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

Hackberry Flat

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Hackberry Flat Marker
Inscription.  Located southeast of Frederick in Tillman County, Oklahoma, Hackberry Flat was named for the hackberry trees that once grew in that area. This ancient wetland is a large natural basin that collected runoff water, creating an important wetlands area for migratory waterfowl. It was drained for agricultural purposes in the early 1900s. Led by William C. Crawford of Frederick, the state of Oklahoma completed restoration of the wetlands in 1999.

Covering 7,120 acres, the project features approximately 90 water control structures, 35 miles of dykes, and a pipeline to deliver water from Tom Steed Reservoir.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1999.
 
Location. 35° 29.611′ N, 97° 29.939′ 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
Hackberry Flat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Hackberry Flat Marker
Marker is in the front, on the left.
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distance of this marker. Indian Blanket Flower (here, next to this marker); Babbs Switch School Fire (a few steps from this marker); Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Reservation (a few steps from this marker); North Fork of the Red River (a few steps from this marker); Oklahoma's Gold Rush (a few steps from this marker); 1834 Dragoon Expedition (a few steps from this marker); Fort Sill (a few steps from this marker); W.C. Austin Project (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 June 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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