Historic Markers Tour

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ALIKCHI COURT GROUND - Commemorates Choctaw District Court site where justice dispensed in 19th century. (Marker on Highway 3 about twenty miles east of Broken Bow)

CLEAR CREEK WATER MILL - Marking water-powered grist mill, which operated as early as 1819. (Marker located on the eastern edge of Valliant)

EAGLETOWN - tells story of this first permanent Choctaw settlement on Trail of Tears. (Marker co-located with Gardner Mansion Marker)

GARDNER MANSION - tells story of this home of Choctaw Chief Jefferson Gardner, which was built in 1884. (Marker on US Highway 70 east of Broken Bow)

GARLAND CEMETERY - commemorates Choctaw Chief Samuel Garland, who is buried there near his old home and plantation. (Marker located three miles east of Tom off US Highway 3)

HARRIS HOUSE - Presents story of county's oldest home built by Choctaw diplomat-jurist, 1867, Northeast of Harris. (Marker on US Highway 259 south of Idabel)

HARRIS MILL CEMETERY - marks cemetery which is the only remaining evidence of the plantation and extensive enterprises of Harris brothers pre-Civil War period. (Marker east of Broken Bow on US Highway 70 near Arkansas line)

MILITARY ROAD - Tells of road cut in 1825 from Arkansas to Fort Towson, which became the Choctaw Trail of Tears. (Marker located on US Highway 70 in Broken Bow)

MILLER COURTHOUSE - commemorates old Miller County, Arkansas territory, 1820-1828 which included what is now McCurtain County located on the Red River southwest of Idabel. (Marker located on bypass in South Idabel)

PECAN POINT - Commemorates first Protestant Church services in Oklahoma, among white settlers in 1816. (Marker located with Miller Courthouse Marker)

SHAWNEETOWN - Tells story of early settlement of Shawnee Indians southwest of present Idabel: land later became part of large plantation operated by Choctaw, Robert M. Jones. (Marker co-located with Miller Courthouse Marker)

SMITHVILLE - Tells story of this early Choctaw settlement which became the town of Smithville. (Marker on US Highway 259)

WHEELOCK MISSION - Marks a mission station, church, and school established in 1832 by the Reverend Alfred Wright. (Marker located one mile east of Millerton)

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Wildlife Museum

Come into the great outdoors! See and hear elk bugling on a crisp fall morning, wolves howling in a snowy arctic scene. Finally see the fish that live in the legendary Fluecy Creek. These and other wildlife dioramas are designed to educate and entertain all age groups.

Broken Bow, OK Museums

Wheelock Church

The old rock Wheelock church is the oldest church building in Oklahoma, built in 1846. Across the road is a cemetery, the final resting place of reverend Alfred Wright, physician and missionary to the Choctaw Indians who translated the New Testament and many other books into their native language.

Broken Bow, OK Historic Churches

Peter Toth Totem Pole

This is one in a 50 state series of "Trail of Tears" sculptures by Hungarian artist, Peter Toth. Mr. Peter Wolf Toth came to Oklahoma to sculpt Oklahoma's Indian monuments. Mr. Toth's goal in life was to complete at least one sculpture in each of the fifty states. To date, he has done 67

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Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area

White-tailed deer, eastern wild turkey, yellow-breasted chat, screech owl, eastern diamond-backed rattlesnake, gray tree frog. What do these species have in common?

Broken Bow, OK Wildlife Refuges

Cedar Creek Golf Course

It is the kind of golf course one would imagine finding in a pristine, pine-laden wilderness. And, in fact, the 18 holes that constitute Cedar Creek Golf Course were literally carved out of the wilds (the golf course abuts the McCurtain County Wilderness Area)

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Historic Markers Tour

ALIKCHI COURT GROUND - Commemorates Choctaw District Court site where justice dispensed in 19th century. (Marker on Highway 3...