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Battle of Turkey Springs
Location: on US-64, two miles east of Camp Houston
The last known encounter between American Indians and the federal government in Oklahoma occurred in this area on September 13–14, 1878. Units of the 4th Cavalry battled with Northern Cheyennes led by Dull Knife and Little Wolf as they fled Indian Territory to return to the north. An Arapaho scout and three soldiers were killed.
Location: at southeast corner of the county courthouse in Alva (DAR)
The 1,600 bricks in the wall list the names of past and present Woods County families and commemorate the centennial of the opening of the Cherokee Outlet in 1893.
Location: at intersection of Flynn and Post Office streets in Alva (DAR)
The first land office in the Cherokee Outlet was located here.
Location: on US-64, one mile west of Camp Houston
The son of frontiersman Daniel Boone, Nathan Boone, led an expedition to Indian Territory and through this area in 1843.
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