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

Lake Texoma

The Red River Journey

 
 
Lake Texoma Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Lake Texoma Marker
Inscription.  Located near the site of Colbert's Ferry, Denison Dam was completed in 1944 as America's largest rolled, earth-filled dam. By impounding the Red and Washita Rivers, it created Lake Texoma. The dam generates hydroelectric power, provides downstream flood control, and creates recreational opportunities.

One of the best fishing lakes in the nation, Texoma also features the Tishomingo National Wildlife Refuge, numerous resorts and marinas, and the University of Oklahoma Biological Station, established in 1949 as the first university-affiliated research facility on a manmade lake.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1944.
 
Location. 35° 29.618′ N, 97° 29.866′ 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 73103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Lake Texoma Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Lake Texoma Marker
Marker is where the red arrow points
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within walking distance of this marker. Katy Railroad (here, next to this marker); Colbert's Ferry and Denison Dam (here, next to this marker); Bison Tracks (here, next to this marker); Trail of Tears (a few steps from this marker); Washita River (a few steps from this marker); Cross Timbers (a few steps from this marker); "Alfalfa Bill" Murray's Red River Bridge War (a few steps from this marker); Butterfield Overland Stage (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
Also see . . .  Lake Texoma on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 12, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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