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Western Oklahoma Map

101 Ranch/Cowboy Bill Pickett

101 Ranch Picture

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

Abert Expedition
American Indian Exposition
Anadarko Basin Museum of Natural History
Apache Historical Society Museum
Battle of the Wichita Village

Wichita Indian Village Picture

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

Battle of the Washita
Big Pasture

Location of Marker: On U.S. Highway 70, in Grandfield, Tillman County.

Covering more than 488,000 acres in present-day Comanche, Cotton and Tillman counties, the Big Pasture was leased to various cattlemen under the direction of the Seccretary of the Interior. Owned by the Comanches and Kiowas, the area was opened to homestead settlers in 1906 by sealed bids.

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

Black Kettle Museum
Boundary Line

Picture of Stillwater

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

Buffalo Springs

Buffalo Springs Picture

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

Caddo Heritage Museum
California Road

California Road Picture

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

California Trail
Camp Arbuckle

Camp Arbuckle Picture

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

Camp Comanche

Camp Comanche

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

Camp Radziminski

Radziminski Coat of Ams Picture

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

Camp Supply

Camp Supply Picture

Cantonment

Cantonment Stone Building Picture

Cement Museum/Jesse James Visitor Center
Cherokee Strip

Cherokee Strip Picture

Cheyenne Cultural Center
Chief Bugler's Grave
Chisholm Trail

Chisholm Trail Map

Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Chisholm Trail Historical Museum
Comanche Museum and Cultural Center
Cotton County Museum
Cowboy Hill

Location of Marker: On east side of U.S. Highway 77, south of Salt Fork River, Kay County.

Originally presented to the Cherokee Strip Cowpunchers Association in 1930 by Zack Miller of the famous 101 Ranch show, the plot has since been turned over to the Oklahoma Historical Society. Containing the graves of Miller and Jack Webb, a one-time "trick shot" in the show, it was planned to serve as the location for an annual reunion of "those who had ridden the range in the Strip."

Cyril Museum
Darlington

Cheyenne-Arapaho Agency Picture

Delaware Tribal Museum
Doan's Crosssing

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.

Dodge City Trail

Doan's Crossing Picture

Empire of Greer

Andrew Jackson Picture

Fort Arbuckle

Brigadier General Matthew Arbuckle Picture

Fort Cobb
Fort Reno
Fort Sill
Fort Sill National Historic Landmark
George C. Sibley Expedition

Location of Marker: About one-half mile east from the junction of State Highway 8 and State Highway 11, north of Cherokee, Alfalfa County.

Here, in the summer of 1811, a group composed of three white men, accompanied by six Osage Indians, were the first whites to view the Great Salt Plains. George C. Sibley, the leader of the expedition, described the geological phenomenon as a "perfect level plain covered in dry hot weather from 2 to 6 inches deep with a beautiful clean white salt."

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

Grand
Harmon County Historical Museum
Heartland of America Museum
Hinton Historical Museum & Parker House
Indian City USA
Jesse Chisholm
Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe Picture

Kingfisher Stage Station

Kingfisher Picture

Kiowa County Historical Museum
Kiowa Tribal Museum
Last Boomer Town

Boomer Camp Picture

Marlow Area Museum
Museum of the Great Plains
Museum of the Western Prairie
Nathan Boone

Captain Nathan Boone Picture

Oklahoma, The Indian State

Charles Curtis Picture

Oklahoma Museums
Old Greer County/ Museum and Hall of Fame

Old Greer County Picture

Old Greer County Museum & Hall of Fame
Mailing Address: 222 W. Jefferson
City: Mangum
Zip Code: 73554
Area Code: 580
Phone: 782-2852

Old Military Trail

Dragoon Expedition Picture

Old Town Museum Complex
Peace on the Plains

Chief Bugler's Grave

Location of Marker: On grounds between Quartz Mountain Lodge and Lake Altus, Quartz Mountain State Park, Kiowa County.

This is the grave site of William Gruber, the chief bugler of the Nineteenth Kansas Cavalry, who was accidentally killed on March 5, 1869, while the regiment was bivouacked nearby.

Philomathic Museum
Pioneer Heritage Townsite Center
Pioneer Museum Complex
Rock Mary

Rock Mary Picture

Run of '89 East Boundary

Oklahoma Territory Picture

Shortgrass Country Museum
Southern Plains Indian Museum
Steen's Butte

Steen's Buttes Picture

Stephens County Historical Museum
Tillman County Historical Museum
Washington Irving's Camp

Washington Irving's First Campsite Monument Picture

Washita County Museum
Western Cattle Trail

Location of Marker: About nine miles north and eight and three-quarter miles west of Buffalo, Harper County.

This was the westernmost of the famous cattle trails that crossed present-day Oklahoma. From a ford across the Red River at Doan's Crossing, the route ran northward, passing a series of springs and resting places, to Sherman's Ranch on the Kansas border. Relatively free of timber, the trail provided an easy route to the Kansas cattle towns across an area in which the Indians were eager to exchange pasturage for a few head of cattle.

