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Fort Supply Historic Site
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Fort Supply Historic Site includes five original buildings and a replica of the 1868 stockade.
The 1875 ordnance sergeant’s quarters and the 1882 civilian employee quarters are picket-style log buildings. These structures are rare examples of a once-common frontier construction method using vertical logs. The 1878 commanding officer’s quarters and the duplex 1882 officers’ quarters are the only frame houses left on Officers’ Row. Built in 1892, the guardhouse was the only brick building erected by the army at Fort Supply. The restored and refurnished guardhouse contains an exhibit area featuring artifacts, photographs, and graphics. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Fort Supply Historic Site is open by appointment only, and is managed by the Friends of Historic Fort Supply. Visit www.historic-fort-supply.org for more information.
History of the Fort
Camp Supply was established in late 1868 for the winter campaign against the Plains Indians in western Indian Territory. The military presence was felt for the next twenty-five years as soldiers patrolled the region in an effort to contain the tribes and keep out trespassers. Buffalo hunters, timber and horse thieves, whiskey traders, and boomers were a continual threat to stability in Indian Territory. Troops escorted cattle drives and protected the stage coaches, freight haulers, and travelers as they moved along the trails. Fort Supply was closed in 1894.
Visit The Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture to find out more about Fort Supply.
The officers’ quarters and the civilian employee quarters
The commanding officer’s quarters and the guardhouse