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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

 
Clickable Map of Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma County, OK (215) Canadian County, OK (18) Cleveland County, OK (7) Kingfisher County, OK (8) Lincoln County, OK (21) Logan County, OK (29) Pottawatomie County, OK (3)  OklahomaCounty(215) Oklahoma County (215)  CanadianCounty(18) Canadian County (18)  ClevelandCounty(7) Cleveland County (7)  KingfisherCounty(8) Kingfisher County (8)  LincolnCounty(21) Lincoln County (21)  LoganCounty(29) Logan County (29)  PottawatomieCounty(3) Pottawatomie County (3)
Oklahoma City is the county seat for Oklahoma County
Adjacent to Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
      Canadian County (18)  
      Cleveland County (7)  
      Kingfisher County (8)  
      Lincoln County (21)  
      Logan County (29)  
      Pottawatomie County (3)  
 
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1Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Arcadia — Arcadia Round Barn, Arcadia, Oklahoma — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Built in April 1898 by William Odor on his farm. Restored in 1992 by Luke Robinson, community workers and local businesses.Map (db m119930) HM
2Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Arcadia — Beverly and Karl White
Beverly White First President Arcadia Historical & Preservation Society, Inc. In recognition and appreciation of their hard work and dedication in the acquisition, fundraising, and restoration of the historic "Round Barn", on this . . . Map (db m83048) HM
3Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Arcadia — Everybody Had One
This outdoor toilet, often referred to as outhouse or privy, was originally behind the Bright Day Lodge on Main Street. In earlier days this was an essential structure for every business and home. On Halloween night in Arcadia these buildings were . . . Map (db m83067) HM
4Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Arcadia — Frank and Katie Vrana — 1898 [Round Barn Centennial] 1998
It is with Love, Admiration, Affection, and in their Loving Memory We the Children of Frank and Katie Vrana Give this Historic Round Barn to the Arcadia Historical and Preservation Society, Inc. April 26, 1998 Mary Francis . . . Map (db m83047) HM
5Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Arcadia — Luke and Anna Robison
It is with Love and Appreciation we the Society Dedicate this Historical Round Barn to Luke and Anna Robison For without Their Tireless Efforts and Complete Devotion, this Historical Landmark could not have been saved Thank You . . . Map (db m83046) HM
6Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Arcadia — Paul McCartney — Stopped Here On August 5th 2008
One of the Beatles was here What's a fun way to celebrate your 66th birthday? If you're Sir Paul McCartney, born June 18, 1942, you take your girlfriend Nancy Shevell, 47, on a Route 66 road trip in a green 1989 Ford Bronco. Their . . . Map (db m170499) HM
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7Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Arcadia — Rock of Ages — Historic Route 66 Site
This is one of the last old gasoline filling stations still standing in this part of the country. No one knows, for sure but was thought to have been built in the late teens, or early twenties. It had two pumps, one for regular gas and one for . . . Map (db m176319) HM
8Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Arcadia — 215 — Route 66
Whether motorists called Route 66 the Ozark Trail, the Will Rogers Highway, Main Street America or the Mother Road, all remember Arcadia's Round Barn. The well-known landmark was built in 1898 by W.H. Odor. After the route was designated a . . . Map (db m52003) HM
9Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Arcadia — Tuton's Drugstore — Arcadia, Oklahoma
Officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places March 3, 1980 Built - 1916-1917 Druggist - Thomas H. Tuton Registered Pharmacist - Ethel Rogers TutonMap (db m83070) HM
10Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Arcadia — Washington Irving's Camp
The Washington Irving party and a troop of U.S. Rangers encamped on this spot, Oct. 24, 1832Map (db m83091) HM
11Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Arcadia — Washington Irving's Camp
Near here, 1832, Washington Irving hunted wild horses, an exciting event described in his book on his Oklahoma tour as "Ringing the Wild Horse." In party were H. L. Ellsworth, U.S. Comm., Chas. J. Latrobe, English writer, and Swiss Count, Albert . . . Map (db m83097) HM
12Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Edmond — Central State College
Two blocks N.E. Established by First Legislative Assembly on Dec. 24, 1890, as first Normal School in Oklahoma Ter. Opened Nov. 9, 1891. Richard Thatcher, 1st President, "The Edmond Sun" 1st issue July 18, 1889, leading paper for Territory, town and . . . Map (db m171165) HM
13Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Edmond — Central State Normal
Here in the M.E. Church Central State Normal began Nov. 9, 1891 with one teacher and 23 students 1915 annual enrollment 2985Map (db m171178) HM
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14Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Edmond — Classen's Grove
This park was once a part of an area known as "Classen's Grove" — a fruit orchard and social gathering place for Edmond's first citizens. Benefactor, economic developer, newspaper publisher, city attorney and beautification patron Anton H. . . . Map (db m171172) HM
15Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Edmond — Edmond Public School 1889 — First Public Schoolhouse In Oklahoma Territory
One of the first Oklahoma Official Centennial Projects was the preservation of Oklahoma Territory's first public schoolhouse, located in Edmond. It was originally built with funds raised by the Ladies School Aid Society under the leadership of Mrs. . . . Map (db m171168) HM
16Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Edmond — Edmond Station, Indian Territory
The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad gave birth to Edmond, Oklahoma in terms of location and name on April 22, 1889. During road construction it was known as Mile 103 or "Summit," a side track stop on a high point (elev 1198 feet) of the . . . Map (db m171180) HM
17Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Edmond — Farmers Grain Company
This was the first elevator and mill erected in Oklahoma. It was built by J.H. Snyder in 1891. Capacity was 30,000 bushels Mr. Snyder continued the business until his death in 1895. In 1921 the firm went broke. A group of farmers formed a . . . Map (db m171177) HM
18Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Edmond — Kunc 1889er Homestead
James and Kathrine Kunc and son, William, made the run and homesteaded this quarter section April 22, 1889. That pioneer family continuously occupied the farm until William's son, Stanley Kunc, sold the land in 1982 for commercial development. . . . Map (db m170505) HM
19Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Edmond — Leaping Into History
Nannita R.H. "Kentucky" Daisey gained fame during the Oklahoma Land Rush on April 22, 1889 when she literally leapt into history by jumping from the cowcatcher of a Boomer Train and marking her claim just North of Edmond with stakes and her . . . Map (db m171182) HM
20Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Edmond — National Guard Armory
Built for military purposes as project of the Works Project Administration (W.P.A.) at a cost of $39,501.00. Regimental Headquarters Company 179th Infantry, 45th Division mobilized here for World War II on Sept. 16, 1940 and the Korean War on . . . Map (db m171173) HM
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21Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Edmond — Shannon Miller Park — Edmond - A Great Place to Grow
On March 9, 1998, the Edmond City Council renamed Liberty Park to Shannon Miller Park in recognition of Shannon Miller (1977- ) and her outstanding achievements and goodwill she has brought to Edmond as America's most decorated female gymnast. She . . . Map (db m170503) HM
22Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Edmond — Statue of Liberty Replica
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this copy of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . Map (db m170517) HM
23Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Edmond — Stephenson Park
This park was originally known as "South Park" when Colonel E.B. Townsend, Edmond's first legal 1889 settler, gave it to the City of Edmond in 1892. In March, 1934, the Edmond Kiwanis Club petitioned the City Council to name the park in honor of . . . Map (db m171176) HM
24Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Luther — 56 — Run of '89 East Boundary — -----000-----
At the opening of "Old Oklahoma" April 22, 1889, this was the East Line for the Run starting at 12 o'clock noon. Prairies and hills in the 2,000,000 acre tract, west, were peopled by tens of thousands, homes were planted and tent cities sprang up . . . Map (db m83092) HM
25Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Luther — Veterans Memorial
To Honor All Veterans who have or are now serving our country for the preservation of peace In God We TrustMap (db m83095) WM
26Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — "Alfalfa Bill" Murray's Red River Bridge War — The Red River Journey
To accommodate increasing traffic, Texas and Oklahoma officials cooperated to build free bridges spanning the Red River replacing private toll bridges, including the Colbert Bridge. When the free bridge was set to open in 1931, the Colbert Bridge . . . Map (db m172955) HM
27Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — "Any Army aviator or crew member..."
