Bernard de la Harpe 1719


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This French Explorer, seeking trade with the Wichita Indians, came north from Louisiana, on August 25, 1719, he camped three miles east of Hartshorne and the next day, following Gains Creek, passed here on his way to the Canadian River and the Wichita Villages to the north.


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intersection of US 270 and McCabe Rd. west of Wilburton, Oklahoma

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