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Old Mail Route - Catoosa, Oklahoma
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 36° 11.607 W 095° 43.974
15S E 254264 N 4008867
Quick Description: Historical marker at Catoosa's Rt. 66 Blue Whale, describing the Old Mail Route
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 3/8/2010 7:41:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM8BWF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 18

Long Description:
This marker is at Catoosa's Blue Whale tourist attraction, on Rt. 66 about a mile NW of I-44. The Blue Whale is a sight to see! There are picnic benches nearby, a small pond (of course), and a concession stand that does not list hours of operation.

Text on marker:
Old Mail Route
About 1/2 mile SW is the site of Fort Spunky, a relay station on The Old Star Mail between St. Louis and California. After the war between the states, Catoosa was founded as the post with John Gunter Schrimsher (1835-1905) an uncle of Will Rogers as post-master.
Erected as a public service by Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Mathews

Will Rogers Memorial Highway
County: Tulsa

Record Address::
2705 N. Hwy 66
Catoosa, OK U.S.A.
74015


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Date Erected: unknown

Sponsor (Who put it there): Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Mathews

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