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Horseshoe Hills


category : Landmarks
Horseshoe Hills This landmark is a unique formation of hills creating a natural horseshoe shape. Custer and his men camped there the night before the attack on Chief Black Kettle, serving as an ideal place to hide Custer's movements and to scout the sleeping village. These hills also served as an observation post for both the Indians coming to Black Kettle's aid and the 7th Calvary.

The hills were formed as a result of erosion of the surrounding softer material about 250 million years ago, leaving the harder Doxey Shale behind.

The hills can be observed at a distance while visiting the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.


Address: 1 mile north of Cheyenne on US283

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Santa Fe Depot

Cheyenne was the western terminus for the Clinton, Oklahoma, and Western Railroad (also known as the "COW") until the Santa Fe took over in 1928 and extended the line to Pampa, Texas. Passenger service survived until the 1960's using a "doodlebug" (AT&SF Motorcar #M.177) as train numbers 63 & 64

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Pioneer Memorial Wall

The Pioneer Memorial Wall lists the names of settlers and residents of Roger Mills county. Accompanying the memorial wall is a brief history monument of the settlement of the county and its development from the 1541 crossing by Coronado, through the Indian occupation, the "Land Run,"

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The Augusta Metcalfe & Break O'Day Farm

Break O'Day Farm and Metcalfe Museum, the historic homestead and repository for the works of Oklahoma pioneer and “Sagebrush Artist,” Augusta Corson Metcalfe Directions:

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Black Kettle National Grassland

Black Kettle National Grassland covers about 32,000 acres in western Oklahoma and 2,000 acres in Texas and is home to deer, turkey, and quail hunting.

Cheyenne, OK National Grasslands

Croton Creek Guest Ranch

This area is known for some of the best turkey and wild quail hunting in the country, however few know about the quality of our deer herd, which by the way is outstanding! Accommodations are comfortable and private in our “old western”

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