Cleveland - Pioneer Oil City


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July 2, 1904, The Lowery No. 1 came in just S. of Cleveland opening the Cleveland Sand and creating Oklahoma's first oil boom town. Here also was Jordan's fort built in 1886 by Col. J.W. Jordan Cherokee agent and deputy U.S. marshal to keep Boomers out of Cherokee Outlet. Oklahoma Historical Society 161-1995


Directions:

Hwy-99 & Hwy-64 West 1-1/4 mi. Near Cleveland, Oklahoma. Marker is in front of a building on south side of road.


36.305098, -96.486510
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* photo provided by Dennis McGill

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