Doan's Crossing

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Location of Marker: Six miles west and six miles south of Tipton, Tillman County.

It was at this location, where the Texas Cattle Trail crossed the Red River, that C.F. Doan maintained an extensive mercantile operation. Though the store was on the Texas side of the river, the crossing became known as Doan's Crossing. It was last used in 1895, but during its existence over 19,000,000 head of cattle crossed here on their way to markets in Kansas.

The above information is from the book, Mark of Heritage, by Muriel H. Wright, courtesy of Oklahoma Historical Society.

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