“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Le Flore County, Oklahoma

Clickable Map of Le Flore 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> Le Flore County, OK (28) Haskell County, OK (6) Latimer County, OK (1) McCurtain County, OK (11) Pushmataha County, OK (10) Sequoyah County, OK (3) Polk County, AR (1) Scott County, AR (1) Sebastian County, AR (72)  LeFloreCounty(28) Le Flore County (28)  HaskellCounty(6) Haskell County (6)  LatimerCounty(1) Latimer County (1)  McCurtainCounty(11) McCurtain County (11)  PushmatahaCounty(10) Pushmataha County (10)  SequoyahCounty(3) Sequoyah County (3)  PolkCountyArkansas(1) Polk County (1)  ScottCounty(1) Scott County (1)  SebastianCounty(72) Sebastian County (72)
Poteau is the county seat for Le Flore County
Adjacent to Le Flore County, Oklahoma
      Haskell County (6)  
      Latimer County (1)  
      McCurtain County (11)  
      Pushmataha County (10)  
      Sequoyah County (3)  
      Polk County, Arkansas (1)  
      Scott County, Arkansas (1)  
      Sebastian County, Arkansas (72)  
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1 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Big Cedar — Cut Out and Get Out! — The Great Nomadic Industry
Look for Stapp, Oklahoma beside Highway 270 in the valley below. The Buschow Lumber Company operated a mill and railroad here during the early 1900s. At that time the timber industry was primarily nomadic and the average life of a mill was 20 . . . Map (db m196082) HM
2 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Big Cedar — Emerald Vista — Sold to the Only Bidder
See all the green? Imagine this landscape without it! In 1930, government appraisers said this land had "no commercial value." Described as lightly to severely burned over, there were too few trees left from logging and fires to re-seed the . . . Map (db m195998) HM
3 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Cameron — Chief Mosholatubbee — --Amosholi-t-vbi
"Warrior who perseveres" Born 1770 "Chief Moshulatubbee of Northern District, Choctaw Nation in Mississippi, received his name as a young warrior. He was dignified in bearing, of fine physique, steady and thoughtful in disposition. As Chief he . . . Map (db m190228) HM
4 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Cameron — 194 — Reynolds Castle
On the hill to the east was home of Capt. J.E. Reynolds a Confederate veteran, a pioneer rancher and merchant. Built of native stone, like a castle, complete with turrets and walls two feet thick. Reynolds was a delegate to the Sequoyah . . . Map (db m217639) HM
5 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Hodgen — Civilian Conservation Corps Co. 810 — 1933 - 1942 — History of Company 810 —
The Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression and the Roosevelt Administration The Civilian Conservation Corps provided employment for thousands of deserving men Company 810 came to Stapp Oklahoma from Fort Sill on May 24 1933. The . . . Map (db m202673) HM
6 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Hodgen — Don L. Hoyt Pavilion — Pioneer Trail Rider
Don Hoyt held his first trail ride in 1951 with tireless effort and great vision. From the 1950's through the 1990's he pioneered the development of many trails and trail riding in Arkansas and Oklahoma he was also instrumental in the development . . . Map (db m202793) HM
7 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Hodgen — U.S. Highway 259 — October 29, 1961
While President of the United States John F. Kennedy gave the dedicatory address at this site, he was a guest of Senator Robert S. Kerr who has led the way for the development of his native state of Oklahoma. "Land Wood Water Space"Map (db m172002) HM
8 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Pocola — 190 — Battle of Backbone Mountain
On Sept. 1, 1863 Confederates under Brig. Gen. W.L. Cabell ambushed a Union force commanded by Maj. Gen. J.G. Blunt, but were driven off after a three hour battle. Later on July 24, 1864, the Choctaw Battalion led by Capt. Jack McCurtain defeated . . . Map (db m77951) HM
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9 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Spiro — 191 — Choctaw Agency
Building completed, and Maj. F.C. Armstrong was first agent in 1832. Village became known as Skullyville. Choctaw Nation adopted new constitution in convention here, 1857. Stage station for Overland Mail to San Francisco 1858-61. Leading Choctaws . . . Map (db m77871) HM
10 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Spiro — 192 — Fort Coffee
Established June 16, 1834, by 7th Inf., and named in honor of Gen. John Coffee of Tennessee. Abandoned by U.S. Army in November 1838. In 1842 site selected by Choctaw Council and established as Ft. Coffee Academy for Boys. During Civil War . . . Map (db m77873) HM
11 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Spiro — Skullyville
Skullyville was founded in 1832 while removal of Choctaws to what is now Oklahoma was in process. First Choctaw Agency in the West was established here with Major F.W. Armstrong as agent. The name Skullyville was derived from Choctaw word . . . Map (db m64486) HM
12 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Spiro — Skullyville — Choctaw National Cemetery
(front) The founding of Skullyville dates back to 1832 when the removal of the Choctaws was in full progress. The old cemetery has all the interest usually attached to these places. Early on our people used rocks and stones to mark their . . . Map (db m77924) HM
13 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Talihina — A Settling Experience — The Caddos
Depressions in the ground, charcoal from cooing fires, middens or "garbage heaps". stone hoes and pottery fragments are all clues to the prehistoric sites along the Kiamichi River below. These clues reveal that people were farming and storing food . . . Map (db m194568) HM
14 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Talihina — B-29 Crash Near Talihina — In Remembrance
In the early evening of September 26, 1949 many Talihina area residents heard a plane in trouble. They looked up to see a large Air Force B-29 bomber circle overhead. The plane entered a flat spin falling from the sky. It crashed and burned in a . . . Map (db m168365) HM
15 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Talihina — Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) — A Legacy of Recovery
During the Great Depression a national work program was implemented to employ young men - the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Across the nation, camps were built to house and feed men while they worked building dams, roads, fire towers and . . . Map (db m195667) HM
16 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Talihina — Deadman Vista — What's in a Name?
