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Sign placed at the Cedar Creek Animal Clinic on Highway 39 between Lexington and Asher Oklahoma.

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Dr. David Miller standing next to the above shown sign.

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Archaeologist Jack Beale Smith standing next to a Beale Wagon Road sign placed two miles due north of Asher, Oklahoma near the old townsite of Avoca.bb

Map  that was placed on the above shown sign.

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The sign placed at the Sacred Heart Church northwest of Konawa, Oklahoma.  More information on this location is on the Pott. County post.

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During the months of April and May of 2018 three Beale wagon Road signs were placed in Pottawatomie co. Oklahoma.  Below are photos of the signs.ff

This sign two foot by two foot was placed at the Cedar Creek Veterinary Clinic located on Oklahoma State Highway 39 between Lexington and Asher.

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Dr. David Miller is standing next to the sign shown above

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The next sign which was placed two miles due north of Asher, Oklahoma on a county road.  Archaeologist Jack Beale Smith is standing next to the sign.

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Above is the map that was placed on the sign shown above.

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This is the sign placed at the Sacred Heart Church northwest of Konawa, Oklahoma.

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Sacred Heart Church

The Beale Wagon Road passed 1/2 mile south of the Sacred Heart Church northwest of Konawa, Oklahoma.  A Beale Road sign was placed near the site of the Beale Road location.  The Pastor of the church Adrian Vorderlandwear, a Benedictine Monk was so kind as to allow us to place the sign on the billboard advertisement of the Church.  The following photos  are of the sign and church.

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Pastor Adrian, Dr. David Miller, and Jack Beale Smith are in the photo.

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Custer County signs

The last two Beale Road wooden bridge sites had Beale road signs placed in August of 2017.  Photos of Jack Beale Smith and Dr. David Miller standing by the signs.  Dr. Miller is the taller gentleman.

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Custer County new signs

All the wooden bridge signs have been installed in Custer County along the old Beale Wagon Road.  Two have been placed on the road to the Lucky Star Casino.  Attached photos show what the signs look like.  Jack Beale Smith.

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Clara Blinn Battle of the Washita

Clara Blinn Battle of the Washita

A new revision of the Clara Blinn sign has been made and will be put up at the Strong City, Oklahoma sometime in December. We revised the design in order to put in more valuable information on the location where she was killed at. Her and her son were not killed in Black Kettle’s Camp as some books indicate. If this had been the case Custer would have recovered the bodies on the day of the battle and not two weeks later. She was found in the Kiowa camp by the 19th Kansas volunteer Cavalry on December 11, 1868. And as the sign reads there were two white women captives in the second Cheyenne camp located downstream from the Kiowa Camp. Custer’s Camp of December 11, 1868 was located between the Kiowa Camp and the Second Cheyenne camp. No other book written on the Battle of the Washita will tell you that their were two white women captives in the second Cheyenne Camp except the Book entitled “A Fate Worse Than Death.

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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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