Atoka in Atoka County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway
By Concurrent Senate and House Resolution No. 93 adopted April 20, 1988 by the Oklahoma State Legislature and which was approved by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission on May 2, 1988, Oklahoma Highway 3 between Ada and Broken Bow, Oklahoma was designated the 45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway in recognition of the division's gallant and distinguished service in World War II and the Korean Conflict and to specially honor those Thunderbirds who gave their lives in such service.
On July 23, 1988 at 12:00 Noon the 45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway was officially dedicated at this spot and this plaque erected as lasting evidence of such dedication and the grateful appreciation of the People of the State of Oklahoma.
July 23, 1988
Erected 1988 by Seantor Gerald Dennis.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Roads & Vehicles • War, Korean • War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is April 20, 1913.
Location. 34° 23.133′ N, 96° 7.605′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Court Street, Atoka OK 74525, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vietnam War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Captain Atoka (a few steps from this marker); War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Cornerstone from [Atoka] County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Middle Boggy Battle (approx. 1.1 miles away); Historic Butterfield Trail in Indian Territory (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stringtown Shootout (approx. 6˝ miles away); Courthouse (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atoka.
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Also see . . .
1. History of the 45th Infantry Division. (Submitted on March 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The 45th Infantry Division in Holocaust Encyclopedia. (Submitted on March 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. 45th Infantry Division Memorial Highway. (Submitted on March 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 865 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.