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

The Rock Island Depot

(1912)

 

— Historic Anadarko —

 
The Rock Island Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
1. The Rock Island Depot Marker
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The Anadarko Heritage Museum is housed in the old Rock Island Depot (1912). The museum was established in 1936 by the Philomathic clubwomen, and was previously located at the old City Hall then the Fire station and Police Department.

Through the efforts of the clubwomen, Rock Island & Pacific Railway, City of Anadarko, Men's clubs, and helpful citizens, the museum advanced from a small room above City Hall then the Police Department to a General Museum located at the Depot. The Rock Island Depot has housed the museum since 1976.

Its collection is comprised of Native American artifacts and painting, relics from the Pioneer days, Railway memorabilia, and numerous documents of historical significance. In addition, the museum inherited many of the original photos taken by Mrs. Annette Ross Hume, a pioneer and founder of the local Philomathic club.
 
Erected by City of Anadarko.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRailroads & StreetcarsWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 35° 
The Rock Island Depot and Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
2. The Rock Island Depot and Marker
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4.58′ N, 98° 14.422′ W. Marker is in Anadarko, Oklahoma, in Caddo County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Northeast 3rd Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. The marker is located out front of the Anadarko Heritage Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 East Main Street, Anadarko OK 73005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bryan Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ideal Decorating Center (approx. ¼ mile away); The Soda Fountain Eatery (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Anadarko (approx. ¼ mile away); Lonnie's (approx. ¼ mile away); Trophies N Things (approx. ¼ mile away); George's Department Store (approx. ¼ mile away); Anadarko Community Library (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anadarko.
 
The view of the Rock Island Depot and Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 8, 2021
3. The view of the Rock Island Depot and Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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