- 100th Meridian Oklahoma/Texas State Line
The 100th meridian first marked the boundary between the Republic of Texas and the vast Louisiana Purchase establishing this boundary was one of the most far reaching events in which the nation engaged. In 1927 the U.S. Supreme Court established the OK/TX state line along this boundary. The 100th meridian chapter, NSDAR dedicated this project to identify this state line located 4 miles west of Hollis, OK, on U.S. highway 62. Sponsored by the Harmon Co. Historical Society Dedicated by 100th Meridian Chapter NSDAR July 1991 Top ...
Harmon county #landmark #map #oklahoma #stateline #texas
- Antelope Hills
Located 30 miles northwest of Cheyenne, this was a familiar landmark in early American history, once marking the international boundary line between the United States and Mexico.
Roger Mills county #landmark
- Black Mesa
Black Mesa is a mesa that extends from Mesa de Maya in Colorado southeasterly 28 miles (45 km) along the north bank of the Cimarron River, crossing the northeast corner of New Mexico to end at the confluence of the Cimarron and Carrizo Creek near Kenton in the Oklahoma panhandle. Its highest elevation is over 5,700 feet (1,737 m) in Colorado; in New Mexico it attains 5,239 feet (1,597 m); and in northwestern Cimarron County, Oklahoma, it reaches 4,973 feet (1,516 m), the highest point in that state. The summit is believed to have formed ...
Cimarron county #landmark
- Black Post
Black Post Early Day Landmark.
Washita county #landmark
- Bull Elk Statue
Bull Elk Statue
Beckham county #landmark #statue
- Cavanal Hill
Cavanal Hill, the World's Highest Hill, Elevation 1999 ft.
LeFlore county #geology #landmark
- Dinosaur Quarry
Statue of a dinosaur bone found in the area
Cimarron county #dinosaur #landmark #quarry
- Dinosaur Tracks
Located on private property, dinosaur tracks have been preserved in sandstone creek beds and are available for viewing during daylight hours. Be sure to walk down into the creek bed to see two sets of tracks.
Cimarron county #dinosaur #landmark
- Farmers and Merchants National Bank
The Farmers and Merchants National Bank is the oldest bank in Kingfisher county, built shortly after the Land Run of 1889. List on the Register of Historic Places.
Kingfisher county #bank #landmark #nrhp
- Gloss Mountains
A recreational-educational park that is accessible for hiking and picnicking from sunrise to sunset. Facilities include a restroom, picnic pavilions, picnic tables, grills, public water supply, handicap trail to historical marker, and a hiking trail from base parking lot to the top of Cathedral Mountain and across the mesa to view the valley floor and Lone Peak Mountain. Points of interest include land geography, geological formations, selenite gypsum, scenery and wildlife. This range is also known as the Glass Mountains.
Major county #landmark #state park
- Guardian of the Plains
Pride in Sapulpa Project, "Guardian of the Plains" In celebration of the Oklahoma Centennial. Erected by the Sapulpa Chamber of Commerce. Sculptor: Jim Gilmore and Dedicated: November 16, 2007.
Creek county #buffalo #landmark #statue
- In This Vicinity Coronado Passed 1541
In This Vicinity Coronado Passed 1541. Erected by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Oklahoma 1936
Beaver county #landmark
- Initial Point
Initial point is the name given to a 54 inch stone monument that marks the spot where all land in Oklahoma, except for the panhandle, Kansas, and Nebraska were surveyed to open lands to white settlement. This point made it possible to number townships east and west of the Indian Meridian, and to number ranges north and south from the Base Line. This point is still used, either directly or indirectly, to describe real estate transactions in the state. Listed in the national register 10/6/1970.*
Garvin county #landmark #nrhp
- Jay Buckle Spring
Jay Buckle Springs are named after the Jay Buckle Ranch, whose headquarters were near this locally famous watering hole.
