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

The Queen of the Frisco Railroad

 
 
The Queen of the Frisco Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, December 21, 2014
1. The Queen of the Frisco Railroad Marker
Inscription.  

"The Queen of the Frisco Railroad rolled into Lawton, Oklahoma on Friday, July 7, 1961 on her last journey."

Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is one of the most successful builders of locomotives in the world. The company was founded by Matthias W. Baldwin, a jeweler who opened and operated a machine shop. Prior to 1830, the Philadelphia Museum commissioned him to build a miniature locomotive to help demonstrate the concept of steam locomotive technology. Completed in 1831, the success of the miniature model resulted in his first order for a full sized locomotive by the Philadelphia, Germantown and Norristown Railroad which was completed in 1832. His business boomed at the turn of the century, when demand for locomotives expanded.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is July 7, 1961.
 
Location. 34° 37.093′ N, 98° 23.851′ W. Marker is in Lawton, Oklahoma, in Comanche County. Marker can be reached from 601 NW Ferris Avenue west of NW 6th Street. The marker
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is located on the grounds of the Museum of the Great Plains at the old train depot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 NW Ferris Ave, Lawton OK 73507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief Ten Bears (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Comanche Reformed Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Col Jack L. Treadwell (approx. 2˝ miles away); Satank Killed (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fort Sill (approx. 3.1 miles away); M51 Skysweeper 75mm Anti Aircraft Gun (approx. 3.3 miles away); Under the Southern Cross Americal (23rd) Infantry Division (approx. 3.3 miles away); MIM-3 Nike Ajax (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lawton.
 
The Queen of the Frisco Railroad image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, December 21, 2014
2. The Queen of the Frisco Railroad
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
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