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"New Territory" Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., February 23, 2015
"New Territory" Marker
Oklahoma (Osage County), Hominy — "New Territory"

"New Territory" is local artist, Cha' Tullis' depiction of years past as a party of Indians top a hill to find a valley with fresh running water; a perfect place to camp and rest. Made of 1/4" sheet steel, pipe and sucker rods, the sculptured . . . — Map (db m81147) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Hominy — Marland Filling Station

This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m81148) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — "Change of Seasons" by T.D. Kelsey

Donated by William and Joffa Kerr November 2009

Upon the 20th Anniversary of the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

In honor of the Founding Board of Directors Oklahoma Chapter of The Nature Conservancy

For their visionary . . . — Map (db m81265) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — "Million Dollar Elm"

The Osage Tribe of Indians held the first public auction sale for oil leases on Osage Reservation tracts November 11, 1912. Early sales were held under this elm tree. Bidders sat on bleachers around the tree and the auctioneer, Colonel E. . . . — Map (db m81172) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — "Osage in the Enemy Camp"

Seeking to attain his tribe's highest war honor by touching his enemy.

By Pawhuska Sculptor John D. Free Sr. — Map (db m81150) HM WM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — An Answer To Prayer

Stephen Easley, a native of Pawhuska, and his wife Debra noticed the unique architectural design of the Whiting apartment buildings and said a simple prayer. The Whiting Apartments had much character and lots of potential, but were in a . . . — Map (db m81161) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Blacksmith Home
Built in 1871, this 5-room house with native timbers and 18" thick sandstone walls was the first to be built in Pawhuska. When the Osages were moved from Kansas, Sid Delarue, a Swiss blacksmith, was promised the house if he would come to care for . . . — Map (db m55655) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — First Boy Scout Troop in America Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Organized by Rev. John Mitchell May 1909

Rev. Mitchell W. B. Johnson J. L. Johnson J. C. Ferguson J. Hutchings D. F. Millard L. Copeland R. A. McGuire J. S. McGuire R. E. McGuire R. D. Foote R. W. Blanc N. A. Tinker . . . — Map (db m81173) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Friendship Between the Osage and the Occitan of Montauban

In November 1829, three Osages arrived in Montauban, the Occitan Region of France. Little Chief, Big Soldier and Hawk Woman crossed the Old Bridge, received help from Bishop Dubourg, and with the generosity of the people of Montauban they were . . . — Map (db m83108) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Oil in the Osage Indian Nation and the "Million Dollar Elm"

Symbolic of the impact oil had on the people of the Osage Indian Nation is the so-called "Million Dollar Elm." It was given this name because in its shade millions of dollars worth of Osage oil leases were auctioned. It was planted at this site . . . — Map (db m83107) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Pawhuska A Picture Window of our Heritage, The Cowboy, The Indian, The Rich Oil History!!
Pawhuska, Oklahoma county seat of Osage County was named for well known Osage Chief Pa-Hus-Ka whose name means White Hair The Post Office was established May 4, 1876 A community who embraces with pride the reflections of our past and . . . — Map (db m55651) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Pawhuska "The Rich Oil History of the Osage"
The legacy of oil and the Osages is one of the most intriguing facts of the oil industry in America. On March 16, 1896, the first oil and gas lease was obtained covering all the Osage Reservation, and on October 28, 1897 the first producing . . . — Map (db m55652) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Pawhuska "The Osage Tribe of Indians"
In memory and dedication to those whose foresight, frustrations and sacrifices have helped the Osage Tribe to preserve its identity [sp], development and culture. 1865 - The Osages agreed to the sale of their Kansas lands. 1871 — . . . — Map (db m55653) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Restoring the Whiting Apartments

The Easleys have taken much pleasure in restoring the Whiting Apartments. Most all of the restoration has been done by the Easleys themselves, although they do not wish to ignore the many handy men who have helped. Stephen and his wife Debra, . . . — Map (db m81171) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Site of the First Osage Agency Building 1873 - 1932

This marks the site of the First Osage Agency Building erected by the Department of the Interior for the Osage Indians. — Map (db m81149) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — St. Louis School For Osage Indian Girls 1887 – 1949
One-half mi SW. Est. 1887 by St. Katharine Drexel and Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, Washington, D.C. Original frame structure located near Main and Palmer burned in 1889, replaced here 1890 by a four-story stone building. Operated by . . . — Map (db m55657) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — The Battle of Wooster Mound
Near this site on August 8, 1903, U.S. Deputy Marshal Wiley G. Haines, Chief of Osage Indian Police Warren Bennett, and Constable Henry Majors ended the career of the notorious outlaw gang known as the Martin brothers. The outlaws were wanted for . . . — Map (db m52632) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
You are standing on the south edge of the largest unplowed, protected tract that remains of the 142 million acres of tallgrass prairie grassland that stretched from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Today, less than ten percent still exists, found . . . — Map (db m76602) HM
Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Vernon Whiting "Town Builder and a Good Citizen"

Vernon Whiting, builder of the "Historical Whiting Apartments" in the 1920's, was born in 1870 in Ogdensburg, New York. His family later moved to Seward, Nebraska. Vernon graduated high school there in Seward, then took a business course at . . . — Map (db m81152) HM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Pawhuska — Veterans Memorial

In Memory of All Veterans — Map (db m81174) WM

Oklahoma (Osage County), Skiatook — 175 — Hillside Mission
Established by Rev. John Murdock, under auspices of Friends Society, 1882. This noted school was attended by both Indian and white children. In this vicinity, was home of Wm. C. Rogers, last elected principle chief of Cherokee Nation, 1903 to 1917. . . . — Map (db m7356) HM

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