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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Caddo County, Oklahoma

Clickable Map of Caddo County, Oklahoma and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Caddo County, OK (53) Blaine County, OK (5) Canadian County, OK (18) Comanche County, OK (140) Custer County, OK (21) Grady County, OK (1) Kiowa County, OK (5) Washita County, OK (13)  CaddoCounty(53) Caddo County (53)  BlaineCounty(5) Blaine County (5)  CanadianCounty(18) Canadian County (18)  ComancheCounty(140) Comanche County (140)  CusterCounty(21) Custer County (21)  GradyCounty(1) Grady County (1)  KiowaCounty(5) Kiowa County (5)  WashitaCounty(13) Washita County (13)
Anadarko is the county seat for Caddo County
Adjacent to Caddo County, Oklahoma
      Blaine County (5)  
      Canadian County (18)  
      Comanche County (140)  
      Custer County (21)  
      Grady County (1)  
      Kiowa County (5)  
      Washita County (13)  
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1 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — 1st Lieut. Pascal C. Poolaw — January 21, 1921 - November 7, 1967 — Kiowa Warrior —
Most decorated Indian soldier in United States history who was honored by receiving forty-two awards and medals from the U.S. Armed Forces including five Bronze Stars, four Silver Stars, three Purple Hearts and one Air Medal. The brave combat . . . Map (db m182082) HM
2 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Alice Brown Davis — Seminole Chieftain
B. 1852 - D. 1935 Educator, Humanitarian, Interpreter Donors Mr. & Mrs. Tom Garrard & Mrs. William S. Key Willard Stone: SculptorMap (db m187719) HM
3 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Allen Wright (Kuliahote) — 1836 - 1883
Principal Chief of Choctaw Nation Gave Oklahoma Its NameMap (db m182071) HM
4 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Anadarko Community Library — "Ca. 1902" — Historic Anadarko —
The present location of the Anadarko Community Library was previously an auto garage then car dealership that was built in 1902 and remodeled in 1916. In 1925, it became an Auto Electric and Battery Shop. In the mid 1980's, the library board . . . Map (db m181825) HM
5 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Black Beaver (Se-Ket-Tu-Ma-Qua) — 1806-1880
Delaware Scout and Guide Charted the California Road Donors Mr. & Mrs Logan Billingsley Sculptors: Keating Donahoe Map (db m182587) HM
6 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Bryan Hotel — (1902) — Historic Anadarko —
The Windhollow at 132 East Broadway is a resale outlet, selling both used and new items. It is housed in one of the few stuccoed buildings in the historic district. The three story building was renovated in 1983-84. The Sanborn and APP map have its . . . Map (db m181834) HM
7 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Charles Curtis — 1860-1936
Native Kansa (Kaw) of Kansas who was elected Vice President of the United States, 1928.Map (db m182129) HM
8 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Chief Joseph — (Himnaton - Yalakit)
1838 (approx.) - 1904 Famous in Military and Tactical skill for his tribe, The Nez Perce. Map (db m11497) HM
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9 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Cochise — Chiricahua Apache Chief — 1800-1874 —
Chief Cochise was a great leader of his people. He was accused falsely of a kidnapping and members of his tribe were killed by soldiers. He became a bitter enemy of the White man. Sculptor: Betty ButtsMap (db m182527) HM
10 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Cpl. Mitchell Red Cloud, Jr. — Geeshayshag Maneega — 1925-1950 —
Brave Wiinnebago hero whose courage and self-sacrifice reflects the traditional spirit of bravery inherited from Great Indian Warriors. He gave his life for his country. Saved his comrades in battle and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. . . . Map (db m182108) HM
11 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — George's Department Store — Historic Anadarko —
S.M. Singer was the owner and manager of Singer's clothing store from 1913 to 1947. George's Department Store is Anadarko's oldest clothing and shoe store. It was opened in 1948 by George Salamy. For over 65 years, George made a tremendous . . . Map (db m181822) HM
12 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Geronimo — Early 1820's-1909
