Established in 1838 by Lt. Col. R.B. Mason, 1st Dragoons, U.S. Army, at request of Arkansas citizens fearing Cherokees who were being removed from southeastern U.S. Named in honor of Gen. "Mad" Anthony Wayne, the fort was originally located in NE . . . — — Map (db m181594) HM
Buildings near here from 1897. Under auspices of Friends Church, the Academy was noted for high moral, spiritual and scholastic standards. Closed 1922. Named for the teacher of first school (1893) in this vicinity, a sod house near Stella Church . . . — — Map (db m216941) HM
Declaration This Memorial Honors Men and Women Who Served Our Country in Time of War. In Time of Conflict or Peace. And Especially Those Who Lost Their Lives. Who Were Wounded or Maimed. And Who Were Held as Prisoners of War. These Stones . . . — — Map (db m181753) WM
The National Wildlife Refuge system is broken down into regions of the United States. The southwest region of the National Wildlife Refuge System encompasses Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Oklahoma has nine national wildlife refuges across . . . — — Map (db m216689) HM
By Concurrent Senate and House Resolution No. 93 adopted April 20, 1988 by the Oklahoma State Legislature and which was approved by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission on May 2, 1988, Oklahoma Highway 3 between Ada and Broken Bow, Oklahoma . . . — — Map (db m72490) HM
Born about 1792
Died during Civil War
Signed Treaty of
Dancing Rabbit Creek
Led Band of Choctaws to this area,
settling near Crystal in 1834.
Capt. Atoka was a noted
athlete, Choctaw subchief
and respected leader. . . . — — Map (db m72492) HM
On September 16, 1857, the John Butterfield Company received a Federal contract to transport mail from Missouri to San Francisco in under 25 days. Semiweekly service began a year later. Twelve relay stations lined the Butterfield Trail in Indian . . . — — Map (db m64072) HM
The Confederate Encampment here at Middle (or Muddy) Boggy Crossing on the Boggy Depot Road held by Lieut. Col. John Jumper's Seminole Battalion, Capt. Adam Nail's Company A of First Choctaw and Chickasaw Cavalry and a detachment of the Twentieth . . . — — Map (db m70626) HM
In honor of the men and women
that served their country
in Vietnam and to those that
made the supreme sacrifice,
we dedicate this memorial
in their behalf
Dean Armstrong Larry Culverson Sam Daily
John C. Deaton Forbes P. . . . — — Map (db m72491) WM
Near this place on Aug. 5, 1932, Atoka County Sheriff C.G. Maxwell and Deputy Sheriff Eugene Moore were involved in a shoot-out with Clyde Barrow, Raymond Hamilton, and Everett Milligan. The incident occurred when the two lawmen tried to arrest the . . . — — Map (db m64070) HM
You Are Now Entering Old
No Man's Land
Colorado Kansas 37th Parallel
Called "No Man's Land" until 1890
Known Then as
Became the Panhandle of Okla. Statehood 1907
Texas State Line 36° 30" Parallel
The . . . — — Map (db m93483) HM
Tales of bravery, mischief and morals make up the popular children's book series
"Hank the Cowdog"
What you may not know is that the lively main character in these books was inspired by a real cowdog named Hank who lived and worked on . . . — — Map (db m162469) HM
This 168 mile trail from Mobeetie, Texas, to Dodge City, Kansas,
was laid out by Ed Jones and Joe Plummer in 1874, originally as a
freight trail for hauling buffalo hides purchased from the Buffalo
Hunters in the Texas Panhandle for sale at . . . — — Map (db m162472) HM
You are now entering old ”No Mans Land”
Colorado/Kansas 37th Parallel Texas State Line 36° 30 parallel New Mexico 103rd Meridian Cherokee Outlet 100th Meridian
Called “No Mans Land” until 1890 Known then . . . — — Map (db m131421) HM
Eureka was established in 1908 with 18 square miles. The high school was started in 1919 when Center, Lincoln, and one half of Pleasant View were consolidated. In 1923, the Nabisco, Happy Flat, and East Banner districts were added and a new building . . . — — Map (db m78816) HM
In honor of the people who lived here from 1892 to 1957, and built this community.
