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Britton School/Science Hill
Britton School/Science Hill Established in 1911 and known as Science Hill. The school house was located one half mile east of this memorial. Later the name was changed to Britton School in honor of the pioneer family, the church located at the same site served as a Grade School. 

First school enumeration done in June 1912 reported 18 families in the district designated as #108 of the Gracemont School System. Oscar E Bare was School Clerk. 

Britton one of the oldest schools in this area when it was closed in 1950. Had 24 families all were farmers except for 1 oil field worker, 1 mechanic and 1 day laborer; J.E. Mashaney was School Clerk. 

Marker is located directly under Indian Head Rock, Home of Caddo Indian Tribe. 

Former Residents and Friends gather each September for a School Community Reunion. 

Located from Binger, OK: junction 152 and 281/8 go east for 6.3 miles marker is on right side of road.

place: http://www.blogoklahoma.us/place.aspx?id=465 
map: https://goo.gl/maps/UDRKg 

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Enid-Pond Creek Railroad War
... The Enid-Pond Creek Railroad War occurred in Oklahoma Territory between 1893 and 1894, and pitted the citizens of two United States designated county seats against the Rock Island Railroad. ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enid-Pond_Creek_Railroad_War 

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Railroads were like Banks. Where the money flowed there was conflict. And in an illegal Territory stolen hidden History was the Sandy foundation on which to Build.
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Camp Radziminski
Established Sept. 1858, by four troops of crack 2nd Cav. under Major Earl Van Dorn. Named in memory of Lt. Charles Radzimisnski, a former member of the Regt. E. Kirby Smith. Cornelius Van Camp, Fitzhugh Lee, W. B. Royall all served there. Permanent type buildings never erected; post abandoned by Army, Dec 6, 1859.

Located on U.S. Highway 183, one mile north of Mountain Park, Oklahoma.

place: http://www.blogoklahoma.us/place.aspx?id=53 
map:  https://goo.gl/maps/ua88k 

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Search the Oklahoma Constitution, Statutes, and Cases.
OSCN: The Oklahoma State Courts Network Advanced Query Editor
http://www.oscn.net/applications/OCISWeb/Search.asp

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OK Did Ya Know... It's illegal to fly a red flag in Oklahoma
It took a little digging but I found the law that makes it illegal to fly the original 46 star State flag of Oklahoma... mostly because it's red and for anti communistic 1919 paranoia reasons.

Title 21. Crimes and Punishments 
    Chapter 9 - Offenses Related to Flags
        Section 374 - Display of Red Flag or Emblem of Disloyalty
... Any person in this state, who shall carry or cause to be carried, or publicly display any red flag or other emblem or banner, indicating disloyalty to the Government of the United States or a belief in anarchy or other political doctrines or beliefs, whose objects are either the disruption or destruction of organized government, or the defiance of the laws of the United States or of the State of Oklahoma, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the Penitentiary of the State of Oklahoma for a term not exceeding ten (10) years, or by a fine not exceeding One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) or by both such imprisonment and fine. ...

Link: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/deliverdocument.asp?id=69131&hits= 

Personally I really like the 46 Star Flag.  

Bonus fact: It's also illegal to use the U.S. Flag in advertising in Oklahoma.  (Section 371 - Penalty for Using Flag in Advertising)

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I'm not a lawyer, so you should ask one, but you know if you squint at this law all those people flying confederate flags (stars and bars) in Oklahoma are breaking the law. --- Hmmm.
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NATIVE OKLAHOMA, premiering tonight at 7pm, is a first-of-its-kind joint project between seven Oklahoma tribes. Native culture, history, song and dance are featured along with stories from the Cherokee, Choctaw, Kiowa, Osage, Ponca, Cheyenne and Arapaho tribe.
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American Civil War
The American Civil War began April 12, 1861, with Confederate forces firing on Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. In the years to come several battles will be fought in the territory to become Oklahoma.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Sumter

Indian Territory Battles:

November 19, 1861: Battle of Round Mountain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Round_Mountain

December 9, 1861: Battle of Chusto-Talasah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chusto-Talasah

December 26, 1861: Battle of Chustenahlah
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chustenahlah

October 22, 1862: Battle of Old Fort Wayne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Old_Fort_Wayne

July 1–2, 1863: Battle of Cabin Creek
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Cabin_Creek

July 17, 1863: Battle of Honey Springs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Honey_Springs

February 13, 1864:  Battle of Middle Boggy Depot
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Middle_Boggy_Depot

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Call it what it was Indian Territory and where the 'Union' North pulled out it weakened the Security of all involved in their hopes and aspiration of the supposed promises, given by Treaty by Nation to Nation Treaty.
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The 53rd Fangtastic Waurika Rattlesnake Hunt weekend begins Friday and runs through Sunday. (April 11 - 13, 2014)

Waurika News Democrat: Rattling in revenue  http://bit.ly/1hGt0Sq

map: https://goo.gl/maps/uL4co 

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Wikipedia:WikiProject Oklahoma
... This WikiProject was formed to foster better articles on the U.S. state of Oklahoma with a spirit of cooperation.  ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Oklahoma

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Osage News
... news organization of the Osage Nation ...
http://www.osagenews.org

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