Vigilant, stubborn, fierce and relentless war leader who became a legendary fighting hero. He led his followers in revolt against cruelties and injustices that changed the brave Apache's way of life. Sculptor: Leonard McMurry Donor: Mrs. . . . Map (db m182545) HM
13 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Hiawatha
Mohawk Indian Chief who lived during the late 1500's. Social reformer, interested in ending war and promoting universal peace. Co-founder of the Iroquois Confederacy, an influence on the U.S. Constitution. Sculptor: Kenneth F. Campbell Donor: . . . Map (db m182558) HM
14 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Historic Anadarko
U.S. Post Office (1947). The historic Anadarko post office building was previously the site of the Kiowa Indian Agency until 1947. The former name is still on the east side of the building. The post office is listed on the National Historic . . . Map (db m166736) HM
15 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Hosteen Klah — Navajo — 1867-1937 —
Hosteen Klah was a noted medicine man and an unsurpassed weaver. His sand paintings were seen by President F.D. Roosevelt in 1934. He was a singer and a chanter of the many Navajo ceremonial chants. Sculptor: Allan HouserMap (db m182529) HM
16 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Ideal Decorating Center — (1902) — Historic Anadarko —
The location of the Youngheim Clothing Co. for the better part of a century. In 1901, Herman Youngheim arrived at Ellis Island from Bad Wildengen, Germany. Shortly after arriving in New York City, his family put him on a train to meet his . . . Map (db m181806) HM
17 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Jim Thorp — ( Wa-Tho-Buck)
1888 - 1953 Sac and Fox & part Potawatomi. World's Greatest Athlete, Winner of the Olympic Games at Stockholm Sweden, 1912. Map (db m11496) HM
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18 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — John Ross — 1790 1866
Most notable chief of the Cherokees. Served as leader and statesman for a half century during the most dynamic period of Cherokee history. His love and attachment to the sacred home lands matched that of the full blood Cherokees, whom he led when . . . Map (db m182084) HM
19 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Josι Maria — Anadarko Chief - 1805 to 1862
Josι Maria Was Principal Chief of All Caddo Tribes and Led Them From the Brazos River, Texas in 1859, to the Site Now Called Anadarko, Oklahoma Sculptor: Leonard McMurry Donors: the Caddo Tribe and Citizens of Anadarko . . . Map (db m182078) HM
20 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Kicking Bird — Tene Angopte
1835 - 1875 Principal Chief of the KiowasMap (db m187720) HM
21 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Lewis Tewanima — Hopi Olympian — Circa 1880-1969 —
A Hopi tribal antelope, he received a silver medal in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. He lived most of his life on Second Mesa, Hopi Reservation, Arizona. He won more than 25 track records during his school years. In 1967 he was inducted into the . . . Map (db m182526) HM
22 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Little Raven "Hosa" — 1817-1889
Chief of the Southern Arapaho, Brave in War, a tribal religious leader who always stood for peace with the with the United States.Map (db m182519) HM
23 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Lonnie's — Historic Anadarko —
Martinez 1911 is embossed atop the store front. Andres Martinez, known as Andele, was an Apache captive. One day he and his nephew were taken by a band of Mescalaro Apache Indians. Andele's nephew, Pedro, didn't survive. Andele remained a slave for . . . Map (db m181819) HM
24 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Maj. Gen. Clarence L. Tinker — Osage - 1887 to 1942
. . . Map (db m182509) HM
25 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Muriel Wright — Oklahoma Author and Historian — 1889-1975 —
Wright was a teacher and researcher. She worked for the Oklahoma Historical Society researching and writing the history and language of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole. She wrote "A Guide to Oklahoma Indians" in 1951 and many . . . Map (db m182127) HM
26 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Osceola (Asi Yahola) — 1803 - 1838
