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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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Adams Corner Rural Village

Adams Corner Rural Village is a detailed reconstruction of a small crossroads community of 1875 - 1890, in the final years of the old Cherokee Nation. The Heritage Farm exhibits livestock commonly found on Cherokee farms along with endangered domestic breeds.

Tahlequah, OK Museums

Monument to General Stand Watie

- In Honor of -

General Stand Watie

Tahlequah, OK Monuments

Self-Guided Tour of Historic Tahlequah

History is one of Tahlequah's most valuable resources, much of it in the history of the Cherokee Nation ... to a Civil War cabin ... to homes of townspeople at the turn of the century.

Tahlequah, OK Tours

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

Seminary Hall at Northeastern State University

This four-year regional university has a long and colorful heritage which began in 1846 when the Cherokee National Council authorized establishment of the National Male Seminary and National Female Seminary.

Tahlequah, OK Historic Buildings

Things to do Monuments near Tahlequah, OK