(full title: "Any Army aviator or crew member who knows this machine, loves it; it never let us down.") A black cat with red eyes in front of a yellow full moon was the combat insignia for the 282nd Helicopter Assault Company . . . Map (db m172723) HM
28Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Corn and Pumpkin — The Red River Journey
Some resident Oklahoma tribes, such as the Wichita and Caddo people, have been living in Oklahoma for thousands of years. As farmers they cultivated corn, pumpkin, and other crops. Their gardens looked different from ours today. How do you think . . . Map (db m173144) HM
29Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Saurophaganax Maximus — The Red River Journey
Did you know that dinosaurs once lived in Oklahoma? A long time ago there were different plants and animals all over the state. One of the animals was the Saurophaganax Maximus, which roughly means "ruler of the lizard eaters." It is now the . . . Map (db m174619) HM
30Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Unconquered — Allan Houser, 1994 — Bronze —
"Two men, fast men, quick men, rather fight and not be afraid at all." -Sam Haozous, Fort Sill Apache Oral Interview, 1956 Allan Houser's father, Sam Haozous, was the grandson of renowned chief Mangas Coloradas, was among those who . . . Map (db m174931) HM
31Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — 179th Infantry Regiment
World War II Sept 1940 - May 1945 Eight campaigns 511 combat days 1,268 KIA Korean War Sept 1950 - April 1954 Four campaigns 429 combat days 299 KIA (at base of memorial:) 179th Infantry Regiment Memorial . . . Map (db m189288) WM
32Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — 1834 Dragoon Expedition — The Red River Journey
To make Indian Territory safe for resettlement of Indians from the east, a diplomatic expedition accompanied by 500 mounted infantrymen (dragoons) traveled from Fort Gibson to Devil's Canyon hoping to meet with Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita leaders. . . . Map (db m174850) HM
33Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — A Past to Remember, A Future to Mold — Motto of the Bicentennial — Given to the citizens of Oklahoma living in the year 2075 A.D. —
Below this bench lies a time capsule presented to the State of Oklahoma by the Reynolds Metals Company containing historic records and memorabilia of the bicentennial era of the United States of America to be opened July 4, 2075 so its contents may . . . Map (db m165713) HM
34Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — 8 — A Summer of Political Unrest — The ‘89er Trail —
Soon after the election on May 1, the city became ensnarled in political conflict. The rules for establishing lot ownership were unclear and the attempts of the city council to clarify matters with ordinances and lot certificates sold by . . . Map (db m141899) HM
35Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Air Force Monument — Dedicated October 19, 1964 — Restored July 1, 2003 —
Dedicated to the memory of those Oklahomans who have given their lives while serving their country as members of the United States Air Force and for the working men and women at Tinker Air Force Base, both military and civilian, who have and . . . Map (db m175360) WM
36Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Alikchi Court Grounds — The Red River Journey
Located in the southeastern corner of Oklahoma in McCurtain County, the Alikchi Court Grounds served as the site of the last execution carried out under Choctaw law in 1899. William Goings was convicted of murdering Indian Deputy Sampson Goings . . . Map (db m172742) HM
37Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Allie Pierce Reynolds — February 10, 1917 - December 27, 1994 — Oklahoma Centennial '07 —
"The Superchief" was one of the greatest New York Yankees pitchers of all time, a six-time All-Star with 182 wins and 49 saves in 12 major league seasons, including two no-hitters in 1951. At his best in World Series games, he was a key factor in . . . Map (db m175144) HM
38Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Altus Air Force Base — The Red River Journey
Altus Air Force Base became operational in January 1943 to train pilots to fly multiengine aircraft during World War II. The base was deactivated in 1945, but then reactivated in 1953 to train transport plane pilots. Pilots flying B-47 and B-52 . . . Map (db m174851) HM
39Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — American Elm — Ulmus americana — Height to 70' (21 m), Zone 2-10 —
Native to Eastern N. America. Planted widely for shade and shelterbelts as one of the most popular trees of the city streets, lawns, and parks. However, it is no longer the "famous shade tree" of the past, nor widely recommended. The Dutch elm . . . Map (db m59961) HM
40Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — And Jesus Wept — John 11
On April 19, 1995 at 9:02 a.m., a bomb exploded just a few hundred feet east of here. In that instant and the ensuing calamity, 168 people were known to be killed. Devastation covered this area. The parish house which stood on this corner was . . . Map (db m60345) HM
41Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — 28 — Angelo C. Scott — The ‘89er Trail —
