About ½ mile S-W is the site of Fort Spunky, a relay station on the Old Star Mail between St. Louis and California. After the War Between the States, Catoosa was founded as the post office with John Gunter Schrimsher (1835-1905) an uncle of . . . — — Map (db m52004) HM
The historical Pryor Creek Bridge was built in 1926 and carried U.S. Highway 66 traffic from 1926 to 1932, when a new alignment of Route 66 bypassed the bridge.
The bridge is 123 feet in length with a total width of 19 feet. The design is . . . — — Map (db m171051) HM
Site of battle in "Strawberry Moon" 1817, when Chief Clermont's Osage village was wiped out by Cherokees. This Osage band from Missouri had settled near the mound at insistence of fur traders of St. Louis. Osages became the wealthiest Indians in . . . — — Map (db m40995) HM
"...knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness, in one in which the measures of government receive their impression so immediately from the sense of the community as is ours it is proportionably essential..."
First . . . — — Map (db m59936) HM
Well, here goes some scribblin' that's a little past due,
But I reckon I'm always a-thinkin' 'bout you.
I've been readin' the papers in my own little way,
And I see where you messed up my last birthday.
Through divine television I . . . — — Map (db m41985) HM
Will Rogers launched a journey into international fame, historic greatness and galloping humor along this frontier cattle trail that grew into Route 66 of motorized America.
Born on a ranch in 1879 twelve miles NW of here, Will Rogers finished . . . — — Map (db m67810) HM
In lasting memory of all OMA cadets who gave their lives while serving with distinction and honor in the Armed Forces of the United States, as well as the Allied Forces of Canada and the United Kingdom. Their lives exemplify, to the fullest . . . — — Map (db m59934) HM
In memory and honor of those members of the Oklahoma Military Academy Corp[s] of Cadets who gave their lives and those missing in action that our nation might be free.
May this monument forever remind us that these men gave their all during . . . — — Map (db m59932) HM
Entered service in 1953.
76mm main gun. Weight 23.5 tons.
Max speed 45mph. Crew of four.
Named for General Walton Walker,
who was killed in Korea in 1950.
Loaned to Davis Museum by US Army in 1988. — — Map (db m67840) HM
"Live your life, so that whenever you lose you are ahead."
We honor the memory of Oklahoma's beloved native son. A modest, unspoiled child of the Plains, cowboy, actor, humorist and world traveler whose homely philosophy and . . . — — Map (db m41986) HM
Built by the People of
the State of Oklahoma
in Tribute to Will Rogers
Native Son and World Citizen
Dedicated on November 4, 1938
the anniversary of his birth
[Other markers that . . . — — Map (db m41987) HM
Andrew Hartley Payne, a 1927 graduate of Foyil, won the 1928 transcontinental footrace, LA-NYC, a 3423.5 mi. world record in 573 hr 4 min & 34 sec. Andy "Greatest Long Distance Runner in History of Competitive Running" won in the 880 & mile . . . — — Map (db m67809) HM
Andrew Hartley Payne (1907 - 1977) won the 1928 Great Transcontinental Footrace, began in Los Angeles 3/4/28, ended 3,422.3 miles later in NYC 5/26/28.
Andy, of Cherokee ancestry, graduated from Foyil High School, served 36 years as Clerk of . . . — — Map (db m52005) HM
Born in the Going Snake District, Cherokee Nation, Clem was the only son of Sallie Vann and Robert Rogers, Jr. He was educated in the Cherokee Nation.
He married Mary America Schrimsher, also part Cherokee, in 1858. He later served in the . . . — — Map (db m111454) HM
Will Rogers inspired brothers Philip E. & Fred A. Daugherty who paved bold pathways for Oklahoma progress.
Fred won distinction as a leading federal judge and a general, Philip was a principled and renowned Oklahoma City attorney.
Daugherty . . . — — Map (db m111455) HM
The centennial bench is made of steel, like the people who have made Oklahoma what it is today. The bench is 100 inches long and there will b[e] 100 of them produced. Each bench will come with a certificate of origin and number of each bench. The . . . — — Map (db m111465) HM
The original model of the miniature house was built in 1928 by Zennie Taylor (1890-1969) as a school project for the Tulsa State Fair. By 1930 he had constructed a permanent replica which was dedicated at a special "WILL ROGERS DAY" . . . — — Map (db m111435) HM
William Penn Adair Rogers was born Nov. 4, 1879
at the family ranch northeast of Oologah.
He died on Aug. 15, 1935 near Point Barrow, Alaska
Sandra Van Zandt
Commissioned by the
Oolagah [sic] Historical Society
Unveiled . . . — — Map (db m111461) HM
This airport dedicated July 14th, 1931, by Will Rogers, Wiley Post and Harold Gatty following the famous Around the World flight. Is under the supervision and maintenance of the United States Department of Commerce and is on the Amarillo-St. Louis . . . — — Map (db m111445) HM
Two miles east is the birthplace of Will Rogers, the Oklahoma cowboy, who by the way of Broadway, Hollywood and the public press won his way to the hearts of the American people. He used the land, water and air as highways for spreading, "peace on . . . — — Map (db m111411) HM
Injection of water into an oil reservoir to increase recovery was first attempted in Oklahoma on an oil lease 5.8 miles east of this location.
From that effort, a recovery method previously used in eastern fields was adapted to conditions found in . . . — — Map (db m43783) HM