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Location: three miles west of Davis, one mile south of Indian Meridian/Base Line intersection (DAR)
Captain Randolph Marcy established Fort Arbuckle in April 1851. From this major army post, Marcy and George B. McClellan, later the commander in chief of the Army of the Potomac, set out to explore the source of the Red River. The post was abandoned to Confederate forces in May of 1861. After being garrisoned by US troops after the Civil War, Fort Arbuckle was abandoned in 1870.
Location: two miles south of Lindsay on SH-76 in Erin Springs
Constructed by Frank Murray, who had settled in Indian Territory in the early 1870s, the home became one of the most imposing mansions in the region. When Murray first arrived in the area there was only a small one-room shack on the bank of the Washita River, which served as a stage station, and the four-room log cabin. However, Murray soon acquired vast holdings (one field alone was three miles wide and five miles long) and built the mansion for his growing family. Occupying a prominent position on a hill, the home was furnished with all the luxuries of the period and soon became the social center of the region.
Location: on Hwy 7 (Broadway Street) in the city of Sulphur
Springs in this area were first used by American Indians, wildlife, and cattlemen. In 1902 Sulphur Springs Reservation was founded, renamed Platt National Park in 1906, and became part of Chickasaw National Recreation Area in 1976. The town was moved twice to its present site in the 1920s and 1930s. Sulphur was famous for its mineral waters.
Location: on OK-19 at intersection with Williams Street in Maysville
Wiley Post lived with his family in Maysville during his childhood. In 1933 he became the first person to fly solo around the earth. He also invented the pressurized flying suit and discovered the jet stream. He is considered one of the greatest pioneers in aviation.
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