Claremore in Rogers County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
"...knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness, in one in which the measures of government receive their impression so immediately from the sense of the community as is ours it is proportionably essential..."
First Annual Address.
January 8, 1790
"...born, sir, in a land of liberty; having early learned its value; having engaged in a perilous conflict to defend it; having, in a word, devoted the best years of my life to secure its permanent establishment in my own country; my anxious recollections, my sympathetic feelings, and my best wishes are irresistibly excited, whensoever, in any country, I see an oppressed nation unfurl the banners of freedom.
January 1, 1796
This memorial to General George Washington, the Father of Our Country, dedicated on September 17, 1987 in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Constitution of the United States. Created and sculpted on this campus by Mr. Yon Sim Pak, Artist in Residence. Kellstone material contributed by Mr. Paul M. Kellert, Jefferson Fellow, Rogers State College.
Erected 1987 by
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1874.
Location. 36° 19.191′ N, 95° 38.111′ W. Marker is in Claremore, Oklahoma, in Rogers County. Monument is on the grounds of Rogers State University. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1701 West Will Rogers Boulevard, Claremore OK 74017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oklahoma Military Academy Killed in Action Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Oklahoma Military Academy War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Will Rogers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Will Rogers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Howdy Folks (approx. 0.2 miles away); US Army M-41 "Walker Bulldog" Light Tank (approx. 1.2 miles away); Main Street of America (approx. 1.2 miles away); Claremore Mound (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Claremore.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.