Colony


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ColonyOne of the oldest towns in Western Oklahoma founded in 1886 by John Seger and the Cheyenne-Arapaho on the banks of Cobb Creek. Seger Indian Industrial School operated here from 1892 until 1932.Local tradition holds this was a starting point for the Land run of 1892.Dutch Reformed Misson opened here in 1895. Post Office established Jan. 8, 1896. Buildings in this block built in 1920"s by Fred Kauger and restored by Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Yvonne Kauger.Long before the 20th Century, Native Americans occupied the surrounding land c. 904-1400 A.D. George Bent lived in the area and is buried nearby.Pow.Wows held here since late 1930's by Cheyenne-Arapaho TribesOklahoma Historical Society229-1997


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Located From Cordell, Ok. east on OK 152 15 miles to Ok 54 left 4 miles, right 3 miles on OK 54 B, marker is located on the right side, on the corner of Seger and Arapaho.Colony, Oklahoma , Washita County.Colony is a town located in (Click link for more info and facts about Washita County, Oklahoma) Washita County, Oklahoma. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 147


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Store is in Colony with Fred Kauger 1904 Two more store located on this block.

Located on the Seger and Arapaho on left side of Seger

John Kauger Memorial Park has a sign and pavilion Located on the Corner of Seger & Watan on left side of Seger

http://oklahomawomensecondpage.blogspot.com/2005/02/kauger-yvonne.html

Just Yvonne Kauger,is a fourth generation Oklahoma from Colony, Ok. She served as Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court from January 1997 to December of 1998

http://www.oscn.net/oscn/schome/kauger.htm

http://www.ok-history.mus.ok.us/enc/settlement.htm Mennonites settle in Corn, Colony and Bessie

BENT, George July 7, 1843 May 19, 1918 Colony Indian Cemetery, Colony, OK.

http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v010/v010p348.html

http://www.rootsweb.com/~okwashit/school/seger.htm Seger Indian industrial School

http://www.ok-history.mus.ok.us/enc/relig.htm Dutch reformed Mission and Seger Colony

Tee Pee's are located in the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal park,East Seger,Colony, Ok These pictures were taken Labor Day Sept. 5, 2005. I spoke to a man and ask him why all the people in the park. He told me that it was a Pow Wow. It is held here every Labor day Weekend. Cheyenne-Arapaho Pow Wow. Labor Day Festival. located on Seger on right side

www.crazycrow.com/events_nativeamerican/sep2005.php

September 2-5, 2005: Cheyenne-Arapaho Labor Day Powwow Location: Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal Park, East Seger, Colony, OK 73021 Event Detail: Gourd dancing at 2 pm, Grand entry promptly at 8 pm, dance contests, volleyball, horseshoes, Leslie Sage Cheyenne Princess, Anna Helen Spottedwolf, Arapaho Princess.

Cheyenne & Arapaho Labor Day Powwow,Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal Park

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Cheyenne-Arapaho Labor Day Powwow Cheyenne-Arapaho Labor Day Powwow John Kauger Memorial Park John Kauger Memorial Park

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