Who Held a Home Land in Florida for the Seminoles as Their War ChiefMap (db m182072) HM
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27 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Pocahontas
Powhatan --- 1595 to 1617 Noted as the Angel of Mercy who saved the starving colonists of Jamestown, Virginia Sculptor: Kenneth F. Campbell Donor: National Society of the Colonial Dames XVII CenturyMap (db m7619) HM
28 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Pontiac — 1720 - 1769
Noted Ottawa Chief in Detroit region. Warrior, orator and organizer of the Indian Tribes to save America for the Indian People.Map (db m11499) HM
29 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Pushmataha — 1764-1824 — Choctaw Chief —
Wise, and eloquent leader, educator and warrior of great distinction. Friend of President Andrew Jackson and leader of Choctaw warriors in the War of 1812. Sculptor: Leonard McMurry Donated by: Frances Billingsley Map (db m182109) HM
30 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Quanah Parker (Kwania) — 1845-1911
Chief of the Quahadi Comanche and the Confederated Comanche, Kiowa and Apache.Map (db m182507) HM
31 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Redskin Theater — (1947) — Historic Anadarko —
Redskin Theatre at 221 West Broadway. The Redskin Theater's formal opening was held on Wednesday February 12, 1947. It was designed by architect Jack Corgan of Dallas, Texas, and constructed by Cowan Construction of Shawnee, Oklahoma. Arrows . . . Map (db m181831) HM
32 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Riverside School — Begun by U.S. Quaker Agents, 1871
This school opened at the Indian agency on Sugar Creek with 8 pupils. A new building was erected as a boarding school in 1872, for Wichita and Caddo children. Fire in 1878 destroyed the school. It soon reopened in a new building here on the Washita . . . Map (db m166713) HM
33 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Roberta Campbell Lawson — Delaware - 1878 to 1941
. . . Map (db m187716) HM
34 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Sacajawea — 1786-1884 —
The Shoshoni Girl Who Led the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific in 1805-1806Map (db m182466) HM
35 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Satanta (White Bear) — Kiowa War Chief — 1830-1878 —
"Orator of the Plains" One of the most illustrious and colorful Indian leaders of the southwest region. Signer of the Medicine Lodge treaties which benefit the Nation's Indian tribes today. Satanta's (Set-Tainte) Children . . . Map (db m182604) HM
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36 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Sequoyah
Cherokee - - - 1764-1843 Artist and tribal leader Famous inventor of the Cherokee Alphabet Sculptor Leonard McMurry Map (db m28103) HM
37 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Stand Watie — Tsa-La-Gi 1806-1871
Beloved Southern Cherokee Chief who served during Civil War as brave Brigadier General. Last Confederate leader to surrender. Donors Frances Billingsley Plains Indian Arts and CraftsMap (db m7719) HM
38 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Stumbling Bear — Sait Im Kia - "Bear That Is Throwing"
Kiowa Chief 1832 - 1903 Stumbling Bear became a chieftain for his leadership in battle at the age of 22. He led war parties against the Navajos in 1856-57. Against the Utes in 1859-59 and Kit Carson at Adobe Walls, Texas in 1865. He was a . . . Map (db m182514) HM
39 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — T.C. Cannon — Kiowa / Caddo — 1946-1978 —
Born and raised in southwest Oklahoma, Cannon permanently resided in Santa Fe, N.M. at the time of his death. Following his studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, Cannon quickly became internationally recognized as a leading . . . Map (db m182531) HM
40 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Tecumseh — 1768 - 1813 — Shawnee —
A noted warrior / statesman who conceived a confederation of Indian Tribes to stem the flow of white migration, revitalize tribal culture and preserve tribal lands along the Mississippi Valley. Killed in the Battle of Thames River, 1813 . . . Map (db m11498) HM
41 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — The Rock Island Depot — (1912) — Historic Anadarko —
