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Yale in Payne County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

Mable Dale Potts

Mable Dale Potts Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 12, 2022
1. Mable Dale Potts Marker
Born April 5, 1901 in Galena, Kansas, Mable Dale was of Cherokee Indian descent. However, her paternal grandfather had been adopted into the Creek Indian Nation. Thus, when the United States Government allotted lands to those of Indian Descent who Qualified, the land given to the young Mable Dale was a part of that designated to the members of the Creek Nation. This land was later found to abound in Petroleum products. Making her a wealthy young lady in her early teen years.

While still in her teens, this young woman became a benefactress of the Yale community. In 1917 she financed the construction of the First Baptist Church at the corner of B Street and Boston.

The following year, it was announced that she would contribute the monies needed to build and furnish the sixty patient Mable Dale Hospital on C Street. The hospital served the Yale area until December of 1964. Although Mable Dale Potts resided in Yale only a few more years after the completion of the hospital, countless persons continued to benefit from her generous gifts to the city. After serving her community and church faithfully, Mable Dale Potts died
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at the age of sixty four years, on March 11, 1965, at Norman, Oklahoma. She how rests in Lawson cemetery North of Yale, the city she loved.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is April 5, 1901.
Location. 36° 6.92′ N, 96° 41.937′ W. Marker is in Yale, Oklahoma, in Payne County. Marker is on North Main Street just north of East Boston Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 202 N Main St, Yale OK 74085, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. L.F. Jones (here, next to this marker); Nell Caroline Woodward Hancock (here, next to this marker); Rice/Kerby Cabin (approx. half a mile away); Harold V. "Tex" Brown (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Camp of Washington Irving (approx. 0.7 miles away); World Famous Athlete Jim Thorpe (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle of Round Mountains (approx. 4.4 miles away); Turkey Track Ranch (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yale.
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Photographed By Jason Armstrong, March 12, 2022
2. American Heritage Bank
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2022, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, Oklahoma. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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