Peter Conser House

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Location of Site: Four miles south and three and one-half miles west of Heavener, LeFlore County.

Open Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays.

Born in the Choctaw Nation in the 1850s, Peter Conser was a long-time law-enforcement official among the Choctaws, serving as a deputy sheriff, sheriff and leader of the Choctaw Lighthorsemen. He wa also elected a senator in the Choctaw Legislature. Conser and the men who served under his direction did much to ensure peace among the Indians. His home has been restored to illustrate life as it was in the Choctaw National before statehood.

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

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