Journalist, Lawyer, Educator, Orator, and Author of Oklahoma City History Arriving from Kansas on April 22, Angelo C. Scott, age 31 and his brother W.W. Scott started a newspaper, the Oklahoma Times, soon renamed the Journal, the first in . . . Map (db m142023) HM
42Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Ann's Chicken Fry House, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — Route 66 Roadside Attraction — Reported permanently removed
Built in 1948 as a gas station, this site was converted into a restaurant in 1966 and became Ann's Chicken Fry House in 1971. It is famous for its chicken-fried steak. Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-a-Landmark program as a site worth . . . Map (db m189195) HM
43Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — As Long As The Waters Flow — Dedication Ceremonies
Honoring the centuries-old presence and contribution of Native Americans to Oklahoma State Capitol Rotunda Sunday, June 4, 1989 Master of Ceremonies State Senator Enoch Kelly Haney, Seminole Creek Program Participants Allan Houser . . . Map (db m60269) HM
44Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Automobile Alley — 2002
By 1920 the number of automobile dealers in Oklahoma City had grown to 76; 52 of those were located on Broadway between North 4th Street and 10th Street, a section became known as Automobile Alley.Map (db m175236) HM
45Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Automobile Alley — 2002
The V-8 engine was first used in an American production car in 1915. Thirteen years later, the same company was the first to employ safety glass and a synchromesh transmission. The company was called Cadillac.Map (db m175350) HM
46Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Automobile Alley — 2002
In 1907, when Oklahoma became a state, 253 American companies produced 44,000 automobiles and trucks. In Oklahoma City, there were five companies that sold cars in 1906; five years later there were 34 dealers mostly located on Broadway.Map (db m175352) HM
47Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Automobile Alley — 2002
Charles and Frank Duryea, bicycle mechanics, built the first successful American gasoline powered car in 1893, the same year 100,000 pioneers made the land run into Oklahoma's Cherokee Strip.Map (db m175354) HM
48Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Babbs Switch School Fire — The Red River Journey
On December 24, 1924, approximately 200 adults and children crowded into Babbs Switch school, seven miles south of Hobart. The Christmas tree was lit with candles, so when a child brushed a branch the tree ignited. Quickly engulfed in flames, the . . . Map (db m174629) HM
49Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — 16 — Beale Defeats Overholser For Mayor — Oklahoma City November 27, 1889 — The ‘89er Trail —
With a margin of only 14 votes, Beale claimed a mandate to overturn seven months of Seminole-dominated city rule. Within a month the city was in chaos and city governance was shut down by federal authorities. Dr. A. J. Beale, the leader . . . Map (db m142036) HM
50Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Big Pasture — The Red River Journey
When the Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache Reservation opened to non-Indian settlement in 1901, approximately 408,000 acres of land were held in reserve as grazing lands for the Comanche, Kiowa, and Wichita tribes. The tribes leased most of the Big . . . Map (db m174622) HM
51Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Bison Tracks — The Red River Journey
In Pawnee, Oklahoma, one of the largest captive herds of American Bison once roamed at Pawnee Bill's ranch. He used them to help promote conservation of bison in America. Look at the tracks. After you make your rubbing, what kind of animal has . . . Map (db m173136) HM
52Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Bloomfield Academy — The Red River Journey
Located near Achille, south of Durant, in the Choctaw Nation, Bloomfield Academy was established in 1852 as the first missionary boarding school for Chickasaw girls. The school's first superintendent was John Harpole Carr who settled in Oklahoma in . . . Map (db m172959) HM
53Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Blue River — The Red River Journey
Rising in southwest Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, the Blue River flows southeast to the Red River west of Hugo. The Arbuckle-Simpson aquifer is the river's source, and it features a series of granite ledges that create waterfalls, riffles, and pools. . . . Map (db m172951) HM
54Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Bobby Murcer — May 20, 1946 - July 12, 2008 — Oklahoma Centennial '07 —
Born in Oklahoma City, May 20, 1946. Bobby graduated from Southeast High School and is considered one of Oklahoma's greatest multi-sport athletes. He continued the New York Yankees tradition of great center fielders by joining his hero Mickey Mantle . . . Map (db m175145) HM
55Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Building Occupants
Engraved in the paving behind you are the emblems of the seventeen federal agencies and the three non-federal tenants that occupied the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. For their contributions and losses they are . . . Map (db m60294) HM
56Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Butterfield Overland Stage — The Red River Journey
