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Near Catoosa in Rogers County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Mail Route

Will Rogers Memorial Highway

 
 
Old Mail Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Kindig, May 21, 2003
1. Old Mail Route Marker
Inscription.  About ½ mile S-W is the site of Fort Spunky, a relay station on the Old Star Mail between St. Louis and California. After the War Between the States, Catoosa was founded as the post office with John Gunter Schrimsher (1835-1905) an uncle of Will Rogers as Post-Master.
 
Erected by Mr. & Mrs. Carl R. Mathews. (Marker Number A-21.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list.
 
Location. 36° 11.621′ N, 95° 43.961′ W. Marker is near Catoosa, Oklahoma, in Rogers County. Marker can be reached from North Highway 66 (U.S. 66) 0.2 miles east of East Apache Street (Oklahoma Highway E0570), on the left when traveling east. Marker is located in the Blue Whale Amusement Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2705 North Highway 66, Catoosa OK 74015, 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. Blue Whale, Catoosa, Oklahoma (within shouting distance of this marker);
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The H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Route 66 Motels (approx. 7 miles away); Evans (approx. 9.2 miles away); Tulsa, Oklahoma (approx. 9.2 miles away); Rose Bowl Lanes (approx. 9.6 miles away); McIntyre Airport (approx. 9.9 miles away); Sieling Park (approx. 10 miles away).
 
Old Mail Route Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2013
2. Old Mail Route Marker
Blue Whale in background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California. This page has been viewed 690 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Elk Grove, California.   2. submitted on August 18, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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