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Santa Fe Plaza and "Star" Memorial


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Santa Fe Plaza and The Santa Fe Plaza is a downtown park providing a scenic and historic rest stop with benches and interesting historic items to browse around and see.

A genuine Santa Fe Caboose stands in the park and a "Statehood Star Memorial" is laid in the sidewalk at the front of the park.

The memorial plaque was donated to the city of Purcell by the Historical Society remembering, "On November 16, 1907, Purcell's children celebrated Oklahoma's entry into Statehood by forming a human "Star" in the downtown intersection. This symbolized Oklahoma's role as the 46th star in the U.S. Flag."

In 1995, the ceremony was duplicated by the children of Purcell and surrounding areas at which time the memorial plaque was presented.


Address: Downtown on Main

"Star" Monument

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Historic Hotel Love

The sixty-three room Hotel Love was constructed in 1895 and opened for business in March of 1896. The Purcell Register, a territorial newspaper, reported that the building was "by far the finest hotel in the Chickasaw Nation and has but one equal in the territory ... one at Muskogee."

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Santa Fe Plaza and "Star" Memorial

The Santa Fe Plaza is a downtown park providing a scenic and historic rest stop with benches and interesting historic items to browse around and see. A genuine Santa Fe Caboose stands in the park and a "Statehood Star Memorial" is laid in the sidewalk at the front of the park.

Purcell, OK Memorials

Outdoor Art

This surreal representation of a "bug" stands in a field along the highway just north of the Purcell city limits.

Purcell, OK Arts

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