Beginning in 1858, the Butterfield Overland Stage connected St. Louis, Missouri to Los Angeles, California. The route entered Indian Territory at Fort Smith, and coaches carried passengers and mail across 192 miles following the Texas Road and . . . Map (db m172956) HM
57Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Cannon — The Red River Journey
In 1861 the Civil War began between the North (Union) and the South (Confederacy). The South was determined to create a new country called the Confederate States of America. One of the generals in their army was Brigadier General Stand Watie, from . . . Map (db m172611) HM
58Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Carl Owen Hubbell — June 22, 1903 - November 21, 1988 — Oklahoma Centennial '07 —
Known to his fans as "King Carl" and to his teammates as "The Meal Ticket," the screwball throwing Hubbell from Meeker, Oklahoma, was one of the dominant pitchers of the 1930s. The New York Giants hurler is best remembered for setting a record in . . . Map (db m175014) HM
59Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Centennial Fountain at United Way Plaza
The Oklahoma Centennial Fountain at United Way Plaza was dedicated September 17, 2004, as a lasting tribute to the revitalization of Oklahoma City's lower Bricktown area and the state's first 100 years. After the hourly warning bells sound to signal . . . Map (db m174972) HM
60Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Centennial Land Run Monument Project
(tablet 1) This monument commemorating the Oklahoma Land Run of 1889 was almost 25 years in the making. The tireless efforts of several visionary Oklahomans, generous contributions from a trio of initial donors, and extensive funding support . . . Map (db m157302) HM
61Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Central High School
Erected in 1910 as Oklahoma High School, at that time the city's only high school, this Gothic style building was a source of great civic pride. Many future leaders were educated here.Map (db m60387) HM
62Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Chahte Tamaha — The Red River Journey
Fifty miles west of Fort Towson in present-day Bryan County was the site of Chahte Tamaha, or "Choctaw Town." In 1844 the Armstrong Academy was founded there as a school for boys. The academy played an important role in the community, and by 1863 . . . Map (db m172949) HM
63Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — 25 — Charles Colcord — The ‘89er Trail —
Cowboy, police chief, legislator, wildcatter, entrepreneur, and developer Charles Colcord, a native of Kentucky, spent his formative years as a cowboy in western Oklahoma, Texas, and Arizona. In 1889, at age 29, he came to Oklahoma City . . . Map (db m141878) HM
64Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Chickasaw Nation — The Red River Journey
The 1837 Treaty of Doaksville resulted in the Chickasaws agreeing to removal from their homeland in northeastern Mississippi and northwestern Alabama to the Chickasaw District of the Choctaw Nation. In 1855, the US government acknowledged the . . . Map (db m173142) HM
65Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Children's Area
Children were a significant part of the worldwide response in April 1995, responding with words of encouragement and messages of hope - for Rescue Workers specifically - and Oklahomans in general. Thousands of ceramic tiles were sent to Oklahoma . . . Map (db m60361) HM
66Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Choctaw Nation — The Red River Journey
In treaties with the United States in 1820 and 1825, the Choctaws agreed to move from Mississippi and Alabama to a new domain in Indian Territory. After a series of treaties and agreements between the Choctaws, the United States, and the Chickasaw . . . Map (db m172948) HM
67Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Choctaw Nation Flag — Eleventh flag to fly over Oklahoma
The Choctaw Nation flag was carried by the Choctaw troops of the second Indian Cavalry Brigade who fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War. They were the first US tribe to adopt a flag, and this particular style of flag was only flown during . . . Map (db m172577) HM
68Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — 10 — City Hall by Forfeiture — The ‘89er Trail —
Always short on revenue, the City eventually acquired its own building by evicting a saloon. The Mayor and City Council of Oklahoma City first met on May 3, 1889 in the law office of councilman Ledru Guthrie on the south side of Main . . . Map (db m141902) HM
69Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Civilian Conservation Corps — The Red River Journey
Franklin D. Roosevelt pledged that he would do everything in his power to ease the impact of the Depression. One of the most successful programs was the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). From 1933-1942, the CCC enrolled young men and assigned them . . . Map (db m172582) HM
70Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Colbert's Ferry and Denison Dam — The Red River Journey
The site of Colbert's Ferry on the Red River has been important since the early 1820s. The Texas Road, which carried traffic from Kansas and Missouri to Texas, crossed the Red River at this point. Benjamin Colbert, a Chickasaw, established his first . . . Map (db m173137) HM
71Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Combat Wounded Veterans
Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars Combat Wounded Veterans Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932 My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country's way to . . . Map (db m189287) WM
72Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Cross Timbers — The Red River Journey
The Cross Timbers is an ecoregion composed of a thick growth mixture of post oak, blackjack oak, cedar, hickory, elm, and prairies of tall grass. Oklahoma's largest natural vegetation area, the Cross Timbers traverse the state from the Red River to . . . Map (db m173141) HM
73Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Current Oklahoma State Flag — Fourteenth flag to fly over Oklahoma
Our current Oklahoma Flag was adopted in 1925. It was designed by Louise Fluke from Shawnee, Oklahoma, with assistance from Joseph Thoburn, secretary of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The field is sky blue with a tan Osage shield in the middle. . . . Map (db m172580) HM
74Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — David L. Boren Student Union
Before assuming the presidency of the University of Oklahoma in November of 1994, U.S. Senator David L. Boren met with OU Health Sciences Center students and faculty members. He determined that one of the top priorities for the first year of his . . . Map (db m172258) HM
75Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Devil's Canyon — The Red River Journey
Located in Kiowa County, Oklahoma, Devil's Canyon cuts a 1.5-mile gap in the rugged Wichita Mountains between Flat Top Mountain and Soldier's Spring Mountain before opening into the North Folk of the Red River. Spanish miners established a village . . . Map (db m174854) HM
76Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Devon Oil and Gas Exploration Park
The story of oil and gas discovery is a tale of risk, innovation, fortunes won and lost, spectacular successes, and dramatic changes. The Devon Oil and Gas Exploration park at the Oklahoma History Center interprets some of the technology that is . . . Map (db m172584) HM
77Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — East and West Shawnee Trails — The Red River Journey
By the 1850s, the Shawnee Trail had become the nation's first major route for driving longhorn cattle from Texas to market. The East Shawnee Trail followed the Texas Road to Fort Gibson and up either side of the Grand River into southeastern Kansas. . . . Map (db m172954) HM
78Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Expedition of Bernard de la Harpe — The Red River Journey
Authorized by French authorities to explore, trade with the Indians, and establish trade relations with Spanish settlements in New Mexico, Jean-Baptiste Benard de la Harpe made an extensive tour of eastern Oklahoma in 1718-1719. The Caddo guided the . . . Map (db m172793) HM
79Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — F-80C — Jet Fighter Aircraft
(top plaque:) F-80C Jet Fighter Aircraft Made by Lockheed Aircraft Co. In Service 1952-1958 This artifact is on loan from the U.S. Air Force Museum program (bottom plaque:) The F-80 was the first . . . Map (db m189290) HM
80Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — First Flag of the Republic of Texas — Ninth flag to fly over Oklahoma
After winning independence from Mexico in 1836 Texas claimed the Oklahoma Panhandle and flew the newly designed Texas flag. The first flag of the Republic of Texas featured a gold five-point star, or lone star, in the middle. During the struggle for . . . Map (db m172519) HM
81Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — First Methodist Church — Oklahoma City Historical Preservation Commission
Although this edifice was dedicated in 1904, Methodists have met here since 1889, making this the oldest congregation in Oklahoma City still worshipping at the original location. The present structure was the first of the many large churches built . . . Map (db m175305) HM
82Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — First Methodist Episcopal Church
The First Methodist Episcopal Church was organized June 23, 1889, with seventeen members. The Sunday school was organized June 9, 1889 by Dr. D.W. Scott.Map (db m175308) HM
83Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — First National Flag of the Confederacy — Twelfth flag to fly over Oklahoma
The first national flag of the Confederacy, also known as the Stars and Bars, flew over the forts of Oklahoma when Confederate Indian Forces and Texas troops occupied the forts at the beginning of the Civil War. Indian Territory was seen as a . . . Map (db m172578) HM
84Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — First Oklahoma State Flag — Thirteenth flag to fly over Oklahoma
The first Oklahoma state flag was adopted in 1911. The flag featured a five-point white star outlined in blue against a red field. The number 46 was written in blue in the middle of the white star, indicating that Oklahoma was the 46th state in the . . . Map (db m172579) HM
85Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — First Shelterbelt — The Red River Journey
To combat dust storms during the 1930s, the federal Prairie States Forestry Project planned the planting of wide belts of trees from North Dakota to Texas. The first of these shelterbelts was planted on the H.E. Curtis farm near Mangum in Greer . . . Map (db m174852) HM
86Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Flag of the Republic of Mexico — Eighth flag to fly over Oklahoma
From 1821 until 1836 Mexico claimed the Oklahoma Panhandle. During this time American traders carried manufactured goods to trade for furs and handmade Indian items across the Santa Fe Trail from St. Louis, Missouri, to Santa Fe, New Mexico. On the . . . Map (db m172518) HM
87Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Flags Flown Over Oklahoma
First Flag Royal Standard of Spain Coronado's Expedition 1541 Second Flag Great Union of Great Britain Carolina Land Grant Included Oklahoma 1663 Third Flag Royal Standard of France LaSalle Claimed the . . . Map (db m60393) HM
88Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Fort Sill — The Red River Journey
Located near Lawton, Oklahoma, Fort Sill was established in 1869 by General Philip H. Sheridan and constructed by African American soldiers of the 10th US Calvary to control raiding by Kiowa and Comanche tribes. By 1874 the Kiowa and Comanche people . . . Map (db m174623) HM
89Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Fort Towson — The Red River Journey
Historic Fort Towson is located in Choctaw County, and is an important archaeological site. In 1824 the US Army built Fort Towson to help guard the border with Mexico and to watch over the settlements of the Choctaw people. It was closed in 1854 and . . . Map (db m172738) HM
90Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Fort Towson — The Red River Journey
Established in 1824, Fort Towson is Oklahoma's second oldest fort. The original installation, located on the Red River near the mouth of the Kiamanchi River, was abandoned in 1829 and reactivated in 1830 on Gates Creek, just northeast of the . . . Map (db m172801) HM
91Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — George Washington Elm Tree
Washington first took command of the American Army under the Grandparent of this Elm at Cambridge, Mass. July 3, 1775. Raised and presented by Maryland D.A.R., marked by Oklahoma D.A.R., this tree is planted as part of the 200th Anniversary . . . Map (db m155636) HM
92Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Hackberry Flat — The Red River Journey
Located southeast of Frederick in Tillman County, Oklahoma, Hackberry Flat was named for the hackberry trees that once grew in that area. This ancient wetland is a large natural basin that collected runoff water, creating an important wetlands area . . . Map (db m174625) HM
93Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — 14 — Hell's Half Acre — The ‘89er Trail —
Big Anne Wynn, the town's most prominent madam, pitched a tent on Front Street on the day of the Run to provide female companionship for the overwhelmingly male population. Disembarking at Santa Fe Station new arrivals encountered a district . . . Map (db m141984) HM
94Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — 26 — Henry Overholser — The ‘89er Trail —
An ardent promoter and businessman: perhaps the greatest of the founding fathers Prior to the Run of 1889, Ohio native Henry Overholser arranged for 10 railroad cars of prefabricated wood-frame buildings and lumber to be waiting for him at . . . Map (db m141880) HM
95Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Historic Hadden Hall — circa 1910
is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior as a contributing resource to the Automobile Alley Historic District Certified Rehabilitation: 2011 Midtown Renaissance, Owner . . . Map (db m130600) HM
96Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Historic Markham Building
Constructed in 1914 by the Markham Motor Company selling Cleveland & Chandler automobiles. (2017 renovation credits not transcribed)Map (db m175349) HM
97Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Hochatown — The Red River Journey
Named for a Choctaw Indian, Hocha, the original town now lies under Broken Bow Lake. It was a community of Choctaw Indians from 1833 until 1900. White settlers moved into the area in the 1920s. During prohibition, the town became the "Moonshine . . . Map (db m172792) HM
98Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Huey Helicopter
The helicopter quickly developed a nickname derived from its designation of Bell UH-1 series Iroquois, which came to be pronounced as "Huey." Typically, Hueys had crews of two officer pilots and two enlisted crew members acting as crew chief and . . . Map (db m172610) HM
99Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — Huey Helicopters: Workhorses of the War in Vietnam
The helicopter you see here is pitched slightly forward with the nose down and the rotors angled. This configuration was the most efficient for straight and level flight at 70 knots, or roughly 77 miles per hour. The sight and sounds of Huey . . . Map (db m172724) HM
100Oklahoma, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma City — In Memory of Robert Samuel Kerr — September 11, 1896 January 1, 1963
Lawyer, oilman, philanthropist, church layman Governor of Oklahoma, 1943-1947 United States Senator, 1949-1963 Founder of Kerr-McGee Corporation What so sets a life apart that a nation mourns when it ends? As Oklahoma's first . . . Map (db m175356) HM

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