Monthly Archives: September 2013

Battle of the Washita

Battle of the Washita

Satanta Kiowa Chief who murdered Clara Blinn and her son Willie

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Beale Wagon Road

beale Wagon road

Justin Walker Rodger Mills, County Commissioner for District 2, left and Dr. David Miller, of Norman, Oklahoma are standing at two signs that have been placed near the wooden bridge site where Lt. Beale built his bridge in 1858. These are the first two signs up, with many more to come.

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Battle of the Washita

Battle of the Washita

Robbie Mabra of Cheyenne, Oklahoma left and Dr. David Miller right of Norman, Oklahoma are standing at the first two headstone markers of the soldiers that died at the Battle of the Washita; that have been placed at the Custer Bend Snakey Bend Cemetery. The big sign is on the other side of the hill in the background.

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Battle of the Washita

Battle of the Washita

The first two headstone markers will be placed at the Custer Bend Snakey Bend Cemetery northeast of Cheyenne, Oklahoma on Tuesday September 17,2013. Those present: Jack Beale Smith, David Miller, members of the Rodger Mills Historical Society, and Robbie Mabra of the Forest Service.

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Beale Wagon Road Custer County Oklahoma

Beale Wagon Road Custer County Oklahoma

Ruts of the old Beale Road can still be seen across a modern plowed field from top to bottom. Google Earth image; By Jack Beale Smith

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Beale Wagon Road Custer County Oklahoma

Beale Wagon Road Custer County Oklahoma

In the left center of the photo the ruts of the Beale Road can be seen in the left center of photo from top to bottom just south of Butler Oklahoma. Google Earth image. By Jack Beale Smith

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Beale Wagon Road Custer County Oklahoma

Beale Wagon Road Custer County Oklahoma

Ruts of the old Beale Wagon Road in center of photo approaching a plowed field. Just as you enter the plowed field there are two old buffalo wallows one on each side of the old road. Google image. By Jack Beale Smith

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Beale Wagon Road Custer County

Beale Wagon Road Custer County

Ruts of the old Beale Wagon Road can still be seen today just west of Butler, Oklahoma. The road is in the center going from top to bottom. On the left hand side of the photo is the remains of an old railroad line. Google Earth image. By Jack Beale Smith

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Rock Mary Oklahoma on the Beale Wagon Road

Rock Mary Oklahoma on the Beale Wagon Road

Names carved at the summit of Rock Mary. Photo by Jack Beale Smith

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Rock Mary Beale Wagon Road

Rock Mary Beale Wagon Road

Map showing the location of the Beale Wagon Road and Rock Mary. By Jack Beale Smith

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