The Anadarko Heritage Museum is housed in the old Rock Island Depot (1912). The museum was established in 1936 by the Philomathic clubwomen, and was previously located at the old City Hall then the Fire station and Police Department. Through . . . Map (db m181858) HM
42 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — The Soda Fountain Eatery — (1901) — Historic Anadarko —
The building that houses the Soda Fountain Eatery was built in 1901. This building has only housed pharmacies until it was converted into a restaurant in 2012, and had only three owners over the past century or more. The current establishment . . . Map (db m181814) HM
43 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Tishomingo — 1737-1839
Noted as the "War Chief" of the Chickasaws, advisor and leader in the Treaty of Pontotoc (1832) and final removal of the tribe to the west.Map (db m182128) HM
44 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Tohausan — "Little Bluff" — Kodalkyepta —
"Old Man Wagon" Kiowa Principal Chief From 1833-1866 A courageous warrior, peacemaker, skilled diplomat and a member of Koitsenko "Real dogs", the elite Kiowa military society consisting of the 10 bravest men in the Kiowa tribe. He . . . Map (db m182501) HM
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45 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Trophies N Things — Historic Anadarko —
This building has been the location of a number of businesses over the years. It was WN Lankford Grocery before 1935 when it became Hagemeier Grocery, then a year later it was Toma's Grocery. Bill's Club was here in 1938, followed by Broadway . . . Map (db m181824) HM
46 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Victorio — (Be-du-ya) — Apache Chief —
(Warm Springs Apache-Band of Chil-ehn-deh) ca 1809 - 1879 Victorio was known for his skills in warfare tactics. He lived up to his name, "The Triumphant One". Despite the hardships and abuses imposed on his people, he tried to keep peace. He . . . Map (db m182469) HM
47 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Anadarko — Will Rogers — Cherokee 1879-1935
World Famous Actor, Humorist, Writer, Philosopher. Sculptor: Electra Waggoner Donor: Amon G. Carter FoundationMap (db m187713) HM
48 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Cement — Cement Area Veterans Memorial
Honor Roll of All Cement Area Men Who Died While Our Country. 2nd LT. William A. Simms • 2nd LT. V. Leslie Dixon • Clyde Walker, S. SGT. • Samuel Lawrence Estes, PVT. • Sidney Ezzell, PVT. • Lester Logston, SA • Loftin McGinnis, CPL. • John David . . . Map (db m192435) WM
49 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Fort Cobb — Fort Cobb — Site near here, East
Established Oct. 1. 1859 by 1st Cavalry, U.S.A. under Major Wm. H. Emory. Post evacuated by Federal troops, May 1861, and occupied by Confederate garrison 1862. Hq. for Gen. W.B. Hazen, special Indian Agent, 1868. Gen. Phil H. Sheridan based here . . . Map (db m181533) HM
50 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Geary — Oklahoma Federal Aid Project — No. 164-H
This bridge spans the South Canadian River, which at this point is the boundary between Canadian and Caddo Counties Oklahoma. It is 3,944.33 feet in length and was built jointly by the state and federal governments. Contract for its construction was . . . Map (db m171053) HM
51 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Hinton — Britton School
Established in 1911 and known as Science Hill. The school house was located one half mile east of this memorial. Later the name was changed to Britton School in honor of the pioneer family. The church located at the same site served as a Grade . . . Map (db m142497) HM
52 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Hydro — Provine/Hamons' Station — U.S. 66 - Will Rogers Highway — Chicago to Los Angeles —
This rural Rt. 66 filling station with an over the drive design was built by Carl Ditmore in 1929. W.O. Waldrop bought the business/home in 1934 and renamed the place, the Provine Station. A small tourist court was added for overnight stays. . . . Map (db m174530) HM
53 Oklahoma, Caddo County, Hydro — The Baldwin Bridge
An encomium of honor to Senator Don Baldwin Born Feb. 2, 1912 Anadarko Caddo County Oklahoma Member House of Representatives 1944-1948 Majority Floor Leader State Senate 1955 President Pro Tempore State Senate . . . Map (db m171056) HM
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Dec. 7, 2023