Life in the community, which at one time included 2 general stores, a barber shop, blacksmith shop, grain grinding mills, church and family residences, centered . . . — — Map (db m209528) HM
His hot brand number was 018
But he was called Ole Cowtown,
Many a bullrider put a rope on him
And most every time they hit the ground.
Over 350 times they nodded their heads
But only 5 made the judges book,
Ole Cowtown not only would . . . — — Map (db m162455) HM
Built & displayed by
Dr. Dennis Friesen
"The railroad is the reason why Elk Cite exists and I want people to know what the railroad has really meant to Elk City.
I share this for people to enjoy." — — Map (db m162466) HM
Entrepreneurs, pioneering a new industry - a new way to receive a broadcast television signal. Inventing the first cable television system west of the Mississippi river, here in Elk City, Oklahoma. — — Map (db m162454) HM
Beutler and Son PRCA Bareback Bucking Horse of the Year 1998, 1999, and 2000 NFR Bareback Horse of the Year 1997.
Commotion had ten straight trips to the NFR in Las Vegas, Nevada before retiring in 2006.
The 1-1/3 life-sized bronze by . . . — — Map (db m162468) HM
This is dedicated in loving memory of Elmer "Red” and Elsie G. Cruze,
early day settlers of the Indian Creek area, north of Carter, Oklahoma.
Elsie moved to the Indian Creek area at the age of 3, with her parents
Pearl J. and Kate King, . . . — — Map (db m162457) HM
Ernest Martin of Leedey purchased this gas pump at public auction in 1946 to use on his farm. When ill health forced him to sell the farm in 1974, his daughter and son-in-law, Hellen & Derrel Weaver, bought the pump and donated it to the museum. — — Map (db m187259) HM
Established in 1998, the National Route 66 and Old Town Museum Complex preserves the history of Route 66 in Western Oklahoma.
Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth seeing — — Map (db m183510) HM
Sold to the city of Elk City
by C.H. Nesser for $10.00 in 1931.
This grader was used to help build
Route 66 in 1926.
C.H. Nesser was grandfather to Norman, Harold and Herman Nesser,
(sons of Ernie Nesser) and Neil, Ray and Ron Nesser . . . — — Map (db m162451) HM
Jaycee project 1976
Rock Bluff School
Donated by Trigg Music Family
Rock Bluff School
1894 - 1976
Building donated by
The Trigg Music Family
Ron Savage Jr. Chairman
Western Oklahoma . . . — — Map (db m162462) HM
The deep Anadarko Basin of Western Oklahoma is one of the most prolific gas provinces of North America. Wells drilled here have been among the world's deepest. The Bertha-Rogers No. 1 in Washita County, drilled in 1971 to 31,441 feet, was then . . . — — Map (db m162463) HM
Formerly the City Meat Market, this is known as the oldest brick building in Erick. It is now the home of Harley and Annabelle, "The Mediocre Music Makers."
Recognized by Hampton Hotels Save-A-Landmark program as a site worth . . . — — Map (db m183509) HM
Beckham county was created at statehood from portions of territorial Greer and Roger Mills counties. It was named for J.C. Beckham, former governor of Kentucky. Sayre, a town founded in 1891 and named for a railroad promoter, won the title of . . . — — Map (db m160832) HM
In 1888 Thomas and Millie Price were one of the first families to settle in this portion of old Greer Co, now Beckham Co. Price built a cotton gin ½ mi. east of Delhi in 1903. The one-roomed Delhi Academy was established in 1921. The Academy . . . — — Map (db m54903) HM
This underpass was a 1939 WPA Works Project. In 1939 the Sayre Grade School was located one block east of this location the underpass was built to provide safe passage for children and pedestrians crossing under the very busy Route 66. It is still a . . . — — Map (db m187260) HM
June 26, 1952, on this location, Route 66 was rededicated as the Will Rogers Highway. This was one of the many ceremonies that took place on the state lines of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California as well as Oklahoma, . . . — — Map (db m100328) HM
On a late fall afternoon in 1903, a stranger with a new
wagon, fine team and money (something the local people
had little of) arrived at the store in Craig located in the NW/4 of Section 24 T19N R10W. He wore nice, but foreign clothes, and spoke . . . — — Map (db m160285) HM
Chief Henry Roman Nose, for whom this park is named, was one of forty-four chiefs of the Southern Cheyenne tribe. He was a council chief from 1897 until his death in 1917. Born in 1856, Roman Nose (Woqini in the Cheyenne language) grew up during . . . — — Map (db m184807) HM
One of Oklahoma's original seven state parks, the vision of Roman Nose State Park was realized through the combined efforts of the Civilian Conservation Corps, the National Park Service, community leaders, and the State of Oklahoma.