Greer county #landmark
- Korn to Corn
Corn has it roots in the Cheyenne-Arapaho Land Run of 1892. Native Americans had earlier been able to choose their sites. Soon after a Mennonite Missionary at Shelly Took note of unclaimed land and invited German-Russian Mennonites of South Central Kansas to homestead in this area. Thirteen arrived and selected land along. Coffee Creek, Two miles west of present Corn. By fall of 1893, forty families had settled. More families came in 1894-1895. They brought the Turkey Red Wheat which would bring Oklahoma into the Wheat Belt of America. ...
Washita county #landmark #pioneer
- Lane Cabin / Birth-Place of Beaver
Birth-Place of Beaver Park. Old Jones & Plummer Trading Post. Original Sod House Est. 1880.
Beaver county #landmark #park #sod house #trading post #trail
- Lugert, Oklahoma
Bird Eye View of Lugert, OK 1908 Lugert, Oklahoma Austrian Immigrant, Frank Lugert (1868~1958) Founded the town of Lugert when the Kiowa~Comanche~Apache Reservation opened for settlement in 1901. Mr. Lugert ran the Post Office, train depot, and the general store. The town with a peak population of over 400, thrived until 1912 when a tornado destroyed a significant number of homes and business. The town continued to exist until 1941 when the W.C. Austin Dam was completed for the Lugert~Altus Irrigation District and water ...
Kiowa county #landmark #pioneer
- Monument Hill / Chisholm Trail Lookout Point
Monument Hill Chisholm Trail Lookout PointHardships tested the mettle of men on the trail. Sever weather at times mad conditions hazardous as well as miserable and there was always the treat of stampedes caused by a bolt of lightning a loud clap of thunder or the trickery of raiders. The scattering of cattle meant that there would be no rest for drovers until the strays were rounded up. Millions of longhorns were driven northward across the plains to railheads in Kansas during the period 1867 - 1889. The great cattle drives not ...
Jefferson county #chisholm trail #drover #landmark
- Mt. Scott
Located on the eastern edge of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Mount Scott is one of Oklahoma's most prominent mountains. A 3.5 mile paved road leads to the summit and a breathtaking view of southwest Oklahoma. The peak towers 2,465 feet above sea level. Bring your camera!
Comanche county #geography #landmark
- No Man's Land (US 64)
You are now entering old No Man's Land Colorado Kansas 37th parallel called No Man's Land until 1890 known then as Beaver County Became the Panhandle of Okla: Statehood 1907 TEXAS STATE LINE 36° 30' PARALELL The 37th parallel was chosen as the southern boundary of Colorado and Knasas. New Mexico's eastern boundary was the 103rd meridian by the Missouri Compromise. Texas came into the Union with 36° 30' parallel as their northern boundary. This northern boundary of Texas is the only state boundary in the Union set by the ...
Beaver county #landmark
- Old Greer County
When the United States purchased Louisianna Territory from France, 1803, Upper portion of Red River as far west as 100th meridian designated as southern boundary. US War Department, 1852, sent Captain R.B. Marcy with military detachment to find source of Red River. Lt. George B. McClellan, second in command. This group followed North Fork of Red River. Hence, calim of Texas that north fork was boundary. During 1860, Texas designated all lands east of 100th meridian, between Praire Dog Town and North Forks of Red River as Greer ...
Greer county #landmark
- Parker Drilling Rig #114
The Parker Drilling Rig #114 dominates the sky line in Elk City. One of the world's tallest oil rigs.
Beckham county #landmark #oil
- Reeves Brothers Casino
Reeves Brothers Casino One of the most notorious gambling houses of the Southwest, opened in a tent April 23, 1889. Soon a frame building went up later replaced by brick. The owners claimed their doors never closed, day or night for 15 years. When closed by prohibition in 1907, a key could not be found. Inside a sign proclaimed: "We the citizens of Guthrie are law-abiding people. But to anyone coming here looking for trouble, we always keep it in stock with a written guarantee that we will give you a decent burial. We will wash ...
Logan county #casino #landmark #western
- Rock Cafe
Route 66 Roadside Attraction. Rock Cafe, Stroud, Oklahoma. National Register of Historic Places, established in 1939. Built with rock unearthed during the paving of Route 66.
