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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rogers County, Oklahoma

 
Clickable Map of Rogers 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 Rogers County, OK (26) Craig County, OK (6) Mayes County, OK (14) Nowata County, OK (1) Tulsa County, OK (113) Wagoner County, OK (15) Washington County, OK (2)  RogersCounty(26) Rogers County (26)  CraigCounty(6) Craig County (6)  MayesCounty(14) Mayes County (14)  NowataCounty(1) Nowata County (1)  TulsaCounty(113) Tulsa County (113)  WagonerCounty(15) Wagoner County (15)  WashingtonCounty(2) Washington County (2)
Claremore is the county seat for Rogers County
Adjacent to Rogers County, Oklahoma
      Craig County (6)  
      Mayes County (14)  
      Nowata County (1)  
      Tulsa County (113)  
      Wagoner County (15)  
      Washington County (2)  
 
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1Oklahoma (Rogers County), Catoosa — Blue Whale, Catoosa, Oklahoma — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Built in the early 1970's as an anniversary gift, the Blue Whale turned into a swimming park and closed in 1988.Map (db m119931) HM
2Oklahoma (Rogers County), Catoosa — Mojo's Famous BBQ, Catoosa, Oklahoma — Route 66 Roadside Attraction
Original location of the Catoosa D-X filling station, Mojo's Famous BBQ opened in 1997. Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-a-Landmark program as a site worth seeingMap (db m189190) HM
3Oklahoma (Rogers County), Catoosa — A-21 — Old Mail Route — Will Rogers Memorial Highway
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
4Oklahoma (Rogers County), Chelsea — Pryor Creek Bridge
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
5Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — 169 — Claremore Mound
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
6Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — George Washington
"...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
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7Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — Howdy Folks — The Official Will Rogers Poem — by David Randolph Milsten —
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
8Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — Main Street of America — U.S. 66 - Will Rogers Highway — Chicago to Los Angeles —
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
9Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — Oklahoma Military Academy Killed in Action Memorial — 1919 - 1971
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
10Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — Oklahoma Military Academy War Memorial
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
11Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — US Army M-41 "Walker Bulldog" Light Tank
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
12Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — Will Rogers — Quarter-Blood Cherokee — Roll Number 11384 —
"Live your life, so that whenever you lose you are ahead." Will Rogers 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
13Oklahoma (Rogers County), Claremore — Will Rogers Memorial
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
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14Oklahoma (Rogers County), Foyil — 1928 Route 66 Footrace
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
15Oklahoma (Rogers County), Foyil — Andrew Hartley Payne — (1907 - 1977)
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
16Oklahoma (Rogers County), Oologah — Clement Vann Rogers — 11 January 1839 - 28 October 1911 — An Oklahoma Centennial Project —
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
17Oklahoma (Rogers County), Oologah — Daugherty Pathway
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
18Oklahoma (Rogers County), Oologah — Mart Reed General Store Building — Historic Downtown Oologah Corner Lot
Believed to be the oldest commercial building in downtown Oologah circa 1890 Donated by Claude & Doris Worden Armbrister ———————————— Cooweescoowee Ave. & Maple . . . Map (db m111458) HM
19Oklahoma (Rogers County), Oologah — Oklahoma Centennial Bench
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
20Oklahoma (Rogers County), Oologah — Oolagah's First Public Tribute to Will Rogers — A Miniature Replica of his Birthplace
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
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21Oklahoma (Rogers County), Oologah — The Cherokee Kid — A Monument to Will Rogers
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 Sculpted by Sandra Van Zandt Commissioned by the Oolagah [sic] Historical Society Unveiled . . . Map (db m111461) HM
22Oklahoma (Rogers County), Oologah — Veterans Memorial
In remembrance of all who answered when their country called Dedicated 11-16-1991Map (db m111459) WM
23Oklahoma (Rogers County), Oologah — A12 — Will Rogers Airport
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
24Oklahoma (Rogers County), Oologah — K5 — Will Rogers Birthplace
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
25Oklahoma (Rogers County), Talala — Oklahoma's First Waterflood
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
26Oklahoma (Rogers County), Verdigris — The H. Tom Kight, Jr. Bridge — The Van Guard of Modern Highways
Dedicated as an honor to a faithful public servant for his many achievements ———————— Born at Claremore Okla, in the heart of the "Will Rogers" country . . . Map (db m67843) HM
 
 
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Dec. 6, 2022