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

Land of Hope

1893 1994

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2011
1. Land of Hope Monument
Inscription.

This statue, "Land of Hope," depicts the courageous pioneers who staked their land claim in the "Land Run of the Cherokee Outlet" in 1893. This was created by sculptor, Bernadette Hess Carman, a native daughter, who generously donated her time and talent to sculpt this piece for the heirs of these brave ancestors.

Dedication - Sept. 17, 1994

 
Erected 1994 by The Glenn W. Reel Foundation, the Newkirk Centennial Committee, and Concerned Citizens.
 
Location. 36° 52.878′ N, 97° 3.233′ W. Marker is in Newkirk, Oklahoma, in Kay County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 77) and 8th Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Monument is on the east grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 South Main Street, Newkirk OK 74647, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. African-Americans (within shouting distance of this marker); Kay County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Kay County Abstract Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Newkirk
Land of Hope Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2011
2. Land of Hope Monument
(about 400 feet away); Oklahoma State Centennial 1907 - 2007 (about 400 feet away); Newkirk Kay County Fair (about 400 feet away); First National Bank (about 500 feet away); Cherokee Allotments (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newkirk.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1893 Cherokee Outlet Opening. (Submitted on October 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Map of Cherokee Outlet and Cherokee Strip. (Submitted on October 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The History of Newkirk, Oklahoma. (Submitted on October 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Kay County, Oklahoma Official Website. (Submitted on October 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Land of Hope Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2011
3. Land of Hope Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 306 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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