A Sunday trip to Highway
On a lazy Sunday afternoon I found it was a good opportunity to visit my second historical marker, Highway, Oklahoma. The community of Highway is just 10 miles south of Elk City on Hwy 6, so it was a short trip.
In honor of the people who lived here from 1892 to 1957, and built this community.Community History (School excerpt)
Land for the memorial was giving by the children of Aud Xennemer. Art work by Joe R. Waldrop
Burl Bloomer Memorial
June 16, 1921, there was an election at Taylor school for the consolidation of Taylor and Sadler schools and parts of Ural and Poarch schools. It carried by a vote of 108 for and 54 against.
July 2, 1921, school bond election in the new consolidated district carried by a vote for 105 for and 34 against.
July 15, 1921, the new consolidated district had its first annual meeting. They voted for an eight month term of school this first year. The name selected for the new district was "Highway"
Side note on Highway 6 construction:
This American elm tree is dedicated to the memory of Burl Bloomer, a former Graduate of Highway school who was killed in the Murrah Building Bombing on April 19, 1995, in Oklahoma City.
This tree is a graft from the survivor tree that survived the bombing at that location.
More work is being done on Hwy 6. They are in the process of creating a 4 lane corridor from I-40 (Elk City) to Altus. From my last time down Hwy 6, it's 4 lane from Elk City to Hwy 55 at the Carter turn off, and 4 lane from south of Granite to Altus. This current round of construction is between the two Hwy 55 and Hwy 6 intersections.
2004 Oklahoma State Highway Map (3.71 MB)