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Historical Markers in Custer County, Oklahoma

 
Clickable Map of Custer County, Oklahoma and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Custer County, OK (21) Beckham County, OK (19) Blaine County, OK (5) Caddo County, OK (53) Dewey County, OK (2) Roger Mills County, OK (5) Washita County, OK (13)  CusterCounty(21) Custer County (21)  BeckhamCounty(19) Beckham County (19)  BlaineCounty(5) Blaine County (5)  CaddoCounty(53) Caddo County (53)  DeweyCounty(2) Dewey County (2)  RogerMillsCounty(5) Roger Mills County (5)  WashitaCounty(13) Washita County (13)
Arapaho is the county seat for Custer County
Adjacent to Custer County, Oklahoma
      Beckham County (19)  
      Blaine County (5)  
      Caddo County (53)  
      Dewey County (2)  
      Roger Mills County (5)  
      Washita County (13)  
 
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1Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — 1948 Dodge Fuel Truck
This 1948 Dodge B1-C 3/4 ton fuel truck featured a standard 108 horsepower flathead - straight 6 engine - with cylinders mounted in a straight line along the crankcase with all the pistons driving a common crankshaft. This series was manufactured . . . Map (db m171154) HM
2Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — Calmez Hotel
The Calmez Hotel opened on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1929, in Clinton, Oklahoma. Featuring 130 rooms equipped with private power line, the Calmez was western Oklahoma's finest hotel. The large, bright sign on top of the building that read . . . Map (db m188055) HM
3Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — Clinton Drive-In
The Clinton Drive-In opened on August 17, 1949. The drive-in was located three miles south on Route 66 next to Neptune Park. Featuring two shows nightly and individual speakers for the 300 spaces, admission was forty cents for adults and ten cents . . . Map (db m188059) HM
4Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — Glancy Motor Hotel
The Glancy Motor Hotel was built in 1939 by Chester and Gladys Glancy. Located next door to Pop Hicks' Restaurant, the hotel quickly became an icon of Route 66. Best known for its iconic neon sign, the motel is still in operation today.Map (db m188053) HM
5Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — Marshall Cafe
The Marshall Café opened its doors in 1953. Owned by George Marshall, the café was best known for steak and chicken dinners. The restaurant was located on the 10th street alignment of Route 66 (Route 66 followed 10th street from 1926 to 1958) and . . . Map (db m188052) HM
6Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — McLain Rogers Park
Built between 1934 and 1937 as a Federal Works Administration project, and named for the city's mayor, McLain Rogers park was Clinton's city park. The park features twelve acres, tennis courts, a baseball field and picnic facilities. Visitors can . . . Map (db m188050) HM
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7Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — Mohawk Lodge Indian Store
The Mohawk Lodge Indian Store first opened in 1892 in Colony, Oklahoma Territory. Intended to provide local Native Americans an outlet for handmade items, the store was sponsored by the Dutch Reform Church of New York. The store moved to . . . Map (db m188056) HM
8Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — Oklahoma Route 66 Museum, Clinton, OklahomaRoute 66 Roadside Attraction
The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum opened in 1995 offering visitors a look at the epic history of the Mother Road.Map (db m170624) HM
9Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — Pop Hicks' Restaurant
Ethan Edwin "Pop" Hicks opened his restaurant on New Year's Day in 1936. The original café had three small booths and four barstools. Over the years, Hicks made many additions to the café, including a banquet room - the first of its kind in the . . . Map (db m188051) HM
10Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — Redland Theater
The Rialto Theater opened in 1922. It hosted live theater, talent shows, cooking demonstrations and featured a large screen for panoramic movies. In 1950, the theater was remodeled and had its name changed to Redland Theater. Although no longer a . . . Map (db m188057) HM
11Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — Rio Siesta Motel
Originally known as the Rio Courts, the Rio Siesta Motel was expanded and the name changed in the early 1960's. The hotel was best known for its large neon sign. To attract customers from the busy road, the tall sign included a man in a sombrero . . . Map (db m188058) HM
12Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — Route 66 Diner
The Valentine Manufacturing Company in Wichita, Kansas built Valentine Diners between 1938 and 1974. They were the only significant diner manufacturer outside the Northeast. The Valentine Diner was a small, boxy diner, which was radically different . . . Map (db m171153) HM
13Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — Route 66 Museum
You have come to the right place! The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum opened in 1995. It is the largest history museum dedicated to the history and culture of Route 66. Travel through the decades and see the people involved with the creation of the Mother . . . Map (db m188060) HM
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14Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — U.S. 66Will Rogers Highway
The Oklahoma Route 66 Museum opened on September 23, 1995. The museum is operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society, and focuses on the history of Route 66. The redevelopment of the museum was funded with federal, state, and private funds, . . . Map (db m52019) HM
15Oklahoma (Custer County), Clinton — Y Service Station
Constructed in 1937, the Y Service Station was strategically located in the middle of the Route 66 and Route 183 intersection on the southern edge of Clinton, Oklahoma. The Y Service Station offered food, fuel, auto repair and lodging to travelers. . . . Map (db m188049) HM
16Oklahoma (Custer County), Weatherford — Apollo Command Module"Boilerplate" #1210
NASA often used "boilerplate" spacecraft as an economical way to evaluate designs when an actual spacecraft was not required. Originally named for the thick boilerplate steel used to construct early units, boilerplates were built to simulate . . . Map (db m175454) HM
17Oklahoma (Custer County), Weatherford — Fairchild-Republic A-10 "Thunderbolt II"
The Fairchild-Republic A-10 is the U.S. Air Force's primary low-altitude close air support aircraft. Gaining fame in all of the Gulf Wars, the Balkans, and Afghanistan, it is one of the most feared aircraft by enemy forces, and most loved by . . . Map (db m175473) HM
18Oklahoma (Custer County), Weatherford — Lockheed F-104C "Starfighter""The Missile With a Man In It"
The F-104 "Starfighter" was a revolutionary supersonic tactical strike fighter that would shatter all previous aviation altitude and speed records. First flown in 1956, the "Starfighter" would become the first production aircraft to exceed twice the . . . Map (db m175461) HM
19Oklahoma (Custer County), Weatherford — Lockheed T-33 "Shooting Star"
Nicknamed the "T-Bird," the Lockheed T-33 "Shooting Star" was the world's first operational jet fighter trainer its development was critical for the training of military pilots to the higher performance and unique handling characteristics of the . . . Map (db m175469) HM
20Oklahoma (Custer County), Weatherford — Lt. Gen. Thomas P. StaffordAstronaut-Author-Test Pilot-Fighter Pilot
(title and subtitle is text on the front base panel) (left base panel, left column:) Commander Gemini IX June 3-6, 1966 First space walk around the world different rendezvous Closest touchdown of Mercury . . . Map (db m175477) HM
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21Oklahoma (Custer County), Weatherford — McDonnell-Douglas F-4C Phantom II
The F-4 "Phantom II" was arguably one of the finest combat fighters of the 20th Century. It was produced in larger numbers than any other American fighter since World War II. Designed as an all-weather, long-range, supersonic jet interceptor, . . . Map (db m175452) HM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022