Have you ever wondered how a mountain, river or valley got its name? Deadman Vista inherited an intriguing name, the origin of which is a mystery. One legend suggests that many years ago, horse thieves were caught on a nearby trail. With justice . . . Map (db m202832) HM
17 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Talihina — First Military Road — To Fort Towson Near Red River
Old camp ground was here near spring. The road was constructed in 1832 by Capt. John Stuart, 7th U.S. Inf. It had been marked from Ft. Smith to Red River, over this ground by Woodsman, Robert Bean and Jesse Chisholm.Map (db m194809) HM
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18 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Talihina — Ft. Smith -- Ft. Towson Military Road
This road extended through the Choctaw Nation over 130 miles of rugged terrain and raging streams. It was blazed by Col Robert Bean and constructed by Captain John Stuart and used to carry supplies and move troops and emigrants through the region. . . . Map (db m194906) HM
19 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Talihina — Horsethief Spring — What's in a Name?
The history of Oklahoma is filled with stories of horse thieves and cattle rustlers. The tales surrounding Horsethief Spring may not be far from the truth. During the early 1800s, Cherokee and Osage Indians stole horses from each other, and from . . . Map (db m195339) HM
20 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Talihina — Lenox Mission — Dedication to Education
The Choctaw Indians placed a high priority on education. Boarding schools and small neighborhood schools existed as early as 1832 in Indian Territory. Although tribal funds supported the schools, missionaries were often responsible for . . . Map (db m194565) HM
21 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Talihina — Life at Stapp — Discipline + Hard Work = Self Esteem
A typical day at the Stapp Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp began with reveille at 4:30 am. A hearty breakfast at 5:30 and work began by 6:00. The day's work included crushing rocks, clearing and graveling roads, constructing buildings and . . . Map (db m195608) HM
22 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Talihina — Mammoth Changes — Climate, Landscape, and Lifestyle
Small discoveries reveal the past. Three spear points found near the ribs of an imperial mammoth in Oklahoma suggest that people lived here at the end of the last Ice Age. Archaeologists believe that these nomadic people traveled from one . . . Map (db m194467) HM
23 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Talihina — Military Road of 1832 — Legacy of the Pick and Shovel
Early Hollywood images of the cavalry charging to the rescue paint an exciting picture of U.S. Army life in the 1800s. However, soldiers posted at frontier garrisons were more likely to wield picks and shovels, than guns and sabers. Road building . . . Map (db m194609) HM
24 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Talihina — On a Clear Day — Can You See Into the Past?
As archaeologists study Wister Valley, they uncover an interesting history. Evidence dating back to 1500 BC suggests prehistoric people lived in this valley. Sustaining life required daily hunting, and the gathering of wild plants. As their . . . Map (db m179067) HM
25 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Talihina — Outside the Law In Indian Territory
After the Civil War, the Indian Territory became known as "Robber's Roost" and the "Land of the Six-Shooter." Indian Territory was a criminal's paradise during the 1800s. The Choctaw Nation did not escape the impact. Seeking refuge where . . . Map (db m195524) HM
26 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Talihina — The Choctaw Nation — Part of the United States?
The land around you is part of the Choctaw Nation. The Choctaw Indians were relocated in 1832 to Oklahoma when white settlers encroached on their ancestral lands. From 1832 to 1907, the Choctaw Nation functioned as a country separate from the . . . Map (db m179012) HM
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27 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Talihina — Where There is Water There Will Be People
A reliable source of water has always drawn people here. Prehistoric people used this site as a temporary camp while hunting and gathering stone for tool making. From 1838 to 1854, the troops posted to Fort Towson used the military road, . . . Map (db m195439) HM
28 Oklahoma, Le Flore County, Whitesboro — Old Lenox Mission — Historical Site
Founded by Dr. Simon L. Hobbs and wife Opened Oct. 1853 with 48 pupilsMap (db m146891) HM
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Jun. 8, 2023