Ft. Smith - Ft. Towson Military Road
This road extended through the Choctaw Nation over 130 miles of rugged terrain and raging streams. It was blazed by Col. Robert Bean and constructed by Captain John Stuart and used to carry supplies and move troops and emigrants through the region. The route crossed the Winding Stair Mtn. at this point.
Eastern Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission 1975.
On the Talimena Scenic Drive. Located on OK-1 east of US-271 junction.