4.6 Miles S.E. A Comanche band near the village was attacked by Capt. Earl Van Corn with 4 companies of the 2nd cavalry. Oct. 1, 1858 Unknown to him, the indians were on way from friendly council with officers at FT. Arbuckle. In the fu ...
Here on May 26, 1865 a compact was entered into between the Confederate Indian tribes and the Prairie Indian tribes.
"That the ancient council fires shall be kept kindled and blazing"
Oklahoma College ...
Civilian Conservation Corps
Rush Springs, Okla. 73082
To all the young men who served and to future
generations that they might be reminded of our
governments efforts to improve the status of
the unemployed ...
1870 - 1931
This Boulder Marks
The Chisholm Trail
Site of Silver City trading post,first school,and pioneer
burying ground, two miles North.
Ranchmen,cowboys,early setters and their descendants.
Sponsored b ...
About 1.8 miles east of here, via the section line road, is the likely site of a shootout in 1876 between two trail drovers. As reminisced by C. F. Colcord, a drover of the era, two cowboys in the outfit just ahead o ...
Front of Marker:
Spencer Thomas Bernard
Feb. 5, 1915
Mar. 9, 2001
Vivian Opal (Dorman) Bernard
Apr. 11, 1915
Rush Creek Ranch
Married Aug. 3, 1935
Parents of Kay Ann
Back of Marker.
Spencer T. Bernard
Fred - Indian Territory
Trading post established by Col. Frank Fred in 1870s
Crossroads of Chisholm Trail and The Fort Cobb Stage Road.
Post Office Established in 1889
Methodist Church Established in 1889
The Great Seal Of The Chickasaw Nation.
Pikey's Crossing (circa 1867), on the south Canadian River, was established by Benson Pikey. A Chickasaw born in Mississippi and Trail of Tears survivor. He was ele ...
Rush Springs Bed and Breafast
Step back in time and enjoy a relaxed overnight stay. The old Blades Hotel, built in 1902, this property is the oldest free standing brick hotel on the Chisholm Trail, has been completely refurbished and ...
Rush Springs is called the "Watermelon Capitol of the World". Rush Springs, Oklahoma has a Watermelon Festival each year on the second Saturday of August. Many farmers who live in the area grow watermelons and sell them during this ...
Silver City Cemetery
Silver City, was located just south of the Canadian River, where the Chisholm Trail crossed. It is known, that a Mexican family lived nearby and sold quirts (stock whips) to the cowboys before 1880.
William W ...
The Southerland Addition of Jeff Davis Park has been significant in the history of Rush Springs. The City purchased this property from the Southerland estate in 1988.
The first business on this location was th ...