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Fort Sill

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Fort Sill Marker
Inscription.  Located near Lawton, Oklahoma, Fort Sill was established in 1869 by General Philip H. Sheridan and constructed by African American soldiers of the 10th US Calvary to control raiding by Kiowa and Comanche tribes. By 1874 the Kiowa and Comanche people were forced to live on the reservations. Soldiers at the fort then protected the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Reservation from squatters, cattle thieves, and outlaws. In 1911, the fort became host to the US Army School of Fire, an artillery training center and remains a primary location for artillery training today.

The Fort Sill to Fort Towson Road was one of the nine military roads constructed in Indian Territory to provide for transportation of people and supplies to various forts and camps.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationForts and CastlesNative Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 35° 29.609′ N, 97° 29.927′ 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
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Fort Sill Marker
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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. Saurophaganax Maximus (here, next to this marker); Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Reservation (a few steps from this marker); Big Pasture (a few steps from this marker); Warren's Trading Post (a few steps from this marker); Indian Blanket Flower (a few steps from this marker); Hackberry Flat (a few steps from this marker); San Bernardo (a few steps from this marker); Babbs Switch School Fire (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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