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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29D2_washita-county_New-Cordell-OK.html
Cloud Creek #1 Washita River Basin Dedicated July 8, 1948 Rededicated July 3, 1998 Cloud Creek Dam No. 1 located 11 miles southeast of Cordell was the first of 1140 dams in the Washita river basin and the first of over 10.000 nationwide. It …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29CY_david-lee-walters_Canute-OK.html
David Lee Walters, 24th Governor of Oklahoma and first Governor from Western Oklahoma, was born in Canute on Nov. 20. 1951. Raised on a nearby farm, he attended schools in Canute and graduated from Canute High School as Valedictorian in 1969. He e…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29CW_canute-centennial_Canute-OK.html
Town Chartered July 2, 1902 - Canute established Oklahoma territory Canute city lots sold by lottery for $10.00 per lot 1902 - 1st State Bank receives charter 1904 - Water well dug in in middle of main street with windmill for horses rode …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29CO_site-of-babbs-switch-tragic-school-fire_Hobart-OK.html
On Dec. 24, 1924, 35 people lost their lives while attending a Christmas party in a one room frame school house. The fire was started by a candle on a Christmas tree. A school building was built here as a memorial and a model to point the way to s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29CI_st-francis-church_Canute-OK.html
St. Francis of Assisi Church, two miles south and two miles east of present day Canute, was an important outpost of the Roman Catholic Church in western Oklahoma. Founded by Father Steber in 1899, it served as "the mother parish of the west", from…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29AT_quanah-parker-the-last-comanche-chief-comancheria_Indiahoma-OK.html
Quanah Parker, the last Comanche Chief, was born in Elk Creek just below the Wichita mountains circa 1850. Quanah, the son of Petah Nocony and Cynthia Ann Parker who was captured by the Comanches, became a fierce warrior and skillfully defended…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM299Y_site-of-beginning-trip-of-abernathy-boys-to-new-york-city-in-1910_Tipton-OK.html
On April 5, 1910, 9 year old Bud and 5 year old Temple Abernathy, left the Crossroads Ranch near Frederick, Oklahoma, and traveled alone on horseback to New York City. Their father, Jack Abernathy, a close friend of President Theodore Roosevelt, w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM298L_great-western-cattle-trail_Canute-OK.html
The Great Western Cattle Trail began at Bandera, TX. As the demand for beef increased in the east, returning Civil War soldiers headed wild longhorn cattle from south Texas and Mexico north to the railhead at Dodge City, KS. The first herd consist…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2948_southwest-baptist-college_Hastings-OK.html
Opened October 28, 1907, under auspices of Comanche and Mullins Baptist Associations Ownership passed to Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, 1910. Moved to Mangum, 1912, Closed 1915.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM28WJ_walters-oklahoma_Walters-OK.html
At the opening of Kiowa-Comanche-Apache lands, the original townsite in old Comanche County was SW 1/4, T2S, R11W. The original name McKnight was rejected by the post office. The name Walter, for City Commissioner W.R. Walter, was then chosen Sept…
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