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Near Catoosa in Rogers County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Old Mail Route

Will Rogers Memorial Highway

 
 
Old Mail Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 21, 2003
1. Old Mail Route Marker
Inscription. About ½ mile S-W is the site of Fort Spunky, a relay station on the Old Star Mail between St. Louis and California. After the War Between the States, Catoosa was founded as the post office with John Gunter Schrimsher (1835-1905) an uncle of Will Rogers as Post-Master.
 
Erected by Mr. & Mrs. Carl R. Mathews. (Marker Number A-21.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 36° 11.621′ N, 95° 43.961′ W. Marker is near Catoosa, Oklahoma, in Rogers County. Marker can be reached from North Highway 66 (U.S. 66) 0.2 miles east of East Apache Street (Oklahoma Highway E0570), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Blue Whale Amusement Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2705 North Highway 66, Catoosa OK 74015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blue Whale (within shouting distance of this marker); The H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Sieling Park (approx. 10 miles away); George Washington (approx. 10.3
Old Mail Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 20, 2013
2. Old Mail Route Marker
Blue Whale in background
miles away); Oklahoma Military Academy Killed in Action Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Oklahoma Military Academy War Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away); Will Rogers Memorial (approx. 10.4 miles away); Will Rogers (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 467 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2. submitted on August 18, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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