Washington Irving's Camp - Arcadia, OK
Posted by: Max and 99
N 35° 39.925 W 097° 19.107
14S E 652198 N 3948141
Quick Description: Historical marker showing location of Washington Irving's hunt
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2009 6:12:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM7F7V
I highly recommend a visit to the Washington Irving Trail Museum located south of Stillwater, OK. It's a treasure!
text from plaque:
Near here, in 1832, Washington Irving hunted wild horses, an exciting event described in his book on his Oklahoma tour as "Ringing the Wild Horse." In party were H.L. Ellsworth, U.S. Comm., Chas. J. Latrobe, English writer, and Swiss Count, Albert Day Portales.
Text from 2nd plaque:
The Washington Irving party and a Troup of U.S. Rangers encamped on this spot Oct. 24, 1832.
Erected by the Arcadia Public School and The Oklahoma City Chapter D.A.R.
Arcadia, Oklahoma U.S.A.
Rate the Site:
Date Erected: 1949
Sponsor (Who put it there): Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission and D.A.R.
Web site if available: Not listed
1 - Must visit the site in person.
2 - New Photo required.
3 - Give some new insight to the marker/site.