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

Washita River

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Washita River Marker
Inscription.  Flowing across nine counties and 260 miles in Oklahoma, the Washita River valley was home to people from 950 CE to present. In 1868, near the river close to present-day Cheyenne, Oklahoma, US Cavalry commanded by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer attacked the village of Cheyenne men, women, and children who believed they were living safely under the protection of the US Army at Fort Cobb.

In 1886 the fertile river valley in the Chickasaw nation was described as being almost a solid farm for fifty miles.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 35° 29.614′ N, 97° 29.869′ 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. Cross Timbers (here, next to this marker); Katy Railroad
Washita River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Washita River Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Colbert's Ferry and Denison Dam (here, next to this marker); Bison Tracks (here, next to this marker); Lake Texoma (a few steps from this marker); "Alfalfa Bill" Murray's Red River Bridge War (a few steps from this marker); Texas Road (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.
 
 
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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Jun. 12, 2021