Lincoln county #cafe #landmark #route66
- Rock Mary
Most prominent Oklahoma landmark seen on California Road by Capt. R. B. Marcy. First visited May 23, 1849, and U.S. flag raised on the peak by Lts. M. P. Harrison (brother of Pres. Benj. Harrison) and J.H. Simpson. Named in honor of 17 yr. Mary Conway, grand daughter of Arkansas Gov. Conway and cousin of President James Madison. 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 ...
Caddo county #landmark #trail
- Roman Nose Resort Park
Once a favorite area of the Cheyenne tribe, this area is a scenic retreat set on a canyon bluff that overlooks ancient mesas. Towering cedars, buffalo grass, and wild blue sage add to the beauty of the legendary setting, and to the enjoyment of numerous recreational activities.
Blaine county #landmark #state park
- Shade's Well
Site two miles south. From this famous well, cattlemen watered their herds of thousands of stock while waiting shipment over the Rock Island Railroad after long trail drives to the end of the track near old Tyrone. The well was located by J. L. Shade and H. B. Fore in 1888. It was managed by Zachariah Cain / to 1901 ~ end of cattle trail days.
Texas county #cattle #landmark
- Skirvin Hotel
First Opened in 1911. Two 10-story towers housed 224 rooms when the hotel first opened. A third tower was added in 1930 and the structure raised to 14 stories, increasing the number of guest rooms to 525. The hotel closed in 1988, but remains on the National Register of Historic Places. The hotel reopened on Feb 26, 2007.
Oklahoma county #architecture #hotel #landmark
- Star Springs
The Starr Springs area was first settled by the Benjamin Cooper family in 1834. It was the site of the Andrew Adair and George Washington Adair massacre in 1853. The springs along with Shell Creek are the main sources for the headwaters of Sallisaw Creek. They were named for George Harlan Starr who purchased the property in 1867. He is buried in a family plot in the vicinity. On May 12, 1911, the City of Stilwell entered into a lease agreement with George Harlan Starr's son, Samuel J. Starr and his wife Ruth, to supply water from ...
Adair county #landmark #spring
- The Altus - Jackson County Well
The Altus - Jackson County Well - Hand dug in 1889-90 by Mr. Sam Neal who homesteaded the lands that comprise downtown Altus this well was 35 feet deep and was walled with brink. Rediscovered in 1989, this restoration project has been a part of the "89" centennial celebration for the state of Oklahoma.
Jackson county #landmark #well
- The American Flag - Rock Mary
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
Caddo county #landmark #trail
- Twin Mounds Pioneer Cemetery
Twin Mounds Community and Twin Mounds Cemetery First called Posey, town dated to 1880s and then was renamed for notesd landmark. Citizens moved to Mounds in 1903 when R.R. bypassed town. 1905 discovery of oil nearby on Glenn farm led to boom that lasted into 1920s. Thos. Gilcrease's allotment was nearby. Area's first cemetery remains.
Tulsa county #cemetery #landmark #town
- W. C. Austin
W.C. Austin Whose Life was completely dedicated to the service of his God, His Country, His Community and His Fellow Man. Who never turned away from a call for his helping hand. Who asked as his reward for accomplishment only another chance to serve. Loved and respected by all who had the privilege of knowing him, the citizens of Oklahoma united in dedicating to him this monument and the irrigation works comprising the project which now so rightly bears his name. Originally ...
Kiowa county #landmark #pioneer
- Washington Irving's Camp
Washington Irving's Camp Near here, 1832. Washington Irving hunted wild horses, an exciting event described in his book on his Oklahoma tour as "Ringing the Wild Horse." In party were H.L. Ellsworth, U. S. Comm., Chas. J. Latrobe, Engish writer, and Swiss Count. Albert de Portales Oklahom Historical Society and State Highway Commission 1949 Small Marker: The Washington Iriving , Party and a Troop of U. S. Rangers Encamped on this spot, Oct 24, 1832 Erected by the Arcadia Public School and Oklahoma City DAR
Oklahoma county #expedition #landmark
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