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
(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
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
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
"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
World War II
Sept 1940 - May 1945
511 combat days
Sept 1950 - April 1954
429 combat days
(at base of memorial:)
179th Infantry Regiment
Memorial . . . — — Map (db m189288) WM
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Allan Houser . . . — — Map (db m60269) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jet Fighter Aircraft
Lockheed Aircraft Co.
In Service 1952-1958
This artifact is on loan from the U.S. Air Force Museum program
The F-80 was the first . . . — — Map (db m189290) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
Royal Standard of Spain
Great Union of Great Britain
Carolina Land Grant
Royal Standard of France
LaSalle Claimed the . . . — — Map (db m60393) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Before Oklahoma was inhabited by Europeans, people such as Captain Randolph B. Marcy were sent to explore and collect specimens of plants and animals. Since a map of Oklahoma did not exist at the time, the US government waned to know the source of . . . — — Map (db m174627) HM
Two days before the Land Run in April, 1889, President Harrison set aside a Military Reservation of 160 acres east of the Santa Fe railroad depot, where soldiers were stationed to keep the peace.
In 1886 the first railroads were built . . . — — Map (db m176269) HM
With the exception of the Panhandle, all land in Oklahoma was surveyed from a spot in Murray County known as Initial Point, about one mile south of Fort Arbuckle. Surveyor Ehud N. Darling established the spot in 1870. On the map, a line drawn from . . . — — Map (db m174621) HM
John Leonard Roosevelt "Pepper" Martin was born in Temple, Oklahoma, and grew up in Oklahoma City. He spent six years on St. Louis Cardinals' farm teams and earned the "Pepper" nickname as a bundle of non-stop action before moving up to the majors . . . — — Map (db m175146) HM
Johnny Bench redefined standards by which catchers are measured during 17 seasons with the "Big Red Machine." Johnny controlled the game on both sides of the plate with his batting (389 homers - a record for catchers - and 1376 RBI's) and his . . . — — Map (db m175022) HM
Considered the most successful Choctaw entrepreneur, Robert M. Jones operated five cotton plantations in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Indian Territory from Rose Hill, his elegant mansion located west of Fort Towson. He owned an interest in a . . . — — Map (db m172731) HM
The south wall of the Journal Record Building directly faced the blast's impact and was heavily damaged by the April 19, 1995 bombing. Parts of the south wall were separated from the floor beams, and the arched section of the building's roof was . . . — — Map (db m60378) HM
The Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad, popularly known as the MK&T or the "Katy," was the first railroad company to build into Indian Territory. While some citizens of Indian Territory favored railroads for economic development, others feared . . . — — Map (db m173139) HM
The Kiamichi River begins on Pine Mountain in LeFlore County, Oklahoma, and flows about 165 miles in a south by southwest direction to the Red River. The river's valley has provided a major transportation route through the Ouachita Mountains for . . . — — Map (db m172735) HM
In 1867, the Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache Indians accepted a reservation of more than three million acres in present-day southwest Oklahoma. Bounded on the west by the North Fork of the Red River and the east by the Chickasaw Nation, many of the . . . — — Map (db m174626) HM
Located near the site of Colbert's Ferry, Denison Dam was completed in 1944 as America's largest rolled, earth-filled dam. By impounding the Red and Washita Rivers, it created Lake Texoma. The dam generates hydroelectric power, provides downstream . . . — — Map (db m173138) HM
"Dedicated to you, a free citizen in a free land." So began the presentation of the Liberty Bell replica from the US Treasury Department. Using donations from major American metal companies, the French Paccard Foundry cast 55 full-sized replicas of . . . — — Map (db m172583) HM
Public servant, welfare reformer and national policy advisor, Lloyd E. Rader, Sr. skillfully directed Oklahoma's Department of Human Services for thirty-one years. This Park honors his exceptional efforts to help those in need and the key role which . . . — — Map (db m172255) HM
Lloyd "Little Poison" Waner, from Harrah, Oklahoma, joined the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1927, partly on the recommendation of Paul Waner, who told the Pirates' owner his brother "is a better player than me." Lloyd helped win the 1927 National League . . . — — Map (db m175013) HM
In 1852 Captain Randolph B. Marcy commanded a force consisting of 70 men to find the source of the Red River and to "collect and report everything that may be useful or interesting."
Guided by Sucktumaquay, or Black Beaver, of the Delaware . . . — — Map (db m174928) HM
Built in 1916, the Markham Motor Company was one of the early sales outlets and showrooms on Broadway Avenue. Like other small showrooms, the building was too limited for the changing industry and by the late 1930s it housed the Goodyear Tire and . . . — — Map (db m175237) HM
The Military Reservation was released to Oklahoma City in 1894 and proceeds of lot sales were used to pay for school sites and construction.
Just before the Run of '89, the federal government reserved 160 acres east of the Santa Fe Railroad . . . — — Map (db m176266) HM
The Arkansas Territorial Assembly created Miller County, Arkansas Territory, in April 1820. Originally it included much of southeastern Oklahoma. The 1820 Treaty of Doak's Stand encouraged Choctaw people living in Mississippi to move to the same . . . — — Map (db m172794) HM
An important Civil War innovation, the 3-inch ordnance rifle was produced from a complex build-up of wrought iron, roll welded and bored to create, at 816 pounds, a relatively light artillery piece, deadly accelerate to 1,850 yards or one mile and . . . — — Map (db m172635) HM
This stream enters Oklahoma in Beckham County and then flows southeast into the Red River. The Great Spanish Road to the Red River from Santa Fe, New Mexico to Natchitoches, Louisiana, followed the north shore of the Red River from the North Fork to . . . — — Map (db m174631) HM
About one mile north of the Red River in Bryan County, African Americans established the town of Oberlin in 1904. The majority were former slaves on the Robert M. Jones plantation. At its peak, the population of the community numbered 500.
One . . . — — Map (db m172950) HM
In western Carter County, Oklahoma, the opening of the Healdton oil field in 1913 ignited southern Oklahoma's great oil boom. The largest of nine fields discovered in Carter County, the Healdton field had produced more than two million barrels of . . . — — Map (db m173146) HM
April 19, 1995
The grateful citizens of Oklahoma hereby express their gratitude to all Protective and Rescue Personnel, who amid death, danger, darkness and depression, rendered superb service above and beyond the call of duty. They were . . . — — Map (db m60382) HM
[Excerpts from marker]
This 24,000 square foot Museum exhibit tells the story of the April 19, 1995, bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. You hear the explosion, see the devastation immediately following and learn from family . . . — — Map (db m60376) HM
Before April 19, 1995, the two-block area between NW 4th and 6th Streets and Robinson and Harvey Avenues served as the northern edge of the downtown core. This area was a workplace to hundreds of people.
5th Street ran through the area where . . . — — Map (db m60377) HM
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