red River Journey

 
 
Steamboat <i>Heroine</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Steamboat Heroine Marker
Inscription.  The perils of navigation on the Red River are represented by the fate of the steamboat Heroine. The steamboat was carrying supplies including flour, pork, beans, candles, and salt for the garrison at Fort Towson. The Heroine had threaded its way through what remained of the Great Raft, but the river water level was down, and within a few miles of its destination, the steamboat hit a "snag" and quickly sank. Over time, the river buried the boat in silt. It was forgotten until 1999 when a partially uncovered section of the boat was discovered.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyForts and CastlesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1999.
 
Location. 35° 29.618′ N, 97° 29.825′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from Nazih Luhdi 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 Luhdi Drive, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Steamboat <i>Heroine</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Steamboat Heroine Marker
Marker is where the red arrow points
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of this marker. Miller County Controversy (here, next to this marker); Fort Towson (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Fort Towson (here, next to this marker); Jones Plantation (here, next to this marker); Alikchi Court Grounds (here, next to this marker); Kiamichi River (here, next to this marker); Expedition of Bernard de la Harpe (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Steamboat Heroine (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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