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By William Fischer, Jr., February 21, 2015
Eagle (D-X) Service Station and Marker
Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Afton — Eagle (D-X) Service Station — Route 66 Roadside Attraction

Opened in the 1930's, the Eagle Service Station served Route 66 travelers for nearly 60 years. — Map (db m81122) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Commerce — Mickey Charles Mantle — "The Commerce Comet" — Dr. Nick A. Calcagno, Artist
"A Great teammate" CHS class of '49 [Statue dedicated April 17, 2010] ————— About the Artist Dr. Nick A Calcagno was the recipient of numerous awards and many professional achievements. His artwork is . . . — Map (db m41741) HM
Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — American Indian War Veterans
Dedicated to American Indian War Veterans by Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. Bicentennial Project 1976 — Map (db m41739) HM
Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — Charles Banks Wilson

A renowned artist and teacher, Charles Banks Wilson, began his career as a teenager making posters for the Coleman Theatre shows, where he sketched his now famous painting of Will Rogers live on stage. He became head of the Art Department at . . . — Map (db m82091) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — Coleman Theatre

The Coleman Theatre, built in 1929 as a vaudeville/movie theater palace, has hosted many legendary performers. Never closed, it holds the original Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ that has entertained generations. Programs and acts of all types are . . . — Map (db m80594) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — David Froman

David Froman discovered his love of theater while simultaneously earning a master's degree from Pittsburg State University. He later received his doctorate from Kansas University and moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting. He was . . . — Map (db m82072) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — Gateway Sign
A replica of a sign originally constructed in the 1900's that spanned Central and C Street adjacent to the railroad station. For many years this sign welcomed visitors to downtown Miami. The original sign was removed during the 1930's. Today's . . . — Map (db m119947) HM
Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — Hadley Building

This building, commonly known as the Hadley Building, was constructed in 1904 within Indian Territory, the same year that the Wright Brothers successfully flew an airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and three years prior to Oklahoma's . . . — Map (db m81103) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — Historic Route 66 Ribbon Road - Sidewalk Highway — Oklahoma Historic Route 66

Completed in 1922 as Federal Highway Project No. 8. Running 15.46 miles from Miami to Afton. The only remaining 9' section of original pavement on the old Route 66 system, taken out of service in 1937. A National Register of Historic Places . . . — Map (db m81131) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — McPherson Post No 48 G.A.R. Civil War Memorial
To the Soldier Dead of the Civil War 1861-1865 — Map (db m35100) HM
Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — Miami Trust and Savings Bank Clock

The Clock hanging above this plaque was manufactured by the O. B. McClintock Co. of Minneapolis. It was brought to Miami by the Miami Trust and Savings Bank in 1917. For 59 consecutive years, it hung from the corner of the Professional Building . . . — Map (db m81104) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — Miami, Oklahoma — 1891 --- 75 Years and Growing --- 1966 — Teepees to Towers
Miami: Since her founding in 1891, a chronicle of labor, optimism, growth. Indians: From them her name and her place - a proud, enduring heritage. Agriculture: Crops and cattle nourished her infancy, assured her maturity. . . . — Map (db m35096) HM
Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — Moscelyne Larkin

Moscelyne Larkin, a Native American, began her dancing career as a small child on the Coleman stage. At the age of fifteen she joined the Original Ballet Russe as a soloist and then a ballerina, touring throughout the world. She and her husband . . . — Map (db m82088) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — Steve & Cassie Gaines

Miamians Steve and Cassie Gaines were musicians and singers for the legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Cassie was an original member of the "Honkettes", the female back-up singers for the band. She helped get her brother, Steve, an audition. . . . — Map (db m82086) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Miami — Steve Owens

Top football star, Steve Owens, had a record of 4,000 yards rushing at Miami High School. He went on to star at the University of Oklahoma. At OU he received numerous honors and awards, culminating in the prestigious Heisman Trophy in 1969. . . . — Map (db m82090) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Quapaw — 164 — Entering Indian Territory
In 1833, this area ceded Quapaw Tribe by U.S. Lands near granted Indians of 20 Tribes including Seneca, Shawnee, Peoria, Miami, Ottawa, Wyandot. Wealth came to the Quapaw and other Indians here, from discovery of lead and zinc mines beginning in . . . — Map (db m77948) HM
Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Wyandotte — James Long — 1845 - 1891

Youngest Warrior in Modoc War — Map (db m80588) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Wyandotte — Modoc Church

Built 1879 on the Modoc Reservation

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places February 1980 — Map (db m80590) HM

Oklahoma (Ottawa County), Wyandotte — Modoc Church and Cemetery

The Modoc Church and Cemetery, the last remaining site commemorating the 153 Modoc prisoners of war exiled to the Quapaw Agency, Indian Territory in 1873. — Map (db m80586) HM


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