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B. B. McKinney Cabin
Murray County
Location: at the Falls Creek Conference Center at Turner Falls south of Davis (OBHC)
The legendary Southern Baptist composer, who directed music at Falls Creek from 1925 to 1947, wrote the song, "Wherever He Leads I'll Go," in this cabin.

Boulder Springs
Murray County
Location: at Falls Creek Conference Center at Turner Falls south of Davis (OBHC)
The springs were formerly known as the "Devil's Bathtub," due to the unique shape of the pool.

Cross Section
Murray County
Location: on I-35 at scenic turnout between mile markers 49 and 50
Explains the Arbuckle Mountain Anticline geological structure. A nearby marker explains that the technique of oil exploration using reflection seismograph was born here.

Falls Creek Memorial Park
Murray County
Location: at Falls Creek Conference Center at Turner Falls south of Davis (OBHC)
Baptist leaders prayed here to dedicate the grounds to Baptist youth in 1917.

George A. Ramsey
Murray County
Location: at Turner Falls
George Ramsey, using prison labor, initiated construction of the highway through the Arbuckle Mountains in 1925–1926.

Governor Cyrus Harris
Murray County
Location: on US-177, eight miles south of Sulphur
After adoption of a new constitution in 1856, the Chickasaws elected Cyrus Harris as the first governor of the Chickasaw Nation, a position he held for twenty-two years. Speaking both Chickasaw and English fluently, Harris was an interpreter at several early Chickasaw removal councils and represented the tribe in Washington, DC, in the 1850s.

Initial Point/Indian Meridian
Murray County
Location: near OK-7 in the Arbuckle Mountains west of Davis
Initial Point marks the exact location of the intersection of the north-south Indian Meridian and the east-west Base Line. Following the 1866 treaties with the Five Civilized Tribes, who agreed to the survey of their lands, the General Land Office in 1870 directed E. N. Darling to select the Indian Point (near Fort Arbuckle). The two lines he ran represent the basis of all future land descriptions in Oklahoma except the Panhandle. The rough stone pillar that marks Indian Point is on private land.

Oklahoma, Where Reflection Seismograph Was Born
Murray County
Location: the Turner Falls Scenic Turnout on Highway 77
Sponsored by: Oklahoma-Kansas Oil and Gas Association
Material: Granite
Oklahoma is the birthplace of the reflection seismic technique of oil exploration. This geophysical method records reflected seismic waves as they travel through the earth, helping to find oil-bearing formations. It has been responsible for the discovery of many of the world's largest oil and gas fields, containing billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas. Pioneering research and development was led by Dr. J. C. Karcher, an Oklahoma physicist. The Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma were selected for a pilot survey of the technique and equipment because an entire geologic section from the basal permain to the basement mass of granite is exposed here. This survey followed limited testing in June 1921 in the outskirts of Oklahoma City. Verification and confirmation testing was conducted in the Arbuckles beginning July 4, 1921, by Dr. Karcher and Dr. W. P. Haseman, Dr. D. W. O'Hern, and Dr. Irving Perrine, of the University of Oklahoma. Results were promising. The world's first reflection seismograph geological section was measured on August 9, 1921, along Vines Branch a few miles north of Dougherty near here. The reflection technique has become the major method of energy exploration throughout the world. By 1983 more than 80 percent of the members of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists in 112 countries were involved in reflection seismography.

Platt National Park
Murray County
Location: on OK-7 in Sulphur
Material: Granite
In the 1930s, young men of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 808 built this park which became the only national park ever located in Oklahoma. The area is now part of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

Price's Falls
Murray County
Location: at Falls Creek (OBHC)
In 1916, Baptist leaders saw a picture of the falls and wanted to purchase the land for a Baptist assembly. Price's Falls was not available, so Baptists bought land farther up the mountain and named it Falls Creek Baptist Assembly. In 1998, the Price's Falls area finally became part of the Baptists' Falls Creek complex.

Murray County
Location: at Turner Falls
Mineral water from sulphur springs in the area were first used by wildlife, Indians, and cattlemen. In 1902, Sulphur Springs Reservation was established. The area was renamed Platt National Park in 1906 and became part of the Chickasaw National Recreation Area in 1976. The site of the town of Sulphur was moved twice in the 1920s and 1930s.

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