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Bond of Friendship

Pawnee County
Location: in the town of Skedee
Material: Granite

Bond of Friendship. Welcome to Skedee.


Pawnee County
Location: on US-64 at Triangle Oil and Historical Museum in Cleveland
Topics: Petroleum, Urban Development, Territorial Period 1861–1907, Industry/Business

The town of Cleveland became a boomtown in 1904 when oil was discovered nearby.

Cleveland-Pioneer Oil City

Pawnee County
Location: on US-64 and OK-99 in Cleveland
Topics: Urban Development, Petroleum, Territorial Period 1861–1907, American Indians, Natural Resources

Cleveland, established in 1894, was named for President Grover Cleveland. It became an early boomtown after oil was discovered in the immediate vicinity and in nearby Osage County in the early twentieth century.

Pawnee Agency

Pawnee County
Location: on US-64 west of Pawnee
Material: Aluminum
Topics: American Indians, Government, Land Openings, Settlement Patterns, Territorial Period 1861–1907

Established in 1874, the agency supervised the Pawnee Indians who sold their lands in Nebraska and bought a reservation in present-day Pawnee County. The unallotted surplus lands of the Pawnee Reservation were opened to settlement in September 1893.

Skedee Monument

Pawnee County
Location: in town of Skedee
Topics: American Indians, Petroleum, Natural Resources, Social/Cultural, Folklife

Likenesses of Osage Chief Bacon Rind and Colonel E. E. Walters commemorate the cooperation of two different cultures. For many years, Walters served as the public auctioneer for oil lease rights on 160-acre tracts of the Osage Reservation, the revenue from which was distributed to the more than 2,000 Osage headrights. The auctions were held under the "million-dollar elm.

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