... Triggered by opposition to World War I and the draft, this tenant farmers' revolt broke out in three counties along Oklahoma's South Canadian River in August 1917. While antiwar sentiments fueled the Green Corn Rebellion, it actually grew from long-standing grievances many tenants held against local landowners, businessmen, and state and local authorities. The farmers were particularly angered over the growing control of land by small numbers of wealthy landholders who often resorted to rampant land speculation and outright fraud to obtain property. Speculation and falling crop prices had by 1917 forced over half of Oklahoma's farmers into tenancy. ...
Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture
Book cover of 1935 novel The Green Corn Rebellion by William Cunningham
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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.
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... 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. ...
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The California Road followed the route laid out by Captain Randolph B. Marcy escorting gold seekers during the spring of 1849. Starting from Ft. Smith, Arkansas, it crossed over into Indian Territory and generally followed the Canadian River to the Texas Panhandle. The trail continued across the Panhandle along the Canadian into New Mexico where it met an existing trail south out of Santa Fe to El Paso and west into California.
The crossing of the east-west California Road with the north-south Texas Road formed a natural point of settlement in Tobucksy County of the Choctaw Nation, a site originally called Bucklucksy. James Jackson McAlester, an employee of licensed traders Reynolds and Hannaford convinced the firm to locate a general store at that location in late 1869. This settlement eventually became McAlester, Oklahoma.
Prominent landmarks in western Indian Territory were Rock Mary and the Antelope Hills.
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Dorthy Jane Orton was the primer mover in urging the restoration of old Fort Towson due to her untiring efforts. Her home community and the entire state became aware of the importance of preserving Fort Towson as a part of Oklahoma's Historic Heritage. She was born on January 7, 1915, at Fort Townson. She graduated from high school there and attended Southeaster State College.
Dorothy Orton was the first Oklahoma woman to enlist in the Women's Army Corps for World War II after two and one-half years in the army. She was discharged from service with the rank of Captain. She was recalled to active duty in the army in November or 1950 and saw service at Fort Lee, Virginia, at Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky, and as a staff officer in the Oklahoma district military office, where she was serving at the time of her discharge from army service in January of 1953.
After military service Dorothy Orton became postmaster at Fort Towson and held this position until the time of her death by accident while on a Mountain Fork river fishing trip May 31, 1968.
This monument is erected as a memorial to Dorothy Jane Orton, a patriot whose life exemplified love for country, love for friends and neighbors and service to mankind.
Located at the Fort Towson Visitor Center, Fort Towson Historic Site, near Fort Towson, Oklahoma
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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.
Indian Territory Battles:
November 19, 1861: Battle of Round Mountain
December 9, 1861: Battle of Chusto-Talasah
December 26, 1861: Battle of Chustenahlah
October 22, 1862: Battle of Old Fort Wayne
July 1–2, 1863: Battle of Cabin Creek
July 17, 1863: Battle of Honey Springs
February 13, 1864: Battle of Middle Boggy Depot
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