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

Mary Veasey Leech

In Honor of

 
 
Mary Veasey Leech Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 21, 2013
1. Mary Veasey Leech Marker
Inscription.

In 1913, when Mary Veasey Leech was eight years old, she moved into the house across from the Council Oak Tree. Her father, James Alexander Veasey, taught young Mary about respect for our history and for all people. The pair ensured that the Council Oak was watered daily, hauling buckets of water during dry weather.

Mary successfully fought developers who planned to cut down the Council Oak and build on the sacred site. She shared its story with many visitors. The Council Oak Tree and Stickball Park survive today because of Mary's lifelong love for the tree and the people it represents.

Mary worked in conjunction with Dode McIntosh, the last hereditary chief of the Creeks, when fighting the development of the land on which the Council Oak stands. She and Dode were good friends and it was very important to her to work closely with the tribe.
 
Erected by Muskogee (Creek) Nation.
 
Location. 36° 8.16′ N, 95° 59.403′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is at the intersection of 18th Street and Cheyenne Avenue, on the left when traveling west on 18th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the northwest corner of Stickball Park. Marker is in this post office area: Tulsa OK 74119, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Mary Veasey Leech Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 21, 2013
2. Mary Veasey Leech Marker
Muscogee (Creek) Nation Council Oak in upper right distance
At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Creek Stickball Park (a few steps from this marker); Not Just a Ball Game (within shouting distance of this marker); Creek Nation Council Oak Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Elliott Building (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Bridge that Saved Tulsa (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Centennial (approx. one mile away); Oklahoma Natural Gas Company Building (approx. one mile away); Pentane (C5H12) Molecular Model (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
 
Also see . . .  Mary Veasey Leech. (Submitted on August 24, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducationEnvironmentNative Americans
 
Creek Nation Council Oak image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Creek Nation Council Oak
Post Oak
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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