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Garfield County Oklahoma Historical Markers

 
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Buffalo Springs Marker
Oklahoma (Garfield County), Bison — Buffalo SpringsOn the Old Chisholm Trail. 1/3 mi West
From this noted watering place came the name of "Bison," 1 mi. so., "Buffalo Springs" was the camp site of Pat Hennessey and his men just before they were massacred, 7 mi. so., July 4, 1874. Next day, a war band of Indians was stood off by ranchmen . . . — Map (db m39801) HM
Oklahoma (Garfield County), Bison — Run of '89 North Boundary
At the opening of "Old Oklahoma", April 22, 1889, this was the north line for the Run starting at 12 o'clock noon. Prairies and hills in the 2,000,000 acre tract, south, were peopled by tens of thousands, homes were planted and tent cities sprang up . . . — Map (db m39796) HM
Oklahoma (Garfield County), Enid — Government Springs
A Camping Place on the Old Chisholm Trail Before and After 1865 Though the pathfinders die the paths remain openMap (db m55716) HM
Oklahoma (Garfield County), Enid — Jesse Chisholm(circa 1805-1868)
A section of the famed Chisholm Trail (1867-1885), which was used to drive cattle from Texas to the rail heads in Kansas after the Civil War, crosses a portion of Vance AFB near the entrance to the Armed Forces Reserve Center. The trail was named . . . — Map (db m89793) HM
Oklahoma (Garfield County), Enid — The Chisholm Trail1865 – 1893
Here passed the Old Cattle Trail, blazed by Jesse Chisholm, which finally stretched for eight hundred miles from San Antonio, Texas to Abilene, Kansas over which cowboys from the pasture-lands of the great southwest drove their herds to the . . . — Map (db m55715) HM
Oklahoma (Garfield County), Enid — The Missouri Compromise(36° 30' North Latitude)
This marker sits on the Missouri Compromise line which by an Act of Congress on March 6, 1820, enabled Missouri to be admitted to the Union as a Slave State. But, the Act forbade slavery in the rest of the Louisiana Purchase North of the 36° 30' . . . — Map (db m55714) HM

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