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Fort Arbuckle

Garvin County
Location: three miles west of Davis, one mile south of Indian Meridian/Base Line intersection (DAR)
Sponsored by: Daughters of the American Revolution
Material: Aluminum
Topics: Military, Westward Expansion 1803–1861

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.

Murray-Lindsay Mansion

Garvin County
Location: two miles south of Lindsay on SH-76 in Erin Springs
Topics: Territorial Period 1861–1907, Family/Household, Social/Cultural, Transportation, Agriculture

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.

Wiley Post

Garvin County
Location: on OK-19 at intersection with Williams Street in Maysville
Material: Granite
Topics: Social/Cultural, Industry/Business, Manufacturing, Early Statehood 1907–1941, Transportation

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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