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Marcy's Survey of the Red River

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Marcy's Survey of the Red River Marker
Inscription.  In 1852 Captain Randolph B. Marcy commanded a force consisting of 70 men to find the source of the Red River and to "collect and report everything that may be useful or interesting."

Guided by Sucktumaquay, or Black Beaver, of the Delaware tribe, Marcy mapped the headwaters of two major forks of the Red River, discovered new species of animals, and negotiated with the Wichita people. Marcy subsequently published a guide book for westward migrants titled The Prairie Traveler. The information held within the book would not have been possible without Marcy's relationship with Black Beaver.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 35° 29.613′ N, 97° 29.958′ 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
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Marcy's Survey of the Red River Marker
Marker is on the Red River Journey pathway, outside the Oklahoma History Center.
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within walking distance of this marker. Seal of Oklahoma (here, next to this marker); First Shelterbelt (here, next to this marker); Old Greer County (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); Altus Air Force Base (a few steps from this marker); 1834 Dragoon Expedition (a few steps from this marker); Oklahoma's Gold Rush (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 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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