The American Flag - Rock Mary


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The American Flag
Rock Mary
From this point on May 23, 1849 the Flag of the United States was unfurled by Lts.J. H. Simpson and M.P. Harrison who gave this Rock it name. By this act they established this as a famous landmark relied on by countless thousands of western emigrants.
Oklahoma Historical Society, 1960


Directions:

66 & U.S. 281 (or I-40 & U.S. 281)
Go south 4 miles to down town Hinton, Ok
At the junction of U.S. 281 & OK 37
Go west 1.5 mi. the north .5 mi. the west 2 mi.
Then south 1.5 mi.
This point will be several hundred yards west of Rock Mary. (On Private Property)


35.460160, -98.425675
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2nd Marker: Rock Mary
May 23, 1840
This odd and unusual land feature was named on that date by Lieuts. J. H. Simpson and M.F. Harrison when they visited this site, planted a Flag on the crest and named the Rock for 17 year belle, Mary Conway, emigrant.
Oklahoma Historical Society, 1960

More information can be obtained from the Hinton Historical Society and Museum. P.O. box 2, Hinton, Oklahoma 73047

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