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Near Braman in Kay County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Oklahoma War Chief

 
 
Oklahoma War Chief Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
1. Oklahoma War Chief Marker
Inscription.  First newspaper printed in the Cherokee Strip, June 14, 1884. Published at tent town of Rock Falls, 2.5 miles N.W. of here by Capt. David L. Payne, leader of Oklahoma "Boomers". Printing office was burned and "Boomers" disbanded by U.S. Troops, Aug. 1884.
 
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 33.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 14, 1884.
 
Location. 36° 57.436′ N, 97° 22.448′ W. Marker is near Braman, Oklahoma, in Kay County. Marker is on U.S. 177 north of West Home Road, on the left when traveling north. Located about 2 miles north of the Interstate 35 interchange with U.S. Highway 177. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Braman OK 74632, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Braman / Braman Business Leaders 1898 — 1930 (approx. 3.2 miles
Captain David Lewis Payne - "Father of Oklahoma" image. Click for full size.
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2. Captain David Lewis Payne - "Father of Oklahoma"
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away); The "Real" Cherokee Strip / Hunnewell (approx. 3.6 miles away in Kansas); 100 Beautiful Years (approx. 11.9 miles away); Homesteaders (approx. 11.9 miles away); Oklahoma Baptist College (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on David L. Payne. (Submitted on August 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. More about the Cherokee Strip land rush. (Submitted on August 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. The Boomer Movement. (Submitted on August 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of Marker looking south towards Braman and I-35. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 2, 2016
3. View of Marker looking south towards Braman and I-35.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Dec. 7, 2022