Washington Irving's Camp
Near here, 1832, Washington Irving hunted wild horses, an exciting event described in his book on his Oklahoma tour as "Ringing the Wild Horse." In party were H. L. Ellsworth, U.S. Comm., Chas. J. Latrobe, English writer, and Swiss Count, Albert de Portales.
Erected 1949 by Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society marker series.
Location. 35° 39.924′ N, 97° 19.116′ W. Marker is in Arcadia, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 66 and Anderson Road, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 66. Touch for map. Marker is at a roadside pulloff. Marker is in this post office area: Arcadia OK 73007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Washington Irving's Camp (here, next to this marker); Tuton's Drugstore (approx. 0.4 miles away); Everybody Had One (approx. half a mile away); Route 66 (approx. half a mile away); Beverly and Karl White (approx. half a mile away);
Also see . . .
1. The Legacy of Washington Irving. (Submitted on May 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "Centennial of The Tour of the Prairies," by Irving, in Chronicles of Oklahoma. (Submitted on May 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Exploration •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on May 9, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.