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Devil's Canyon

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Devil's Canyon Marker
Inscription.  Located in Kiowa County, Oklahoma, Devil's Canyon cuts a 1.5-mile gap in the rugged Wichita Mountains between Flat Top Mountain and Soldier's Spring Mountain before opening into the North Folk of the Red River. Spanish miners established a village there when they entered the region in the 1650s to search for mineral riches.

This canyon held the site of the Wichita village visited by the 1834 Dragoon Expedition during which the United States held its first negotiations with members of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita people.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
 
Location. 35° 29.615′ N, 97° 29.95′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Nazih Zuhdi Drive and North Phillips 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 Dr, 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. W.C. Austin Project (here, next to this marker); 1834 Dragoon Expedition
Devil's Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Devil's Canyon Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Altus Air Force Base (here, next to this marker); Oklahoma's Gold Rush (here, next to this marker); First Shelterbelt (here, next to this marker); North Fork of the Red River (a few steps from this marker); Babbs Switch School Fire (a few steps from this marker); Marcy's Survey of the Red River (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
Also see . . .  Devil's Canyon on Wikipedia. Not to be confused with the Devil's Canyon in Canadian County, Oklahoma. (Submitted on June 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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Jun. 20, 2021