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Rev. Jesse Bushyhead Grave

Sacred to the memory of Rev. Jesse Bushyhead Born in the old Cherokee nation. Sept. 1804 Died in the present Cherokee Nation July 17, 1844.

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Glenn Pool World Greatest Oil

Glenn Pool opened on November 22, 1905. About one-half mile northwest of this point, Robert Galbreath and Frank Chesley brought in the Ida E. Glenn No. 1 Oil Well. This began the great growth of the oil industry in the city of Tulsa and the state of Oklahoma.

Cleveland - Pioneer Oil City

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

CCC - Osage Mountain

Civilian conservation corps and Osage Hills State Park Pawhuska - Bartlesville Oklahoma This park was created between 1936 and 1939 by members of the civilian conservation corps company 895. The 830 acre park is unique as well as beautiful. All construction of cabins, buildings, and bridges was done with native stone by highly skilled workmen of the CCC. This CCC company was one of many ...

Shattuck Windmill Museum & Park

When you visit us here in northwest Oklahoma you will find 45 vintage windmills and one wind generator on a 4 acre site at the junction of Highways 283 and 15. Because so many settlers in this area could find no trees for lumber, many lived in dugouts for a year or two. So we have reconstructed a half-dugout of local caliche rock with a sod roof which is furnished as it might have been in 19 ...

Run of '89 - North Boundary

Run Of '89 North Boundary. At the opening of "Old Oklahoma," April 22, 1889, this was the north line for the Run starting at 12 o'clock noon. Prairies and hills in the 2,000,000 acre tract, south, were peopled by tens of thousands, homes were planted and tent cities sprang up before nightfall.

Run of '89 - North Boundary

Run Of '89 North Boundary. At the opening of "Old Oklahoma," April 22, 1889, this was the north line for the Run starting at 12 o'clock noon. Prairies and hills in the 2,000,000 acre tract, south, were peopled by tens of thousands, homes were planted and tent cities sprang up before nightfall.

First Gas Processing Plant West of the Mississippi

The beginning of Oklahoma's famous oil boom brought the need for processing facilities located near the source of the raw material. Kiefer, Oklahoma, the closest unloading point on the Frisco Railroad to the newly opened oil fields, was the site selected for the first casing-head gas-treating plant which extracted gasoline from wet gas, west of the Mississippi River. The location of the plant ...

   

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This database is provided to help you explore the great state of Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Historic Places Database is an on going project started on May 19, 2005. The information provided here was entered in by volunteers who visited or did research about each location. Some historic places may not have any information yet or even be listed. Though we strive for accuracy, some information could be incorrect.

The Oklahoma Historical Society (www.okhistory.org) provides a list on their web site of all the historic markers in Oklahoma. However at the time we started this project this list only contained the name of the marker and which county it was in. We used this list (as of February 16, 2005) to seed the Oklahoma Historic Places Database. (If you would like a copy of our seed list, visit here.)

Multiple sources including various books, internet web sites, and museum visits provide the information used to build the Oklahoma Historic Places Database.

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Exploring Oklahoma History is a labor of love for the great state of Oklahoma.

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