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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Leedey in Dewey County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

California Road

First Crossed Here 1849

 
 
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1. California Road Marker
Inscription. Near here on May 28, 1849, was the camp of a large party of gold seekers en route to California with a military escort under the command of Captain R. B. Marcy. The California Road was used by travelers for over 50 years. East of here about 4 miles are traces of the Western Cattle Trail to Dodge City, Kansas.
 
Erected by Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 35° 53.818′ N, 99° 20.217′ W. Marker is near Leedey, Oklahoma, in Dewey County. Marker is on State Highway 34 - half a mile north of Road N2050, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leedey OK 73654, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .
1. The California Road. A listing of Oklahoma State Historic Markers with additional information on the California Road and Captain R.B. Marcy (Submitted on January 20, 2011.) 

2. Captain Marcy and the California Trail. (Submitted on January 20, 2011.)
3. Biography of Captain R. B. Marcy. (Submitted on January 20, 2011.)
 
Categories. Roads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2011, by Christopher Suttle of Norman, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 828 times since then and 41 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 19, 2011, by Christopher Suttle of Norman, Oklahoma. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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