Work . . . — — Map (db m185621) HM
The Civilian Conservation Corps begun construction of Roman Nose State Park on September 10, 1935, bringing the vision of the local community to life. While the community gathered the land, the design, supervision, and funding of the project came . . . — — Map (db m185579) HM
Armstrong Academy, established by Choctaw Nation and named for Wm. Armstrong, Indian Agt., was opened in 1845. Rev. R.D. Potts, Supt., under Baptist Miss. Soc. Post Office established Nov., 1850. Confederate Capitol during Civil War. Choctaw . . . — — Map (db m77938) HM
As a memorial to Charley Colbert, his wife Abbie Davis Colbert, and their children, this monument is erected.
Charley Colbert was born May 20, 1863 at Colbert, Indian Territory, died June 13, 1955. His wife Abbie, born January 10, 1877, died . . . — — Map (db m206669) HM
Ben Siegel at age 14 came to America from Lithuania. He established a business in Caddo, Indian Territory in 1895. One of Bryan County's first merchants, he was an important part of the early trade area. — — Map (db m73423) HM
In 1955 the Craighead family purchased this store which for over four decades has served and intrigued children as well as adults:
Partial records show previous owners as:
E. F. Nichols - original site - 1905
Boone Styron Dry Goods - . . . — — Map (db m73424) HM
John S. Hancock and his young son Clement Allen Hancock followed the MKT Railroad to Caddo in 1872. They established a business at this location and became two of Caddo's founding businessmen and community leaders. — — Map (db m73410) HM
Built by Woodmen of the World, this site has served businesses as well as Caddo schools as a classroom. One of its most famous occupants was John L. "Judge" Boland, opening a law office in 1910. He served as city attorney and a civic leader . . . — — Map (db m73426) HM
Ferry owned by B.F. Colbert, at old crossing on Red River 3 miles south, was noted on the Butterfield Overland Mail line, organized, 1857; first U.S. mail route by stage between cities of St. Louis and San Francisco. Colbert post office was . . . — — Map (db m189885) HM
North span first free bridge across Red River erected 1931, replaced 1996. Oklahoma Gov. "Alfalfa" Bill Murray defied Federal Court injunction plowed up road to "toll" bridge forcing opening of "free" bridge linking Texas & Oklahoma hwy's. Gov. . . . — — Map (db m189824) HM
During the late 1830s and early 1840s, Chickasaw Indians removed by the United States Government from Alabama and Mississippi passed near here on their way to a new home in present-day south-central Oklahoma. In 1837 alone, an estimated 6,000 . . . — — Map (db m77936) HM
Site selected and named 1842, by Gen. Zachary Taylor, later Pres. of U.S. Fort established 1842 by 2nd Dragoons, occupied by several rifle, infantry, cavalry, and artillery companies. Built to protect the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians from the . . . — — Map (db m81743) HM
"Kind and sympathetic by nature, generous to a fault, he was an honest man of noble impulses, and born and bred a gentleman." These were the words of a contemporary of General Douglas Hancock Cooper, C.S.A.
Cooper was appointed U.S. Agent to . . . — — Map (db m77935) HM
Earthworks 1.5 mi. S.E. constructed early in 1862 by Gen. Albert Pike, C.S.A. as major Confederate stronghold in southern Indian Territory. Named for Gen. Ben McCulloch, who fell at Pea Ridge. Fort had 18 pieces of artillery; 3,000 soldiers . . . — — Map (db m206451) HM
Butterfield Overland Mail site of Nail's CrossingHere was located a stage stand of the Butterfield Overland Mail route, under act of Congress, March 3, 1857. First mail service arrived here in September 1858, enroute to San Francisco, service . . . — — Map (db m40707) HM
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
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
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
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 Butts — — Map (db m182527) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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 Houser — — Map (db m182529) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Century — — Map (db m7619) HM
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
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
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
"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
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 Crafts — — Map (db m7719) HM
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
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
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
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
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