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

Red River Rivalry

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Red River Rivalry Marker
Inscription.  The football rivalry between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas began in 1900, when the OU team traveled by train to Austin, Texas. The teams first met on the fairgrounds in Dallas, Texas, in 1912 in a game won by Oklahoma. Since 1929, the game has been played annually during the Texas State Fair. The first game in the series in the Cotton Bowl was played in 1937.

Each year thousands of Oklahomans cross the Red River to witness one of the greatest rivalries in college football.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 35° 29.608′ N, 97° 29.883′ 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. Corn and Pumpkin (here, next to this marker); Initial Point (a few steps from this marker); Oil and Gas Industry
Red River Rivalry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Red River Rivalry Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); Chickasaw Nation (a few steps from this marker); Cross Timbers (a few steps from this marker); Washita River (a few steps from this marker); State of Sequoyah (within shouting distance of this marker); Katy Railroad (within shouting distance of 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 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 12, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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