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Near Wilburton in Latimer County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bernard de la Harpe 1719

 
 
Bernard de la Harpe 1719 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M H, April 10, 2010
1. Bernard de la Harpe 1719 Marker
Inscription.  This French Explorer, seeking trade with the Wichita Indians, came north from Louisiana, on August 25, 1719, he camped three miles east of Hartshorne and the next day, following Gains Creek, passed here on his way to the Canadian River and the Wichita Villages to the north.
 
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 189.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1719.
 
Location. 34° 53.774′ N, 95° 26.181′ W. Marker is near Wilburton, Oklahoma, in Latimer County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 270 and McCabe Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 270. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilburton OK 74578, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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Bernard de la Harpe 1719 Marker as seen from U.S. 270 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By M H, April 10, 2010
2. Bernard de la Harpe 1719 Marker as seen from U.S. 270
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2010, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. This page has been viewed 2,981 times since then and 656 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2010, by Mh of Las Vegas, Nevada. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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