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

Washington Irving

Historian, Traveler, Statesman and Author

 

—Born April 3, 1783 • Died Nov. 28, 1859 —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
1. Washington Irving Monument
North elevation
Inscription.

Excerpts
Washington Irving's
Tour on the Prairies
1832
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"It seems to me as if these
beautiful regions answer
literally to the description
of the land of promise, "a land
flowing with milk and honey."

"If you keep along yonder,
by the edge of the prairie,
you will come to a bald hill,
with a pile of stones upon it."

"Well, those stones were set
up by the Osages as a landmark:
from that spot you may
have a sight of the Red Fork."

"As the night advanced, we
perceived above the trees
to the west, a ruddy glow
flushing up the sky."

"It is at the Red Fork,"
(Cimarron River) said Beatte,
regarding the sky. "It seems
but three miles distant, yet
it perhaps is twenty."
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Dedicated by
Robert Stuart MacArthur D.D.L.L.D.
and
Charles Dillon Journalist
April 30th. 1915.
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Erected and donated
to the public
by
Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Norman Wright.


 
Erected
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
2. Washington Irving Monument
South elevation
1915 by Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Norman Wright.
 
Location. 36° 9.534′ N, 96° 0.76′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is at the intersection of Easton Street and Vancouver Avenue, in the median on Easton Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tulsa OK 74127, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Pioneer Association Picnic Grounds 1921 Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Tulsa's Oldest House (approx. half a mile away); The Gillies (approx. 1.2 miles away); Simón Bolívar (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Bridge that Saved Tulsa (approx. 1.2 miles away); Colonial Garden (approx. 1.2 miles away); Tower of Reconciliation and Healing Walkway (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Washington Irving Bio. (Submitted on December 17, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Washington Irving on the prairie; or, A narrative of a tour... (Ellsworth, et al, 1937). (Submitted on December 17, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. "Irv­ing on the Prairie — A two-cen­tury-old tale of the ‘Sleepy Hol­low’ au­thor in Ok­la­hom. (Submitted on December 17, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Washington Irving: A Tour on the Prairies
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
3. Washington Irving Monument Detail
. (Submitted on December 17, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
7. Washington Irving Monument Dedication
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
8. Washington Irving Monument Sponsors
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9. Washington Irving Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on December 17, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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