Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Babbs Switch School Fire
The Red River Journey
The tragedy resulted in many new safety regulations for public buildings, including having more than one exit and doors that open outward.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Education. A significant historical date for this entry is December 24, 1924.
Location. 35° 29.61′ N, 97° 29.945′ 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 Gold Rush (here, next to this marker); North Fork of the Red RiverHackberry Flat (a few steps from this marker); 1834 Dragoon Expedition (a few steps from this marker); W.C. Austin Project (a few steps from this marker); Devil's Canyon (a few steps from this marker); Indian Blanket Flower (a few steps from this marker); First Shelterbelt (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
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Also see . . . Babbs Switch fire on Wikipedia. According to the National Fire Protection Association, this is the sixth-deadliest fire on record in the United States. (Submitted on June 4, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
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 42 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 4, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.