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

North Fork of the Red River

The Red River Journey

 
 
North Fork of the Red River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. North Fork of the Red River Marker
Inscription.  This stream enters Oklahoma in Beckham County and then flows southeast into the Red River. The Great Spanish Road to the Red River from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Natchitoches, Louisiana, followed the north shore of the Red River from the North Fork to the east. More than 19 million herd of longhorn cattle crossed the Red River at this point until it was abandoned in 1895. It was part of the Great Western Cattle Trail.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1895.
 
Location. 35° 29.615′ N, 97° 29.944′ 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. 1834 Dragoon Expedition (here, next to this marker); Oklahoma's Gold Rush (here, next to this marker); Babbs Switch School Fire (a few
North Fork of the Red River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. North Fork of the Red River Marker
Marker is on the Red River Journey pathway.
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steps from this marker); Devil's Canyon (a few steps from this marker); W.C. Austin Project (a few steps from this marker); Hackberry Flat (a few steps from this marker); Altus Air Force Base (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.
 
 
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.

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