“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Newkirk, Oklahoma Historical Markers

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By William Fischer, Jr., October 24, 2011
African-Americans Marker
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — African-Americans
From the beginning, African-Americans settled and lived in Newkirk -- although this was not true in most of the towns in Kay County. They settled primarily on the east side of town, building their own community which included churches, . . . — Map (db m60443) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Cherokee Allotments
Newkirk owes its existence not simply to the opening of the Cherokee Outlet to homesteaders, but to the twenty-one allotments taken by the Cherokees in Kay County prior to the opening. The Outlet comprised eight million acres of prairie which . . . — Map (db m60457) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Fire of 1901
The entire east side of the 100 block of North Main burned to the ground November 15, 1901. Some of the citizens (obviously not the ones whose businesses were destroyed) thought this was a blessing in disguise. The block consisted of frame . . . — Map (db m60460) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — First National Bank
This Roman Classic structure with a corner recessed entry and simple columns was built in 1899. The building was originally known as the Dilday building and is constructed with native limestone secured a few miles east of Newkirk. John Pierce . . . — Map (db m60456) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Kay County Abstract Building
Dick Sherbon of Ponca City received the bid to erect this building for the Kay County Abstract Company in 1926. The bids for the building ranged from $4,400 to $5,700. This red brick structure was limited to one story because of the . . . — Map (db m60479) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Kay County War Memorial
"...that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a . . . — Map (db m60450) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Land of Hope1893 • 1994
This statue, "Land of Hope," depicts the courageous pioneers who staked their land claim in the "Land Run of the Cherokee Outlet" in 1893. This was created by sculptor, Bernadette Hess Carman, a native daughter, who generously donated her time . . . — Map (db m60449) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Newkirk
Newkirk was originally platted as the townsite of Lamoreux by the United States Land Office in 1893 as the county seat of "K" county. It was named after Silas W. Lamoreaux who was the head of the General Land Office in Washington, D.C., at the . . . — Map (db m60455) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Newkirk Kay County Fair
The Newkirk Kay County Fair was organized in 1896. Five dollar shares were sold in order to purchase property for the facilities, build a race track, grand stands and sheds. The share also gave free admittance to all shows and fairs for three . . . — Map (db m60459) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — Oklahoma State Centennial 1907 - 2007
A centennial tribute to the people who shared this land at the turn-of-the-century, and who still call it home today. They faced opportunties and obstacles together and were woven together in time. The spirit that fueled the dream then, and the . . . — Map (db m60458) HM
Oklahoma (Kay County), Newkirk — The Cline Building
William S. Cline had this building constructed in 1925. This was the same year that the Kay County Courthouse and the Masonic Temple were constructed in Newkirk. The Cline Building is illustrative of the influence of the Art Deco style. . . . — Map (db m60478) HM

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