Oklahoma Historic Places Database


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Bake Oven

This brick oven was constructed with the new bakery erected at Fort Gibson about 1863 to supply the garrison with fresh bread. **

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Entering Indian Territory

In 1833, this area ceded Quapaw tribe by U.S. Lands near granted Indians of 20 tribes including Seneca, Shawnee, Peoria, Miami, Ottawa, Wyandot. Wealth came to the Quapaw and to other Indians here from discovery of rich lead and zinc mines beginning 1905. Oklahoma Historical Society 164 - 1995.

Kingfisher Stage Station

This stage station on the old Chisholm Trail, 1867-1889, was 4 blocks no., on south side of Kingfisher Creek. The trail had two branches in this area; one for cattle was 6 miles east

Battle of Chustenahlah

This site 3.5 miles N.W. is where Col Jas. McIntosh, 2nd Ark. Mtd. Rifles, routed loyal Union Indian forces, Dec. 26, 1861. The battle opened with fire fro the Indian line on Patriot's Hill, 2 mi S.W. The loyal Union Indians finally fled to Kansas. Oklahoma Historical Society 167-1995.

Pioneer Telephone Building

This building was constructed in 1900 by the Anheuser Busch Brewing Association of St. Louis, Missouri. In 1922, the building was restored similar to its original appearance by Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

Cowboy Hill

Given in 1930 by Zack Miller to Cherokee Strip Punchers Association as place for annual reunion of those who had ridden the range in the Strip. (1959) Zack Miller, Jack Webb and Sam Stigall are buried here.

   

A work in progress ...

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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