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Cherokee Square Monuments


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Several monuments of interest have been erected on Cherokee Square surrounding the Capitol Building.

* Monument to General Stand Watie the only full-blood Indian Brigadier General in the Confederate Army.

* Monument to John Ross: Principal Chief of the Cherokee, 1828 - 1866

* Miniature Statue of Liberty Erected in 1950 by the Boy Scouts of America during their 40th Anniversary Crusade to Strengthen the Arm of Liberty.

* Veterans Monument: Installed by the Disabled American Veterans and dedicated to all war veterans.

* Memorial to the Confederate Dead: Erected in 1913 by the Colonial William Penn Adair Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy.

* The Cherokee Advocate: First legal newspaper in Oklahoma, established September 26, 1884.

* First Telephone in Oklahoma and the first telephone in the Mississippi Valley west of St. Louis, 1885.


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The Cherokee Advocate

The Cherokee Advocate
Vol 1, Tahlequah, Cherokee Nation, Thursday, September 9, 1844

As a tribute to Oklahoma's first legal newspaper, The Cherokee Advocate, was established in 1844 in a building approximately 100' from the location (of this maker.)

Tahlequah, OK Monuments

Memorial to the Confederate Dead

Erected in 1913 by the Colonial William Penn Adair Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy.

Tahlequah, OK Memorials

Cherokee Supreme Court Building

This structure was built in 1845 by James S. Pierce to house the Cherokee National Supreme Court. The supreme and district court both held sessions here for some time. The "Cherokee Advocate" was also printed in this building for several years after the original Advocate building burned. About 1875

Tahlequah, OK Ethnic Heritage

The First Telephone

Here in September, 1885, the first telephone in Oklahoma was connected for service. It was the first telephone in the Mississippi Valley west of St. Louis. The company was organized by a group of Cherokees, namely, D.W. Lipe, L.B. Bell, R.M. Wolfe, J.S. Stapler, J.B. Stapler, and E.D. Hicks.

Tahlequah, OK Markers

Cherokee National Prison

This sandstone building was erected in 1874 and originally had three stories. The third story was removed in 1925

Tahlequah, OK Historic Buildings

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