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Camp Holmes Treaty Marker detail image, Touch for more information
By Jerome W Walker, January 18, 2020
Camp Holmes Treaty Marker detail
Oklahoma (Cleveland County), Lexington — Camp Holmes Treaty
August 24, 1835 One mile northwest the Camp Holmes Treaty was signed to guarantee peace, friendship, good hunting, safe travel, as far as the western borders of the U.S.A. To negotiate their first treaty with our government and the Civilized . . . — Map (db m144841) HM
Oklahoma (Cleveland County), Lexington — Col. John L. Smith
Birthplace & Boyhood Home Col. John L. Smith Dec. 26, 1914 - June 10, 1972 Col. John Lucien Smith U.S.M.C. In 54 days of aerial combat in the Solomon Islands he destroyed 19 Japanese planes to become the leading air ace of World War II at that . . . — Map (db m144843) HM WM
Oklahoma (Cleveland County), Lexington — Run of '89 South Boundary
Canadian River was south line of “Old Oklahoma” opened by Run at 12 o’clock noon, April 22, 1889. Riders started at river crossing near here. Many thousands entered the 2,000,000 a. tract north: homes were planted and tent cities . . . — Map (db m144698) HM
Oklahoma (Cleveland County), Norman — Cleveland County Courthouse
Norman was designated as the seat of Cleveland County shortly after the Land Run of 1889. The first permanent courthouse was located in the Original Townsite of Norman at the corner of Gray Street and Ponca Avenue. This structure was destroyed by . . . — Map (db m121720) HM
Oklahoma (Cleveland County), Norman — Dave Blue Trading Post
Located 1 mi. S of here on Chisholm Cattle Trail, also called Arbuckle Cattle Trail, Blue hired Cherokees and Creeks to kill wild buffalo in early 1870s and to deliver the hides to Atoka for shipment east. — Map (db m141848) HM
Oklahoma (Cleveland County), Norman — Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
In 1899 the Oklahoma Territorial Legislature created a natural history museum to preserve Oklahoma’s rich heritage. More than 100 years later, the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History was built to protect the museum’s priceless . . . — Map (db m143652) HM
Oklahoma (Cleveland County), Norman — The Beginning of Cleveland County
Although the Norman townsite was settled during the Land Run on April 22, 1889, Cleveland County did not exist for another year, and almost wasn't named Cleveland County. In fact, if not for the efforts of Norman's early citizens and civic leaders, . . . — Map (db m121630) HM

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