Near Hollister in Tillman County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
The Great Wolf Hunt
As they camped on the Deep Red Creek at Panthers Springs, Isadore, Oklahoma Territory, President Roosevelt and Abernathy were joined by other notable figures including Comanche Chief Quanah Parker; Territorial Governor Thomas Ferguson; Burk Burnett, Texas oil man and rancher; and Guy Wagoner of the famous Wagoner Ranch.
During the five-day hunt in the then unopened Big Pasture, seventeen wolves were captured. Roosevelt and Abernathy forged a lifelong friendship during this outing.
When he departed on April 13, 1905, Roosevelt promised Oklahoma would soon be a state. The only state admitted to the Union during Roosevelt’s Presidency was Oklahoma on November 16, 1907.
Location. 34° 23.493′ N, 98° 49.177′ W. Marker is near Hollister, Oklahoma, in Tillman County. Marker is on State Highway 5 0.1 miles west of N 2330 Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The adventures of the Abernathy boys (approx. 11.3 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Roosevelt's Wolf Hunt. From the Oklahoma Historical Society’s “The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture”. (Submitted on October 4, 2017.)
2. Roosevelt Visit, April 1905. From the Tillman County Chronicles. Includes photographs. (Submitted on October 4, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 4, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 4. submitted on October 4, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.