Kay Co. & 101 Ranch Historical District

If you are looking for more information, stories, genealogy, or history of Kay County, Oklahoma, visit www.kaycounty.info.

This site also includes more information about the 101 Ranch and 101 Ranch Oldtimers Monument Hill Project.
"For some time the 101 Ranch Old Timers Association has been working on the Monument Hill Project. The project is to help preserve and make accessible the White Eagle Monument and gravesite of Bill Pickett, 101 Ranch African American rodeo star." ...

"The 101 Ranch Historical District is located seven miles southwest of Ponca City, Oklahoma, one mile north of Marland, Oklahoma and is within ten miles of Interstate 35. The 101 Ranch Old Timers have a museum located at the Marland's Grand Home in Ponca City and it draws visitors daily. There is much interest in the 101 Ranch and this project would preserve this area and honor both Chief White Eagle and Bill Pickett."
Willie M. "Bill" Pickett
(December 5, 1870 or 1871 - April 2, 1932) Bill Pickett was named to the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in 1971 and was the first black honoree to that organization. He was enshrined in the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1989.
Also read about how a U.S. stamp repeated—and then corrects—an error in the historical record in The Bill Pickett Incident.