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In 1976 the Oklahoma Historical Society published Mark of Heritage. Written by Muriel Wright, George Shirk, and Kenny Franks, this publication contains information about historic sites and historical markers in Oklahoma.
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Chisholm Trail
Stephens County
A pioneer merchant, trader, and explorer, Jesse Chisholm, a mixed-blood Cherokee, established a trail through western Indian Territory before the Civil War. Texas cattlemen used the trail until the late 1880s to move millions of cattle to northern markets. The trail ran from Montague County, Texas, to Abilene, Kansas.
Located on OK-7, two miles east of Duncan

Chisholm Trail
Stephens County
See Chisholm Trail
Located on US-81 in Memorial Park in Duncan

Indian Baseline Monument
Stephens County
All land descriptions in Oklahoma except the Panhandle are designated from the Indian Meridian and the Base Line. The survey which established the line was made by E. N. Darling from Texas to Kansas in 1870.
Located on US-81 in Memorial Park in Duncan

Old Military Trail
Stephens County
The trail of Captain Randolph Marcy and the Dragoon Expeditions of the 1830s crossed Beaver Creek at the Rock Creek Crossing in southwestern Stephens County.
Located on Old US-8, six miles south of Duncan

Sheriff Died in Line of Duty
Stephens County
On May 12, 1930, Stephens County Sheriff W.A. "Wal" Williams was wounded in a gun battle with outlaws here. He died the following day. Five of the combatants were shot, and two died. The incident was called the "Gunfight at Gatlin" for the nearby school.
Located at US-81 and OK-7 intersection north of Duncan

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