Wichita Agency

Wichita Agency Picture

Map of Western Oklahoma Historical Markers and Museums

Museums & Events

American Indian Exposition
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 282
City: Anadarko
Zip Code: 73005
Area Code: 405
Phone: 284-6241
Anadarko Basin Museum of Natural History
Mailing Address: 204 N. Main
City: Elk City
Zip Code: 73644
Area Code: 580
Phone: 243-0437
Apache Historical Society Museum
Mailing Address: 101 W. Evans
City: Apache
Zip Code: 73006
Area Code: 580
Phone: 588-3392
Black Kettle Museum
Mailing Address: 101 S LL Males Ave.
City: Cheyenne
Zip Code: 73628
Area Code: 580
Phone: 497-3929
Caddo Heritage Museum
Mailing Address: Caddo Nation Complex
City: Binger
Zip Code: 73009
Area Code: 405
Phone 656-2344
Cement Museum & Jesse James Visitor Center
Mailing Address: 412 N. Main
City: Cement
Zip Code: 73017
Area Code: 405
Phone: 489-3633
Cheyenne Cultural Center
Mailing Address: 2250 NE Route 66
City: Clinton
Zip Code: 73601
Area Code: 580
Phone: 323-6224
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center
Mailing Address: 1000 Chisholm Trail Pkwy.
City: Duncan
Zip Code: 73534
Area Code: 580
Phone: 252-6692
Chisholm Trail Historical Museum
Mailing Address: US Hwy. 70 & US Hwy. 81
City: Waurika
Zip Code: 73573
Area Code: 580
Phone: 228-2166
Comanche Museum & Cultural Center
Physical Address: 701 NW Fereris Ave. (behind McMahon Auditorium)
City: Lawton
Zip Code: 73507
Area Code: 580
Phone: 353-0404
Cotton County Museum
Mailing Address: 116 N. Broadway
City: Walters
Zip Code: 73572
Area Code: 580
Phone: 875-3335
Cyril Museum
Mailing Address: Hwy. 277 & Main
City: Cyril
Zip Code: 73029
Area Code: 580
Phone: 464-2547
Delaware Tribal Museum
Mailing Address: Hwy. 281 N
City: Anadarko
Zip Code: 73005
Area Code: 405
Phone: 247-2448
Fort Sill National Historic Landmark
Mailing Address: 437 Quanah Rd.
City: Fort Sill
Zip Code: 73503
Area Code: 580
Phone: 442-5123
Harmon County Historical Museum
Mailing Address: 102 W. Broadway
City: Hollis
Zip Code: 73550
Area Code: 580
Phone: 688-9545
Heartland of America Museum
Physical Address: 1600 S. Frontage Road
City: Weatherford
Zip Code: 73096
Area Code: 580
Phone: 774-2212
Hinton Historical Museum & Parker House
Mailing Address: 300 Highway 281 S
City: Hinton
Zip Code: 73047
Area Code: 405
Phone: 542-3181
Indian City USA
Physical Address: 2.5 miles South of Anadarko on Highway 8
City: Anadarko
Zip Code: 73005
Area Code: 405
Phone: 247-2063
Kiowa County Historical Museum
Mailing Address: 518 S. Main
City: Hobart
Zip Code: 73651
Area Code: 580
Phone: 726-6202
Kiowa Tribal Museum
Mailing Address: Hwy. 9 W
City: Carnegie
Zip Code: 73015
Area Code: 580
Phone: 654-2300
Marlow Area Museum
Mailing Address: 127 W. Main
City: Marlow
Zip Code: 73055
Area Code: 580
Phone: 658-2212
Museum of the Great Plains
Mailing Address: 601 NW Ferris Ave.
City: Lawton
Zip Code: 73507
Area Code: 580
Phone: 581-3460
Don Hancock states "Museum of the Great Plains has a small indoor museum but a phenomenal "replicated" 1840s Fur Trade Station. This is a must see. The docent in the station and his volunteers are real mountain men and have extensive knowledge of the history of the area. They look back to the Coffee Trading Post, which was on the Red River southeast of Lawton. Coffee also had a trading post near Sherman/Denison and was married to a notorious personage in Texas history, Sophia Suttonfield Aughinbaugh Coffee Butt Porter.
Museum of the Western Prairie
Mailing Address: 1100 Memorial Dr.
City: Altus
Zip Code: 73521
Area Code: 580
Phone: 482-1044
Old Town Museum Complex
Mailing Address: 2717 W. Third
City: Elk City
Zip Code: 73644
Area Code: 580
Phone: 225-6266
Philomathic Museum
Mailing Address: 311 E. Main
City: Anadarko
Zip Code: 73005
Area Code: 405
Phone: 247-3240
Pioneer Heritage Townsite Center
Mailing Address: 201 N. 9th
City: Frederick
Zip Code: 73542
Area Code: 580
Phone: 335-5844
Pioneer Museum Complex
Mailing Address: City Park
City: Cheyenne
Zip Code: 73628
Area Code: 877
Phone: 497-3318 (toll free)
Shortgrass Country Museum
Mailing Address: 106 E. Poplar
City: Sayre
Zip Code: 73662
Area Code: 580
Phone: 928-5757
Southern Plains Indian Museum
Mailing Address: 715 E. Central
City: Anadarko
Zip Code: 73005
Area Code: 405
Phone: 247-6221
Stephens County Historical Museum
Mailing Address: Hwy. 81 & Beech
City: Duncan
Zip Code: 73534
Area Code: 580
Phone: 252-0717
Tillman County Historical Museum
Mailing Address: 201 N. 9th
City: Frederick
Zip Code: 73542
Area Code: 580
Phone: 335-5844
Washita County Museum
Mailing Address: 105 E. First
City: Cordell
Zip Code: 73635
Area Code: 580
Phone: 832-3681

 

 

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