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No Man's Land - east of Slapout, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 36° 37.107 W 100° 00.240
14S E 410222 N 4053016
Quick Description: This was the county that sparked all the outlaw movies to be made...sometimes called Indian Territory, some times the Oklahoma Badlands...but always wild and woolly.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 8/1/2009 9:24:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM6XAR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 18

Long Description:

Marker Text:

YOU ARE NOW ENTERING OLD
NO MAN'S LAND


COLORADO KANSAS 37TH PARALLEL
CALLED NO MAN'S LAND UNTIL 1890
KNOWN THEN AS
BEAVER COUNTY
Became the Panhandle of Okla: Statehood 1907

TEXAS STATE LINE 36° 30' PARALLEL
The 37th parallel was chosen as the southern boundary of Colorado and Kansas. New Mexico's eastern boundary was the 103rd meridian by the Missouri Compromise. Texas came into the Union with 36° 30' parallel as their northern boundary. This northern boundary of Texas is the only state boundary in the Union set by the Missouri Compromise (Mason-Dixon). The Cherokee Outlet stopped at the 100th meridian. This left a strip of land, 34 miles wide and 107 miles long without any form of government. Congress called it the Public Land Strip but it became known as No Man's Land, being outside any jurisdiction or any form of government. It became the home of outlaws, cowboys and settlers. Beaver City was the largest town in the area. By the Organic Act of 1890, Congress attached this unclaimed land to the newly organized Oklahoma Territory with Beaver City as the County Seat. It continued thus until Oklahoma was admitted to the Union, Sat. Nov. 16, 1907.

Three counties were formed out of the Panhandle: Beaver, Texas, and Cimarron.

This area has the most unique history in all the United States.

County: Beaver County

Record Address::
OK-3/US-270/412, roadside turnout,
near county line, 6 miles east of
Slapout, OK USA
73848


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Sponsor (Who put it there): Beaver County Historical Society, Inc., Oklahoma Historical Society

Date Erected: Not listed

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