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

Katy Railroad

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Katy Railroad Marker
Inscription.  The Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad, popularly known as the MK&T or the "Katy," was the first railroad company to build into Indian Territory. While some citizens of Indian Territory favored railroads for economic development, others feared that they would bring hoards of outsiders into Indian nations to the detriment of the tribal governments.

Following the route of the Texas Road, the Katy began construction in 1870. By early 1872 it had traversed the region, crossing the Red River at Colbert's Ferry.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 35° 29.616′ N, 97° 29.868′ 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. Colbert's Ferry and Denison Dam (here, next to this marker); Washita River
Katy Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Katy Railroad Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Lake Texoma (here, next to this marker); Cross Timbers (here, next to this marker); Bison Tracks (here, next to this marker); Trail of Tears (a few steps from this marker); "Alfalfa Bill" Murray's Red River Bridge War (a few steps from this marker); Chickasaw Nation (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
Also see . . .  Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad 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 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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