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Miami in Ottawa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Miami, Oklahoma

1891 --- 75 Years and Growing --- 1966

 

Teepees to Towers

 
Miami, Oklahoma Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2010
1. Miami, Oklahoma Marker
Inscription.  
Miami: Since her founding in 1891, a chronicle of labor, optimism, growth.

Indians: From them her name and her place - a proud, enduring heritage.

Agriculture: Crops and cattle nourished her infancy, assured her maturity.

Miners: Courageous men gouged the Earth and gave her importance.

Industry: Her today and her promise of tomorrow

Route 66 Grand Lake N.E.O. A&M College
 
Erected 1966 by Miami "75th Anniversary Committee".
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & CommerceNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the U.S. Route 66 series list.
 
Location. 36° 52.565′ N, 94° 52.665′ W. Marker is in Miami, Oklahoma, in Ottawa County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 69) and 1st Avenue NW, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Marker is on the former hotel south
Miami, Oklahoma Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2010
2. Miami, Oklahoma Marker
across 1st Avenue NW from the landmark Coleman Theatre. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45 N Main Street, Miami OK 74354, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coleman Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Moscelyne Larkin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steve & Cassie Gaines (about 300 feet away); David Froman (about 300 feet away); Steve Owens (about 300 feet away); Charles Banks Wilson (about 300 feet away); Hadley Building (about 500 feet away); Miami Trust and Savings Bank Clock (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami.
 
Regarding Miami, Oklahoma. The town name is pronounced "Mi-am-uh" and not like the south Florida city of the same name.
 
Also see . . .  City of Miami. (Submitted on August 30, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Seal on Miami, Oklahoma Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2010
3. Seal on Miami, Oklahoma Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 901 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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