Boise City in Cimarron County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
The Mormon Battalion in the Oklahoma Panhandle
The Battalion's 2,000 mile journey from Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, to San Diego, California, then the longest march by infantry in U.S. military history, traversed for a lengthy distance the Santa Fe Trail. Sixty miles of that famous route passed through the panhandle. It followed the Cimarron River southwesterly into Oklahoma to the Cimarron Crossing, then west-southwest past Cold Springs into New Mexico at McNees Crossing. Battalion members viewed the Oklahoma panhandle as part of the "Great American Desert." The challenges of this portion of the march helped forge the Battalion into a disciplined force.
Erected 1983 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and The Oklahoma State Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mormon Battalion marker series.
Location. 36° 43.8′ N, 102° 30.787′ W. Marker is in Boise City, Oklahoma, in Cimarron Touch for map. Marker is on the north side of the court house circle. Marker is in this post office area: Boise City OK 73933, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boise City Bombed (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 9.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Santa Fe Trail (approx. 9.3 miles away).
Also see . . . Mormon Battalion. Wikipedia (Submitted on May 16, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, Mexican-American •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 578 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.