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

Eureka

Consolidated District #12

— 1908-1969 —

 
 
Eureka Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 7, 2022
1. Eureka Marker
Inscription.  Eureka was established in 1908 with 18 square miles. The high school was started in 1919 when Center, Lincoln, and one half of Pleasant Veiw were consolidated. In 1923, the Nabisco, Happy Flat, and East Banner districts were added and a new building was built on the Williams' Place. The school burned in 1935. Land was purchased by private donations and a new building was built in 1936 at a cost of $64,123. A P.W.A. grant was awarded for $28,636. Phoenix consolidated with Eureka in 1947 and Eureka consolidated 95 square miles to Turpin in 1969.
 
Erected 1996 by Baker Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 36° 51.895′ N, 101° 1.054′ W. Marker is in Baker, Oklahoma, in Texas County. Marker is on Mendenhall Street (County Highway 12) 0.1 miles U.S. 64, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located at the front of the school by the road side park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 County Highway 12, Turpin OK 73950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of
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this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Eureka (here, next to this marker); Shade's Well (approx. 6.7 miles away); Panhandle Baptists (approx. 7 miles away); Graham–Hoeme Chisel Plow (approx. 10.9 miles away); Liberal Army Air Base Memorial (approx. 13 miles away in Kansas); When Coronado came to Kansas (approx. 13.1 miles away in Kansas); Rock Island Lines (approx. 13.2 miles away in Kansas); Original Hand-Dug Well (approx. 13.2 miles away in Kansas).
 
Also see . . .  Baker, Oklahoma. Wikipedia (Submitted on June 24, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Eureka Marker in a road side park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 7, 2022
2. The Eureka Marker in a road side park
Original building plaque in picnic table cover image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 7, 2022
3. Original building plaque in picnic table cover
The Eureka Marker with the school building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 7, 2022
4. The Eureka Marker with the school building
The view of the old school building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 7, 2022
5. The view of the old school building
The view of wheat fields next to the Eureka Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, June 7, 2022
6. The view of wheat fields next to the Eureka Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 24, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 24, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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