Entering Indian Territory

Home of the Five Civilized Tribes. Ft. Smith, founded 1817, was first U.S. fort in Ind. Ter. Along here the first highway in Oklahoma, 56 mi. from Ft. Smith to Ft. Gibson, was completed in 1827. Gen. Zachary Taylor, stationed at these posts in 1841-45 and later President of U.S. traveled this highway.
One U.S. Highway 64, just west of Arkansas border at Moffett, Sequoyah County *
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* Directions from Mark of Heritage by Muriel H. Wright.