Blaine County

County Seat: Watonga, Oklahoma 73772

The county was named for James Blaine, an American politician who was the Republican presidential candidate in 1884 and Secretary of State under President Benjamin Harrison.

 

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Abert Expedition
At this location on October 1, 1845, a military expedition to the Rocky Mountains under the command of James William Abert paused on its return journey to sketch the buttes appearing to the south. This was the first expedition to make the overland trip with a train of wagons from Bent's Fort, i ...
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Cantonment
Cantonment Site about 2 mi. N. Post established on Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation, March 6, 1879, by 23rd Inf., under Col. Richard Doge. He completed his book "Our Wild Indians" there. Post abandoned in June, 1882. Stone buildings were part of Mennonite Mission. Rev. S.S. Haury, Seupt., for ...
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Cantonment, Old Ft. Crossing
The road to Fort Cantonment crossed the North Canadian River in this area.
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Chief Left Hand
Chief Left Hand Born in the 1840's somewhere west of the present Fort Supply. Left Hand ( Niwath also Nawathit) became principle chief of the southern Arapahoes on the death of Little Raven in 1889. A noted buffalo hunter and warrior he survived the Battle of Sand Creek in 1864. In 1867 h ...
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Chief Roman Nose
Henry Roman Nose 1856~1917 Cheyenne chief Henry Roman Nose for whom this State Park was named originally owned this 600 acre tract which comprised his allotment. His campground was located about 50 yards north of here. His grave is one-half mile west of Wat ...
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Ed Gillespie Building 1903
National Register of Historic Places. Gillespie Building (added 1989 - Building - #89001963) Also known as American State Bank Building;Canadian Rivers Historical Museum 102 E. Main St., Geary, OK Historic Significance: Event Area of Significance: Commerce Period of Significance: 1900 ...
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Jesse Chisholm
Jesse Chisholm Born in Tennessee in 1805 of Scottish and Cherokee descent, Jesse Chisholm came to Indian Territory in the 1820's for 40 years he operated trading posts near Asher, Purcell Watonga and Okla. City. Also a guide, freighter, interpreter, salt works owner and peacemaker. Few ...
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Jesse Chisholm Grave Site
Jesse Chisholm Born 1805 Died Mar. 4. 1868 No one left his home cold or hungry Jesse Chisholm Born in Tennessee in 1805 of Scottish and Cherokee descent, Jesse Chisholm came to Indian Territory in the 1820's for 40 years he operated trading posts near Asher, Purcell Watonga and Okla ...
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Roman Nose Resort Park
Once a favorite area of the Cheyenne tribe, this area is a scenic retreat set on a canyon bluff that overlooks ancient mesas. Towering cedars, buffalo grass, and wild blue sage add to the beauty of the legendary setting, and to the enjoyment of numerous recreational activities.
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Whirlwind Mission & Cemetery
Whirlwind Mission at this location A day school opened here in 1897 for Cheyenne children was named for the friendly Chief Whirlwind. In 1904 to 1917, it was a well known mission school under the auspices of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Oklahoma Historical Society, 1960 // In Memory of the ...