LASR.net Homepage




Menu

Jesse Chisholm Grave and Monument


category : Monuments
Jesse Chisholm Grave and Monument A granite monument stands on the bluff above Jesse Chisholm's grave. It says:

Born in Tennessee in 1805 of Scottish and Cherokee descent, Jesse Chisholm came to Indian Territory in the 1820s. For 40 years he operated trading posts near Asher, Purcell, Watonga and Okla. City. Also a guide, freighter, interpreter, salt works owner and peacemaker, few men in the territories were so well known by the Indian. Due to this, part of his freighting route became known as the Chisholm Trail. He died on March 4, 1868, after eating bear meat cooked in a copper kettle, and was buried near Left Hand Spring, allotment of his old friend Chief Left Hand, NE of present Geary. The inscription on his grave, "No one left his home cold or hungry," is a tribute to the character of this rugged individual.

- Okla. Historical Society 1976


Jesse Chisholm MarkerJesse Chisholm's tombstone reads:

JESSE CHISHOLM
BORN 1805
DIED MAR 4 1868

-----

NO ONE LEFT HIS HOME
COLD OR HUNGRY

Come visit us in Geary, Oklahoma

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Jesse Chisholm Grave and Monument

A granite monument stands on the bluff above Jesse Chisholm's grave. It says: Born in Tennessee in 1805 of Scottish and Cherokee descent, Jesse Chisholm came to Indian Territory in the 1820s. For 40

Geary, OK Monuments

Canadian Rivers Historical Society Museum

Area's first log jail, train caboose, furnished 1901 home.

Geary, OK Museums

Chief Left Hand Monument

Born in the 1840s somewhere west of present Fort Supply, Left Hand ("Niwat," also "Nawathit") became principal chief of the southern Arapahoes on the death of Little Raven in 1889. A noted buffalo hunter and warrior, he survived the Battle of Sand Creek in 1864. In 1867

Geary, OK Monuments


Things to do Monuments near Geary, OK

Mormon Battalion Memorial Plaque

A plaque was erected in 1983 at the north side of the courthouse in Boise City, observing the crossing of this area by the 50...