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

The Red River

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. The Red River Marker
Inscription.  The Red River is one of the longest rivers in the United States, flowing from the Texas Panhandle along the southern boundary of Oklahoma to the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana. It passes through three major geographical regions in Oklahoma, beginning with the High Plains in far southwestern Oklahoma, through the Red Bed Plains, and then the Coastal Plains. Spaniards named it Rio Rojo in recognition of the water's reddish cast. A wild prairie river with soft sandy banks, the river frequently changes course within its wide streambed.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 35° 29.604′ N, 97° 29.863′ 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 73104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oklahoma State Capitol and The Guardian (here, next to this marker); Oklahoma Governor's Mansion
The Red River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. The Red River Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Bloomfield Academy (a few steps from this marker); Texas Road (a few steps from this marker); Butterfield Overland Stage (a few steps from this marker); East and West Shawnee Trails (a few steps from this marker); "Alfalfa Bill" Murray's Red River Bridge War (a few steps from this marker); Bison Tracks (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 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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