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Kiowa County Oklahoma Historical Markers

 
Site of Babbs Switch Tragic School Fire Marker (rear) image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, June 26, 2018
Site of Babbs Switch Tragic School Fire Marker (rear)
Oklahoma (Kiowa County), Babbs — Site of Babbs Switch Tragic School FireBabbs Memorial School — 1925
On Dec. 24, 1924, 35 people lost their lives while attending a Christmas party in a one room frame school house. The fire was started by a candle on a Christmas tree. A school building was built here as a memorial and a model to point the way to . . . — Map (db m120170) HM
Oklahoma (Kiowa County), Mountain Park — Camp RadziminskiSite 2 mi. West
Established Sept., 1858, by four troops of crack 2nd Cav., under Major Earl Van Dorn. Named in memory of Lt. Charles Radziminski, a former member of the Regt. E. Kirby Smith, Cornelius Van Camp, Fitzhugh Lee, W. B. Royall all served there. Permanent . . . — Map (db m119391) HM
Oklahoma (Kiowa County), Snyder — Quanah Parker, the Last Comanche Chief, / Comancheria
Quanah Parker, the last Comanche Chief, was born in Elk Creek just below the Wichita mountains circa 1850. Quanah, the son of Petah Nocony and Cynthia Ann Parker who was captured by the Comanches, became a fierce warrior and skillfully . . . — Map (db m120069) HM

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