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Salina in Mayes County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Chouteau's Post

 
 
Chouteau's Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Manning, April 11, 2011
1. Chouteau's Post Marker
Inscription.  Oldest permanent American settlement in the state. Grew out of Chouteau's fur trade at St. Louis, with Osages after they settled this region in 1802 from Missouri. Improvements here in 1817 became residence of Col. A.P. Chouteau, West Point grad. Noted in western U.S. Official life and for many posts in Indian trade.
 
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 158.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1802.
 
Location. 36° 17.561′ N, 95° 8.923′ W. Marker is in Salina, Oklahoma, in Mayes County. Marker is at the intersection of East Ferry Street (State Highway 20) and South Saltwell Street, on the right when traveling east on East Ferry Street. Located in the parking lot on the southwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 South Saltwell Street, Salina OK 74365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Locust Grove (approx. 6˝ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.4 miles away); Nathaniel Hale Pryor (approx. 9.4 miles away); Cabin Creek (approx. 13.7 miles away); 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry (approx. 13.7 miles away); Confederate Soldiers (approx. 13.7 miles away); 6th Kansas Cavalry (approx. 13.7 miles away); 14th Kansas Cavalry (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2013, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 734 times since then and 53 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 16, 2013, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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