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

San Bernardo

The Red River Journey

 
 
San Bernardo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. San Bernardo Marker
Inscription.  San Bernardo was one of two Wichita villages in this area. The second village was situated south of the river. Located just west of the Cross Timbers on the eastern edge of the Great Plains, San Bernardo's residents had access to timber for firewood and construction as well as grass thatch to cover houses.

Game was bountiful and a spring-fed stream flowed through the village. San Bernardo was surrounded by a sophisticated stockade and earthworks that enabled the Wichitas to repel an attack by the Spanish Army in 1759.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1759.
 
Location. 35° 29.608′ N, 97° 29.915′ 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 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oklahoma's Elusive Southern Border (a few steps from this marker); The Chisholm Trail
San Bernardo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. San Bernardo Marker
Marker is where the red arrow points to, on the Red River Journey walkway.
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(a few steps from this marker); Saurophaganax Maximus (a few steps from this marker); Warren's Trading Post (a few steps from this marker); Fort Sill (a few steps from this marker); Big Pasture (a few steps from this marker); State of Sequoyah (within shouting distance of this marker); Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Reservation (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 June 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 3, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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